Rafael Filizzola

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Rafael Filizzola
Interior Minister of Paraguay
In office
2008 – June 2011[1]
Succeeded by Federico Acuña[1]
Personal details
Political party Democratic Progressive Party

Rafael Augusto Filizzola Serra (born c. 1968[2]) is a Paraguayan politician. He served as the Paraguayan interior minister under President Fernando Lugo from 2008 to 2011.[3] 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.[2]

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.[4]

Filizzola is married to Desirée Masi, the leader of the Democratic Progressive Party.[2] Filizzola is the cousin of Carlos Filizzola, also a Paraguayan politician.[1]


  1. ^ a b c (in Spanish) Última Hora, 26 August 2011, Rafael Filizzola dice que su primo conspiró para su caída
  2. ^ a b c (in Spanish) amambaynoticias.com, 3 July 2011, Rafael Filizzola ratifica que es
  3. ^ Varios Autores, El Estado Del Mundo 2010, Ediciones AKAL, 2009, p. 525 [1]
  4. ^ (in Spanish) Diario ABC Color, 17 June 2011, Federico Acuña fue comandante de la Policía, pero destituido por irregularidades