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COVID-19 Information

COVID-19 Information   Last updated: October 22, 2020  Country-Specific Information:   Paraguay has confirmed cases of COVID-19 within its borders. The Paraguayan Ministry of Health states there is community transmission of the virus. Their  website  has information on how to protect yourself from COVID-19 and maintains a case counter. The Minister of Education has  announced  in-person classes will be suspended until December ...
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Former Paraguayan Congresswoman and Husband Admit Roles in International Money Laundering Conspiracy

TRENTON, N.J. – A former member of Paraguay’s Congress and her husband have admitted their roles in an international money laundering conspiracy, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced today. Raimundo Va, 45, pleaded guilty today before Chief Judge Freda L. Wolfson to an information charging him with one count of conspiracy to commit money laundering. His wife, ...
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Alert: Events in NE Paraguay – U.S. Embassy Asuncion, Paraguay (14-September-2020)

Location: Paraguay, Concepcion Department. Event: Following the Sep 2 Paraguayan government operation against EPP elements and the Sep 9 EPP kidnapping of former vice president Oscar Denis, the Embassy reminds U.S. citizens to exercise increased caution traveling in Concepcion Department and other parts of NE Paraguay.  As noted in our existing  Travel Advisory , “Transnational criminal elements are active and engage in illicit trafficking of arms, ...
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Travel Alert Level 3 – U.S. Embassy – Asuncion, Paraguay

Reconsider travel to Paraguay due to COVID-19. Some areas have increased risk. Read the entire Travel Advisory . Read the Department of State’s   COVID-19 page   before you plan any international travel. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 3 Travel Health Notice for Paraguay due to COVID-19. Paraguay has lifted stay at home orders, and resumed some transportation options and business operations. Visit the Embassy’s  COVID-19 page  for more information ...
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