In 1989, Benítez served as a paratrooper during his mandatory military service.
Paraguay’s President Mario Abdo Benítez jumped with a parachute in honor of the centenary of the country’s Air Force. This was reported in the social networks of the Paraguayan leader.
Together with Benitez, the head of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the country, Federico Gonzalez, jumped.
The President of Paraguay made the jump from a military aircraft over the Nu Guasu air base in the city of Luca, which is located 13 kilometers from the country’s capital Asuncion. At this time, there was an exhibition in honor of the anniversary of the Air Force, which presented military training and transport aircraft, including the Boeing C-17 Globemaster of the US Air Force.
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Mario Abdo Benitez is 52 years old. In 1989, he served in the Armed Forces of the country and received a second lieutenant of aviation in the reserve.