Analysis: Paraguay faces dilemma of breaking with Taiwan in order to get vaccines from China

China stands accused of blackmailing indo-pacific nations who need Covid vaccines into submission. In Paraguay, people are increasingly worried since it is one of the 15 countries that still has diplomatic ties with Taiwan.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The health situation in Paraguay is dramatic. The exponential increase of infections, collapsed hospitals, 33 percent of health workers ill, and cases of corruption in the purchase of supplies for the pandemic forced the departure of almost half of the cabinet.

Also, in the last hours, it became known that an oxygen plant that cost the Paraguayan state US$4 billion to be installed in the National Hospital of Itauguá has been stopped.

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