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Thursday, November 01, 2018

Modernization and nepotism, the axes of Mario Abdo Benítez for ICT

The government promotes projects such as the national fiber optic network and the first Paraguayan satellite with the creation of a ministry for the sector, in the hands of a president’s friend linked to a media group

In two months of mandate, President Mario Abdo Benítez pointed out that the development of ICT will be a priority of the new government. In general, the continuity of theColorado Partyin power implies that there will be no major changes in the direction of economic policy, as signaled by the Fiscal Responsibility Law of 2013 and the monetary policy to contain inflation. In this framework, and with the plan to expand investments in infrastructure and productive capacity, the ICT sector is located within the scene with the creation of a Ministry along with the announcements of a national fiber optic network and the launch of a flag satellite.

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