Institutional News
Visit by Prestigious Paraguayan Journalist
July 1st, 2017
Cándido Figueredo Ruiz, correspondent for the newspaper ABC Color in the city of Pedro Juan Caballero – located on the border between Paraguay and Brazil – visited Buenos Aires from May 31 to June 30. Figueredo Ruiz has been under constant protection by the police for the last two decades, an effort made to protect him from the vindictive criminals that he exposes through his reporting. His investigative work on criminal activity was recognized with the 2015 International Press Freedom Award given by the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ). On June 2, 2012, the New York Times published his profile under the title “Exposing Drug Secrets, From a Well-Guarded Bunker.” During his stay in Argentina, Figueredo Ruíz was named Guest of Honor to the Autonomous City of Buenos Aires by a local legislator.

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.

Cándido Figueredo en Buenos Aires

Gabriel Salvia, chairman of CADAL, next to Patricia Bellenzier and the journalist Cándido Figueredo Ruiz.

Cándido Figueredo en Buenos Aires

On Tuesday June 6, Cándido celebrated his birthday in Buenos Aires alongside CADAL staff members.

Cándido Figueredo en Buenos Aires

Figueredo Ruíz was welcomed by the Swedish Ambassador to Argentina, Paraguay, and Uruguay, S.E. Barbro Elm.

Fernando Ruiz y Cándido Figueredo en Buenos Aires

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 en Buenos Aires

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.