Rafael Augusto Filizzola Serra (born c. 1968) is a Paraguayan politician. He served as the Paraguayan interior minister under President Fernando Lugo from 2008 to 2011. He was a member of the Chamber of Deputies of Paraguay from 1998 to 2008 for the Party for a Country of Solidarity, and elected to the Senate of Paraguay for the Democratic Progressive Party in 2008. He resigned his seat in order to become interior minister.
In 2009, he accused Federico Acuña (who in 2011 would become his successor), of turning a blind eye to corruption during Acuña's period in office in 2008 as National Police Chief.
Filizzola is married to Desirée Masi, the leader of the Democratic Progressive Party. Filizzola is the cousin of Carlos Filizzola, also a Paraguayan politician.
- ^ a b c (in Spanish) Última Hora, 26 August 2011, Rafael Filizzola dice que su primo conspiró para su caída
- ^ a b c (in Spanish) amambaynoticias.com, 3 July 2011, Rafael Filizzola ratifica que es
- ^ Varios Autores, El Estado Del Mundo 2010, Ediciones AKAL, 2009, p. 525 
- ^ (in Spanish) Diario ABC Color, 17 June 2011, Federico Acuña fue comandante de la Policía, pero destituido por irregularidades