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Cándido Figueredo Ruíz, born in the city of Pedro Juan Caballero in the Republic of Paraguay, is a corresponding journalist for the chief Paraguayan newspaper ABC Color. For more than twenty years he has carried out valiant journalistic work investigating criminal activities linked to drug trafficking on the border between Paraguay and Brazil. His work as a journalist stands out not just for his exposure of drug traffickers, but also for his investigation of cartels, corruption, and narco-politics.
Gabriel Salvia, president of CADAL, with Patricia Bellenzier and journalist Cándido Figueredo Ruíz.
On Tuesday, June 6, Cándido celebrated his birthday in Buenos Aires with members of CADAL.
Figueredo Ruíz was received by S.E. Barbro Elm, the Swedish ambassador to Argentina, Paraguay, and Uruguay.
The Paraguayan ABC Color journalist, next to Professor Fernando Ruiz, who invited him to lecture for students at Austral University’s College of Communication.
Cándido Figueredo Ruíz with the Buenos Aires lawmaker Carolina Estebarena, who spearheaded the effort to declare the Paraguayan journalist a Guest of Honor of the City of Buenos Aires.