From Moscow, Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza exhorted Biden to rectify his sanctions policy on chavismo to establish a relationship of mutual respect. According to Arreaza, it’s been hard to pay for COVAX because of the sanctions. Arreaza said that asking COVAX for the money back could be an option, and then buying the vaccine from Russia, China or Cuba.
Healthcare workers demanded more vaccines and denounced the lack of information as state policy and the deaths in the sector. Oil minister and president of PDVSA Tareck El Aissami who assured long lines for gas will disappear soon because by the end of the year, they’ll quadruple oil production.
Venezuela was ranked the least peaceful country in the region and 152nd in security, out of 163 countries. UN High Commissioner for Refugees claimed that one of four Venezuelan children has been separated from his or her parents, one of four goes to bed hungry, and around two-thirds haven’t gone to school since the pandemic started.
Three people were killed on Monday in La Vega. An investigation by El País and Armando.info confirmed that a group of Mexican businessmen started developing a network with the regime trading oil for food. FARC’s 10th Front threatened people from Santa Rosa, El Ripial and La Capilla in Apure.
Out of the ten million dollars that Venezuela still owes COVAX to buy vaccines against COVID-19, one batch of transfers has been blocked. There are 43,121 prisoners in Venezuela. 26,160 of which haven’t been sentenced. El Nacional said that they now have to pay 30.05 million dollars to Diosdado Cabello for “moral damages”.
Mayor Willington Vivas used the vaccine in a public announcement to reward party loyalty of chiefs of the Hugo Chávez Battle Units (UBCH). Venezuela had a 19.6% inflation rate in May. Jorge Arreaza assured that experts say that the sanctions against the oil industry are similar to an act of war.
The National Electoral Council opened an investigation against VTV, a channel managed by the Venezuelan State, for “using its programming to directly benefit one political party,” the PSUV. Maduro insisted on promoting his alternate plan to the electoral route, which he calls the “people’s power”.
The preliminary hearing of the civilians who were arbitrarily detained amid the armed conflict in Apure, between the FANB and irregular armed groups from Colombia, took place on Monday. They were taken to military courts and FundaRedes spoke of different types of coercion against the 16 citizens.
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