Osvaldo Domínguez Dibb

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Osvaldo Domínguez Dibb (born 1940, in Paraguay) is a politician and businessperson.

Dibb is mostly known for being the most successful president in the history of Paraguayan football (soccer) club Olimpia. He served as president for the terms of 1976 to 1991 and from 1995 to 2004. Under his presidency, Olimpia won a large number of national championships, but most importantly the club won most of its international titles such as three Copa Libertadores, the Intercontinental Cup, the Copa Interamericana and the Recopa Sudamericana. All the mentioned titles catapulted Olimpia as one of the most respected football clubs in South America.

Dibb also owns several companies in Paraguay including a newspaper company (Diario La Nación), a radio station (Radio 970 AM) and a hotel.

In 2002, he lost in the primary elections of the Colorado Party which would have put him as the party representative for the national presidential elections, had he won.

Criticism[edit]

Once linked to former dictator Alfredo Stroessner through his brother Humberto Domínguez Dibb (Stroessner's son-in-law), Osvaldo Domínguez Dibb insists that the Paraguayan general was indeed a great president. Osvaldo Domínguez Dibb has been accused by Brazilian authorities of being a major smuggler of cigarettes into Brazil.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Veja Magazine: Federal Police discovers that Paraguayan candidates are behind cigarrette smuggling. In Portuguese. [1]