Cándido Figueredo Ruiz, born in the city of Pedro Juan Caballero in Paraguay, is a correspondent for the leading Paraguayan newspaper ABC Color. Since more than twenty years ago, he has been committed to courageous journalistic work investigating criminal activity related to the intense drug trafficking that occurs on the Paraguay-Brazil border. His work stands out not only for its denouncement of drug traffickers but also for its investigation of drug cartels, corruption, and narco política.
Gabriel Salvia, chairman of CADAL, next to Patricia Bellenzier and the journalist Cándido Figueredo Ruiz.
On Tuesday June 6, Cándido celebrated his birthday in Buenos Aires alongside CADAL staff members.
Figueredo Ruíz was welcomed by the Swedish Ambassador to Argentina, Paraguay, and Uruguay, S.E. Barbro Elm.
The ABC Color journalist, next to Professor Fernando Ruiz who invited him to give a lecture to students from the Facultad de Comunicación at Universidad Austral.
Cándido Figueredo Ruíz next to local legislator Carolina Estebarena who named the Paraguayan journalist the Guest of Honor to the Autonomous City of Buenos Aires.