Leila Rachid de Cowles

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Leila Rachid de Cowles (Asunción, 30 March 1955) is a Paraguayan diplomat.

Background and earlier life[edit]

Rachid studied Foreign Relations at the Universidad Católica Nuestra Señora de la Asunción (1973–1976). Afterwards she obtained a postgraduate degree at the Sociedad de Altos Estudios Internacionales, Madrid, Spain (1977–1978), another at the Centro de Estudios Constitucionales, Madrid, España (1978–1979) and a doctorate in Political Science at the Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain (1977–1979). She was Paraguayan Ambassador to the United States (2000-2003).

Foreign Minister of Paraguay[edit]

She served as Foreign Minister of Paraguay during the presidential tenure of Nicanor Duarte Frutos (15 August 2003 – 21 August 2006).[1] [2]


  1. ^ "Paraguayan Foreign Ministers". Rulers.org. Retrieved 25 August 2013.
  2. ^ Foreign Minister Leila Rachid de Cowles meeting with Uruguayan President Jorge Batlle and Uruguayan Foreign Minister Didier Opertti on October 7, 2003. http://archivo.presidencia.gub.uy/fotos/banco/2003/octubre/20031007bg.JPG. Missing or empty |title= (help)

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