The other day, in Spain to gain access to some sport facilities I was asked to download an app. It did not matter at all that I showed my Identity Card and also that in the past I had benefited from these sport facilities. Not only I had to identify myself, but I had to download an app on my smarthphone and, consequently, to provide access to all my data, (photos, position, metadata) and finally to fill a anecdotal form.
In addition, I fell the fact that if you want to gain access to a public facility, you must have a smartphone, as really discriminatory. I have a smartphone, but I might not even have it and, however, for the State I can or cannot gain access to a public appeal if I have a physical object
As wisely said Rigoberta Menchú: a right that is not universal is not a right, but a privilege. Much of the history of 20th century can be explained talking of the progress of rights issues: women’s rights, workers’ rights of LGBT communities, animal rights….
Despite all of this, if history concerns narration at the level of speech, however much remains to be done for the progress in various sectors, and every generation runs the risk of going back, because the progress of the human species is not insured by any contract.
During the last years in matters of individual law we took a step back as regards collective fear. As a matter of fac, the last pandemic was a clear example of it. A society that can be defined as healthy, finds its balance in the will of individuals, who choose their own destiny, against which, the decisions they took, are also affecting the community.
Naomi Klein writes about this mechanism in “The shock strategy”: when in front of catastrophic events, like the Katrina hurricane or a terrorist attack, you take advantage of the shock of people to impose your own strategy, using means that often have little or nothing to do with the reason used as a pretext. What before the catastrophe would had been unthinkable, after the emotion is indispensable.
A sick society lose its balance. It panics and it can undergo confusion. With the fear of delaying decisions or pretending indecision, takes drastic measures. Sometimes they are right, sometimes they are simply exaggeration, with no purpose other than to save the turn manager.
In terms of individual restrictions, we saw various measures: quarantine, restriction of mobility, including the one within your own country, mandatory medical analysis, an infinite number of additional documentation for any journey, aggressive vaccination campaigns,, mandatory Green Pass to gain access to places of first need like pharmacies, educational centres and also our own workplace..
In some European countries you must show your vaccination certificate to go to shops, theatres, cinemas, to use public transport and also to have a drink on the terrace of a bar. In some sectors also to gain access and stay in some workplaces. and, although in the last years these restrictions softened in the summer, as well as they softened, in the same way they returned as they were once the cold came back.
We advisors of LIP, receive hundreds of requests from Europe, United States and Canad by all those who do not want or they cannot (for health reasons) comply with this set of State- imposed obligations, but they want to go on with their normal life.
But why is there all this interest? For a very simple reason: because the Government of Paraguay fully respects the free decisions of every person residing in its territory. For example: foreign people residing in Paraguay are not obliged to get vaccinated. The Paraguayan Government suggests to get vaccinated, but does not oblige to do it. Precisely for this reason, over a year ago, more than ten thousands people turned to Paraguay to apply for their permanent residence to live in Paraguay or to have their Paraguayan residence, so as not to be forced to submit to all obligations like people living in Italy, Austria or Germany. .
We also receive many request of people who ask us if Paraguay will change its law in future. Our answer is: no Paraguay will not change their laws,
Simply, Paraguay does not want to change it. We are talking about a country with a strong liberal tradition and history confirms this tradition, both in economic and health field.
And, precisely, in this happy union between ideology and opportunity, we know that Paraguay is also a sparsely populated country, it has little more than seven million inhabitants on a larger territory than Germany, (which has 80 million inhabitants or than Japan, (a country which does not have not seven million of inhabitants but 127 millions). In Paraguay there are more cattle than people and for this reason Paraguayan people with a very smart approach, are very interested in welcoming all those who want to get their permanent residence in Paraguay.
Paraguay is a country that both from the ideological point of view and practical point of view warmly welcomes all immigrants from Europe and offers them many advantages. In this way each immigrant can freely live his/her life according to his/her beliefs and conditions.
Old immigrants and new immigrants: Lip can help you to escape from war, mandatory vaccinations, and increasingly heavy taxes. Lip can help you to apply for your permanent residence in Paraguay and your electronic biometric Identity Card, that allow you to live and work in Paraguay and travel across the South American continent without passport.
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