Guaidó said that most of the opposition won’t fall for the false dilemma of participating in an election without guarantees; the president of the Nurses Guild of Caracas Ana Rosario Contreras said that healthcare workers still don’t know the details about the national vaccination plan.
Maduro’s Assembly approved holding a mega election for 335 mayors and 23 governors and most likely regional deputies; He celebrated the approval of the 2021 legislative plan and emphasized the possibility of adding a chapter on social media to the TV and radio law.
Colombian President Iván Duque signed the new TPS decree for Venezuelan migrants; NGO Foro Penal said that over 90% of the prisoners who were detained for political reasons haven’t had the right to go to trial; NGO Médicos Unidos reported on Monday seven new deaths of healthcare workers, for a total of 349 deaths.
Tarek William Saab, said before Maduro’s Assembly that they’re guaranteeing Venezuelans’ fundamental rights, disregarding the reports by UN High Commissioner for Human Rights and the Fact-Finding Mission; Tuberculosis was the main cause of death in jails of 19 states of Venezuela.
The 2015 Assembly reiterated their proposal to release funds rescued from corruption and put them in service of healthcare to immunize all Venezuelans; Maduro's Assembly requested to call the EU ambassador to Venezuela, Isabel Brilhante, persona non grata and recommended Maduro to order expelling her from the country and closing the EU office in Caracas.
The EU sanctioned 19 chavista officials; The 46th session of the UN Human Rights Council started on Monday. Despite the Venezuelan State being accused of systematic human rights violations and Maduro’s direct responsibility in our crisis, he spoke before the council to present his version of reality.
Chavismo decided to attack President Iván Duque from three of its institutions; Dr. Glendy Rivero was the first person to get the vaccine in the country; Workers of over 15 Caracas hospitals met to reiterate their dissatisfaction with their low wages. They assured that they haven’t been notified of any vaccination process.
In a discreet operation, model Camilla Fabri and other members of Álex Saab’s family were taken from Caracas to Moscow earlier this year; Maduro said that he agreed with the opposition’s proposal of holding an election for governors and mayors.
The Central Bank closed the year with 86 tons of gold reserves, the lowest in 50 years; the Venezuelan Communist Party led a protest for fair wages, right outside the Assembly; the Spanish government will extradite a Venezuelan citizen at the request of Maduro, even though he applied for asylum.
Iris Varela reiterated her suggestion of detaining traitors, including Juan Guaidó; the Delegate Commission warned that FARC dissidents are operating in Apure and Bolívar states and Maduro knows about it; Chile said they’ll expel around 100 Venezuelan migrants who entered the country illegally.
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