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Designation of Representative in Paraguayan Congress for Involvement in Significant Corruption

For Immediate Release STATEMENT BY SECRETARY ANTONY J. BLINKEN April 6, 2021 I am announcing today the public designation of a Representative in the Paraguayan Legislature’s Lower House, Ulises Rolando Quintana Maldonado due to his involvement in significant corruption. During his time as a representative, Mr. Quintana engaged in acts that facilitated transnational organized crime, ...
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Secretary Blinken’s Call with Paraguayan President Abdo Benitez

The below is attributable to Spokesperson Ned Price: Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken spoke today with Paraguayan President Mario Abdo Benítez.  The Secretary reiterated United States support for the Paraguayan people as they struggle with the impact of the global COVID-19 pandemic and outlined our efforts to help.  He underscored the importance of free expression, peaceful ...
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Event Alert – U.S. Embassy Asuncion, Paraguay

Event Alert – U.S. Embassy Asuncion, Paraguay – Mar 9, 2021 Location: Various locations in Asuncion Event: As of March 9, organizers are calling for more demonstrations at the residence of former President Horario Cartes (located about 200 meters west of the American School of Asuncion (ASA) on Avenida España), Presidential Residence (next to the ...
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Health Alert – Department of State – Bureau of Consular Affairs (January 15, 2021)  

Location: Worldwide – The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Director has signed an order requiring all airline passengers traveling to the United States, including U.S. citizens and Lawful Permanent Residents (LPRs), to provide proof of a negative COVID-19 viral test or recovery from COVID-19. Event:  Effective January 26, all airline passengers to the United States ages two years and older must provide either a negative COVID-19 viral test taken within three calendar days of travel or provide a positive test result and ...
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CDC Expands Negative COVID-19 Test Requirement to All Air Passengers Entering the United States

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is expanding the requirement for a negative COVID-19 test to all air passengers entering the United States.  Testing before and after travel is a critical layer to slow the introduction and spread of COVID-19. This strategy is consistent with the current phase of the pandemic and more efficiently ...
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