Paraguay ranks near the median among South American countries for major health indicators. In general, the health of Paraguyans residing in major urban areas is better than those living outside in the more rural parts of the country. Over the past decade, Paraguay’s health care improvements have slowed. Compared to most other Latin American countries, Paraguay spends very little per capita (US$13−20 per year) on health care. Fortunately, Paraguayans are free of many of the diseases endemic to tropical areas, such as typhoid fever.
Gun laws vary in every country. It is important to understand that gun ownership is a privilege, not a right. Gun laws are strictly enforced, and draconian measures apply for anyone found with an unlicensed gun or ammunition. You can apply for a gun permit as a legal resident in Panama, Belize, Nicaragua, and Ecuador. You’ll be limited in each case as to the number of guns you can own and also restricted as to the types of weapons you can keep, but...Read more