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Paraguay: Country in South America
Paraguay, officially the Republic of Paraguay, is a country in South America. It is bordered by Argentina to the south and southwest, Brazil to the east and northeast, and Bolivia to the northwest. Although one of only two landlocked countries in South America, the country has coasts, beaches and ports on the Paraguay and Paraná rivers that give exit to the Atlantic Ocean through the Paraná-Paraguay Waterway.


Paraguay hits 100% ICU occupancy due to COVID surge [Video]

Paraguay hits 100% ICU occupancy due to COVID surge

In Paraguay, every single intensive care bed is full. The health system is on the verge of collapse.

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‘India doing its best…’: Costa Rica, Paraguay request COVAXIN supply [Video]

‘India doing its best…’: Costa Rica, Paraguay request COVAXIN supply

Ambassadors of Paraguay and Costa Rica expressed their keenness on getting supply of Covaxin, the indigenous Covid-19 vaccine developed by Bharat Biotech in collaboration with ICMR. They also hailed..

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Ambassador of Paraguay to India requests 'COVAXIN' supply [Video]

Ambassador of Paraguay to India requests 'COVAXIN' supply

Ambassador of Paraguay to India, Fleming Raul Duarte requested for supply of COVAXIN, the COVID-19 vaccine by Hyderabad-based 'Bharat Biotech' and also heaped praises on India for its vaccine..

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Paraguay calls spread of coronavirus in neighboring Brazil 'a great threat'

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Paraguay plans switch to 'smart' quarantine after coronavirus curve flattens

Paraguay will ease its coronavirus lockdown in May, replacing its currently tough sanctions with a "smart quarantine" after the South American country became one of the most successful in the region to..
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Paraguay has South America's best record on coronavirus after early lockdown

As a global coronavirus pandemic spread around the world, landlocked Paraguay did not wait, imposing a strict lockdown in early March, before neighboring countries. The result: the fewest cases in the..
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Paraguay confirms first death due to coronavirus: health ministry

Paraguay on Friday confirmed the first death in the country due to coronavirus, the health ministry said on Twitter.
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Military roadblocks, curfews: Latin America tightens coronavirus controls

Countries around Latin America tightened restrictions further on Monday to try to slow the spread of the new coronavirus, with Peru deploying military personnel on the streets, Costa Rica closing..
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Paraguay says suspends public schools for 15 days due to coronavirus

Paraguay has suspended public school sessions and large-scale public events for 15 days due to coronavirus, Health Minister Julio Mazzoleni said in a televised address.
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Deaths from dengue fever in Paraguay spike to 16 under strained health system

Paraguay health officials said on Friday that deaths from dengue fever increased to 16 in the South American country's worst outbreak of the disease in the last decade, severely straining its health..
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Jailbreak in the 'city of blood': Brazil's drug gangs overrun Paraguay

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Paraguay restricts travelers from China amid virus outbreak

Landlocked Paraguay said on Friday that it had suspended indefinitely issuance of visas to people traveling from China because of the coronavirus outbreak centered in the city of Wuhan, Hubei province.
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Paraguay's President Abdo contracts dengue fever amid outbreak

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At least 75 inmates escape from Paraguayan prison near Brazil border

At least 75 inmates, including members of Brazil's most powerful gang, escaped from a Paraguayan prison on Sunday after digging a tunnel in an operation that prison officials were believed to have been..
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U.S. President Donald Trump will host Paraguay's President Mario Abdo Benitez for a White House visit on Dec. 13, the White House said on Thursday.
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Paraguay ex-President Cartes says open to local probe after Brazil arrest warrant

Paraguayan former president Horacio Cartes said on Monday he was open to the country's prosecutors' officer investigating him after a Brazilian judge issued a warrant for his arrest last week as part..
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Brazilian judge orders arrest of former Paraguayan President Cartes

A Brazilian judge has issued an arrest warrant for former Paraguayan President vin a new phase of the "Car Wash" probe, targeting black-market money dealers, according to a Justice statement on..
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Paraguayan president's popularity plummets amid Brazil-linked political crisis

Paraguay's president, Mario Abdo, has reached his first year in office with a 69 percent disapproval rating amid an enduring political crisis and a significant economic slowdown, according to a survey..
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Paraguay's foreign minister and three other officials resigned on Monday amid a growing scandal over the signing of an energy deal with Brazil, a blow to President Mario Abdo who has forged close ties..
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The lights were back on across virtually all of Argentina and neighbors Paraguay and Uruguay on Monday morning, according to Argentine energy officials, though the cause of Sunday's massive blackout..
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Power began to trickle back into the grid by midday after a massive blackout hit Argentina, Uruguay and Paraguay early on Sunday, leaving tens of millions without power, authorities said.
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