Brazilian government concerned about crisis in Paraguay; fears removal of its president

Paraguay is experiencing protests that have taken to the streets, mainly in Asunción, against the government’s conduct of the coronavirus pandemic.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The outbreak of a new institutional crisis in Paraguay worries the Jair Bolsonaro government, which fears the removal of an ally – President Mario Abdo Benítez – and the resulting destabilization of the region during a pandemic.

Paraguay is experiencing protests that have taken to the streets, mainly in Asunción, against the government’s conduct of the coronavirus pandemic.

Members of the Authentic Radical Liberal Party (PLRA) have decided to file a demand for political judgment against the current president, which could end in his impeachment.

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