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Dengue Fever Sparks Unrest

March 2008 | Risk Summary

Our short-term political risk rating for Paraguay remains at 52.1 out of 100 this month, with poor scores in the 'Policy Making Process' and 'Social Stability' categories still suppressing the overall rating. With the presidential election closing in, and the current Dengue fever crisis causing concern, there is a risk of a ratings downgrade. Paraguay's President Nicanor Duarte declared a state of emergency on February 15 in an effort to control the disease, and a lack of vaccines has led to a rise in political unrest.

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