July 15, 2024

The previous Vice President of Paraguay Hugo Velazquez has as soon as once more defended himself in opposition to the accusations of corruption issued by america, assuring that it was a “nice conspiracy” in opposition to him, moments after he handed over his command on Tuesday to Pedro Alliana, who will likely be in the course of the subsequent 5 years the ‘quantity two’ of the president, Santiago Pena.

“It was an awesome conspiracy the place somebody went to convey lies in opposition to me. I feel that over time we are going to resolve, time will take care that we all know what actually occurred,” he mentioned after leaving the session of Congress the place the switch of his place to Alliana was licensed.

Velazquez has lamented that this “political resolution” made by america a month in the past now threw his presidential aspirations to the bottom. “I needed to get out of my candidacy,” he recalled, stating that he’ll defend himself when there’s a authorized accusation in opposition to him, in keeping with the Paraguayan press.

“We’ve got to resign ourselves to hunt and show the reality, we now have no different. The USA is a really highly effective enemy, we now have to know that there’s nothing within the courts there,” he identified.

Questioned about his relationship with the previous president Mario Abdo Benitez, who is claimed to have withdrawn his assist after america included him in its sanctions record for “considerably corrupt”, Velazquez has mentioned that he doesn’t should be taken hand in hand

“I’m sufficiently old to know methods to defend myself,” he responded to the media, recalling that he promised to complete his time period with out entering into controversy with President Benitez and stressing that it’s the first time in a democracy {that a} former president has gone to the switch of energy.

“I’m going to dedicate myself to relaxation, reopen my legislation agency and we are going to see what to proceed doing. I want the brand new authorities success,” he concluded.