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Freemasonry in Paraguay

Source: This information is provided by the Masonic Press Agency of Romania. The coordination of the event to promote the Bicentennial of the Republic of Paraguay is done through the Secretariat General of the APRM through the International Masonic Program APMR Cultural.

The Symbolic Grand Lodge of Paraguay is the heir of Regular Symbolism uninterrupted in Paraguay, established in the second half of the nineteenth century. The Most Worshipful Brethren Euclides Acevedo is the Grand Master of Paraguayan Masonry and leader of the Symbolic Grand Lodge of Paraguay.

In the history various Paraguayan presidents and dignitaries were Freemasons:

  • Cirilo Antonio Rivarola,
  • Doroteo Cayo Miltos,
  • Gregorio Benítez,
  • Juan Bautista Gill,
  • Cándido Bareiro,
  • Adolfo Saguier,
  • Juan Antonio Jara,
  • Bernardino Caballero,
  • Manuel Domínguez,
  • Juan G. González,
  • Cecilio Báez,
  • Cipriano Ibáñez,
  • Eduardo Schaerer,
  • José Félix Estigarribia.

During the Chaco War (1932-1935) there have been a number of Masons who fought for national sovereignty:

  • Mariscal José Felix Estigarribia,
  • Gen. Nicolás Delgado,
  • Colonel Felix Cabrera,
  • Commander Manuel T. Aponte,
  • Navy Capt. José Boston,
  • Colonel Alfredo Mena (Unión y Progreso de Encarnación Lodge),
  • Lt. Colonel Basilio Caballero Ayala 33º (Aurora del Paraguay Lodge),
  • Juan Plate 33º (Libertad # 4 Lodge),
  • Captain Cristóbal Pèriz (Libertad Lodge),
  • Colonel Victor Ayala Queirolo,
  • Captain Cayo Susto (Libertad # 4 Lodge),
  • Captain Feliciano Fariña (Libertad # 4 Lodge),
  • Amadeo Báez Allende 33º (Sol Naciente Lodge),
  • Alfredo Mena Fretes (Sol Naciente Lodge),
  • Luis Ruggel (Unión y Progreso de Encarnación Lodge),
  • Dr. Pedro Báez Acosta (Libertad # 4 Lodge),
  • Domingo Atilio Fernandez (Libertad # 4 Lodge),
  • Celso Naruja García 33º (Libertad # 4 Lodge),
  • Captain Enrique Paats (Sol Naciente # 2 Lodge),
  • Lt. Colonel Nelson Rolón (Libertad # 4 Lodge),
  • Felipe Monel,
  • Captain Oscar Pinho Insfrán (Sol Naciente # 2 Lodge),
  • Lt. Colonel Juan Francisco Recalde.

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