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The Rare Occurrence When Latin American Diplomacy Was Center Stage in Both China and Taiwan

Paraguay’s president-elect Santiago Peña (top) arrived in Taiwan on the same day that Nicaraguan presidential adviser Laureano Ortega (bottom) Murillo met with China's top foreign policy official Wang Yi in Beijing.

It’s not often Latin America is the focus of attention on the same day in both China and Taiwan, as was the case on Tuesday when Paraguay’s president-elect Santiago Peña arrived in Taipei just as Nicaraguan presidential advisor Laureano Ortega met with China’s top foreign policy official Wang Yi.

Peña, who takes office next month, was visibly thrilled to be back in Taipei since he was last there as a student 24 years ago

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