Workers from the healthcare sector, Frente Amplio de Mujeres (FAM), political organizations and civil society took to the streets this Sunday in front of the Venezuelan American Center (CVA) in Las Mercedes, to make a humane S.O.S., with the aim of demanding that Maduro’s dictatorship allows the entry of COVID-19 vaccines to Venezuela.
The demonstration was led by the President in Charge of Venezuela, Juan Guaidó, and Deputies of the National Assembly, who also demanded that the vaccines that enter the country be distributed in a transparent manner.
The President in Charge of the Republic indicated that “it is the duty of each citizen to exercise their right to be free. Freedom is exercised together in the face of a dictatorship.”
“Today the vaccine can save lives and is used by the dictatorship as a form of discrimination, but the vaccine should be for all to be free and live with dignity. It is in the streets, united, demanding, mobilizing that we will get it,” said the national leader from the streets.
The National Assembly approved this Thursday, an additional 100 million dollars for the purchase of vaccines against COVID-19, which add to the 30 million 309 thousand and 40 U.S. dollars, already approved to cooperate with the Covax mechanism, the National Technical Board, WHO and PAHO, and which will be channeled through international organizations to guarantee their optimal distribution and to bring to the Venezuelan people the vaccines they so badly need.
This mobilization is in addition to the one carried out on April 17th by healthcare sector workers who marched to the headquarters of the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) in Caracas to ratify the importance of the accompaniment and supervision of international agencies and at the same time denounce the politicization in the allocation of the few vaccines that have reached Venezuela.