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Taiwan’s Last South American Ally Gets Helicopters, Covid Drugs

  • Surge in aid comes as China seen pressuring Paraguay
  • Taiwan helping Paraguay to access vaccines, Ambassador says
Paraguay Commences Vaccination Efforts As Country Records 150,000 Infections
Photographer: Santi Carneri/Bloomberg

Taiwan donated helicopters and Covid-19 drugs to its one remaining South American ally this week amid reports that China is pressuring Paraguay to break with Taipei in exchange for vaccines.

Taiwan is also helping Paraguay “find channels” to negotiate access to vaccines, Taiwanese ambassador Jose Chih-Chen Han told reporters in Asuncion.