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Taiwan’s Next Challenge in the Americas: Paraguay

File image of Paraguay's President Mario Abdo Benitez (C) and Taiwan's President Tsai Ing-wen (L) inspecting an honor guard during a welcome ceremony at the Presidential Office in Taipei on February 16, 2023. Sam Yeh / AFP

A delegation of lawmakers from Paraguay arrived in Taiwan on Sunday for what will be a critical test for Taipei to hold on to one of its last remaining diplomatic allies. 

Last September, President Mario Abdo Benítez said it would cost Taipei $1 billion of investment if it wants to maintain diplomatic relations.

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