Government and opposition reach political agreement for vaccine purchase in Venezuela

Nicolás Maduro and Juan Guaidó agree to allocate funds frozen abroad and in dispute between the parties to purchase 12 million doses against covid-19

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro and the Venezuelan opposition led by Juan Guaidó have struck a delicate political deal to give the country access to a massive covid-19 vaccination program with assistance from international organizations.

The pact foresees that resources from assets withheld abroad by sanctions against the chavista regime will be destined to access the so-called COVAX platform, promoted by the World Health Organization (WHO).

The resources released, in dispute between the parties, will allow the purchase of 12 million doses of vaccine for about six million people. It is, in principle, the . . .

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