The Presidential Commissioner of Government Center, Leopoldo López, reiterated that Venezuela, in addition to fighting the Covid-19 pandemic, continues to combat Nicolás Maduro’s dictatorship.
“It is not possible to confront the pandemic without confronting the dictator. And this, in essence, because the absolute responsibility for the Venezuelan debacle lies with Nicolás Maduro. At this time, when contagion is advancing throughout the country, the dictatorship and the pandemic constitute a single and simultaneous objective for the democrats,” wrote López in the Spanish newspaper El País.
The Commissioner reiterated that the health system and public services in Venezuela have been destroyed and looted by the regime.
“The country, which because of its population should have at least 100,000 hospital beds, does not reach 15,000. In other words, the capacity is today far below the minimum 20% needed,” he explained.
Likewise, Lopez recalled the complaints and testimonies of health workers who claim that the hospital system lacks water, electricity and basic medical supplies such as gowns, gloves, masks, alcohol and soap.
The Commissioner said that the only measure taken by Maduro’s dictatorship is to minimize the danger and create a false expectation of control. In addition, he recalled that the regime “has increased the repression by imprisoning doctors and journalists who have dared to raise their voices.”
López recalled that President (E) Juan Guaidó proposed a route that will take Venezuela to a solution: to form a National Emergency Government, to delegate a Council of State, to lift sanctions, to strengthen the presence of international agencies in the country, to approve a Law of Guarantees, to execute a national emergency plan with international humanitarian and financial support and to hold free elections within a period not exceeding 6 to 12 months.
“I must insist on this, it is only one fight: against that unique and murderous entity that makes up the dictatorship and the pandemic,” he ended.