Venezuela demands respect for sovereignty and access to vaccines

Venezuela demands respect for sovereignty and access to vaccines
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22 April 2021
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Caracas, April 22 (RHC)-- Venezuela demanded this Wednesday the respect for its sovereignty to have equal and fair access to anti-COVID vaccines in the framework of the 27th Ibero-American Summit, which was held on-line and in person from Andorra.

The Vice President of Venezuela, Delcy Rodríguez, expressed that the COVID-19 pandemic came at one of the worst moments in the history of humanity, due to the "depredation of capitalism" and denounced the economic crisis it created by deepening asymmetries and inequalities in the world.

She described as Caracas, April 22 (RHC)-- Venezuela demanded this Wednesday the respect for its sovereignty to have equal and fair access to anti-COVID vaccines in the framework of the 27th Ibero-American Summit, which was held on-line and in person from Andorra."minor voices" those of several presidents who previously expressed criticism against Venezuela.  She fired back at Colombian President Iván Duque, whom she reproached for his manipulation of the Venezuelan migratory issue, as well as the fight against drug trafficking.

Delcy Rodriguez demanded those countries to respect the national sovereignty of Venezuela and the decisions of the Venezuelan people.  And she urged them to leave the bridges open, even when there are millions of dollars of resources of the Venezuelan people sequestered in London banks.  She also requested help from Portugal (country presiding the European Union) in that sense.

Finally, the Venezuelan vice president criticized the impossibility for Venezuela to have access to the funds to obtain vaccines, due to political criteria, for which she called for this summit to be a scenario where justice prevails.

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