“The U.S. has applied over 450 unilateral coercive measures, which have caused economic damages for over US$30 billion, which could have been used to fight the COVID-19 pandemic and achieve better living standards for Venezuelans,” said Maduro.
His statements were previously backed up by United Nations Human Rights expert Alena Douhan, who recently visited Venezuela and rendered a report on the negative impact of U.S. sanctions on this South American nation.
Although the US blockade is a major obstacle in the fight against COVID-19, Venezuela has managed so far to keep the virus transmission under control.
Besides recognizing the importance of the World Health Organization (WHO) to face the global pandemic, the Venezuelan President ratified multilateral approaches are the most effective solution to overcome it since it is a problem that equally affects everyone. Therefore, Maduro called on world leaders to join forces and put aside selfish and individualist behaviors when addressing the COVID-19 vaccine distribution.
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