Hundreds in Asunción Protest for 5th Day Against Government Corruption

Hundreds of protesters gathered in Asunción for a 5th consecutive day to demand the resignation of president Marito Abdo after $1.6 billion disappeared from the healthcare budget, collapsing Paraguay’s ability to handle the COVID pandemic through overwhelmed hospitals, after elective surgeries including appendix removals were suspended and medicine fell to a critical low.

Demonstrators first assembled at the National Congress before proceeding to march to the Republican National Association, then rallying at the Microcenter of Asunción and dispersing afterward.

Via Diario La Nación, Radio Ñandutí, & Universo 970 AM

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