The ambassador to the United States, Carlos Vecchio, exposed the lies with which Nicolas Maduro’s dictatorship is handling the crisis of the coronavirus pandemic.
This week, the spokesman for the dictatorship, Jorge Rodriguez, assured that Maduro’s regime has enough medicines for thousands of covid-19 patients, 23,000 hospital beds and 1,200 intensive care beds. In response to these statements, Ambassador Vecchio emphasized that the dictatorship “recognizes that the sanctions do not affect humanitarian aspects, medicines, medical supplies or food.”
“Everywhere, the regime’s lie has short legs,” Vecchio said through his Twitter account, where he quoted journalist Victor Amaya, who in this same line asked himself if they have the capacity to attend to thousands of patients “Why then do they need 5 billion dollars from the IMF?”
Vecchio reminded the world that “the worst crisis in our history was created by Maduro. We have been living in the last years what the world is living today. That is, the ‘CoronaMaduro’ came a long time ago. Long before the sanctions. Sanctions make it possible to buy medicines and food.
In this sense, he questioned “Does Maduro want the sanctions to be lifted? Let him lift his dictatorship. Let him allow an orderly transition to democracy. The current crisis can only be resolved with international support and will only come if there is a transition verified by the international community”.
The Venezuelan ambassador in Washington emphasized that on the contrary, “Maduro has deepened his dictatorship. Venezuelans and the international community are reacting to the brutal tyranny. Maduro has generated with his action the reaction of the international community. No one has sought such a scenario, only Maduro.”
For Vecchio, the dictatorship seeks to evade its responsibility and divert discussion from the fact that today Venezuela is vulnerable to the global pandemic due to the previous disaster that the same regime generated in Venezuela, causing a complex humanitarian emergency where there are 5 million migrants and 9 million people at serious and/or extreme food risk.
“Let’s demand Maduro not the international community”, is the call of the diplomat, who adds that “only with international cooperation can we face the consequences of the two viruses we are facing: Maduro’s dictatorship and the coronavirus. The situation in Venezuela is going to deepen with unpredictable scenarios. That help will only come with a route to democracy that can be credible and verifiable”.
Vecchio also lashed out at the usurper international spokesman for the Madurist regime, Jorge Arreaza, who through a tweet called for the elimination of the sanctions, when “the same High Commissioner Michele Bachelet says that the crisis began before the sanctions and these allow the purchase of medicines. The same High Commissioner who demands that political prisoners be released, that the FAES assassination squad be eliminated, and who has made it clear in her reports that the health system in Venezuela has not been working for years and that Maduro’s regime violates all rights in Venezuela.”
Con ello @jorgerpsuv también reconoce que las sanciones no afectan aspectos humanitarios, medicinas, insumos médicos ni comida. Por todos lados, la mentira del régimen tiene patas cortas. https://t.co/wphY9Yn0NP
— CARLOS VECCHIO (@carlosvecchio) March 24, 2020