Maduro Says It Costs Venezuela Triple to Buy Virus Test Kits Due to US Sanctions

Calls on Washington to drop sanction so they can go and buy what's needed

Meanwhile, China has been shipping them in for free

The Venezuelan President highlighted that “it has cost them three times as much effort” to be able to obtain test kits for the detection of the coronavirus and different supplies, as a result of the illegal sanctions and the blockade that the United States government applies against Venezuela, which is why he demanded once again that the President of the United States, Donald Trump, lift the sanctions.

“This is a right moment to demand that President Donald Trump lift the criminal sanctions against Venezuela, for us to be able to go out and buy everything that is needed at the medical level to deal with this situation,” he said.

“It costs us three times more to go out and look for the diagnostic test kits, to have enough for this stage. But we have succeeded, and we continue to search for the successive stages that may come.”

He indicated that “in the first exchange, we went out to buy diagnostic test kits for coronavirus in the world, and international private companies said they were threatened with criminal sanctions by the United States government, which even in these cases persecutes us.”

He noted that 46 public hospitals nationwide are the ones that will be directing the coronavirus care process. He also indicated that private clinics will join in the care provision, giving them all the guarantees to work together.

Support from China and Cuba

He indicated that, thanks to the Cuba-Venezuela agreement, there are 10,000 doses of the drug Interferon to provide treatment to those who may appear to be affected.

He thanked the People’s Republic of China for their support. He indicated that thousands of diagnostic test kits have been supplied by the Asian giant. “We are officially and urgently asking you to send us a group of experts, who have been in the fight and control of this pandemic in China, to add knowledge and effort.” He indicated being willing to listen to recommendations from all sectors regardless of political barriers.

Source: Alba Ciudad translated at Orionoco

  1. thomas malthaus says

    With the coronavirus affecting critical segments of Iran’s legislative and political leadership–to say nothing of its civilian economy, my thoughts turn to a “bioengineered” coup.

    The late Shah of Iran has one son about to do the Venezuela-version of Juan Guaido.

    Presently, it’s a personal, unproven assertion.

    The year is young and the sanctions won’t soon be removed–if ever.

    Every global economy is discombobulating.

    1. XRGRSF says

      By the end of this year U$ sanctions will have become irrelevant.

  2. Séamus Ó Néill says

    Can anyone tell me one positive thing about the US. A world pandemic rages and the satanic US sees it as an opportunity to kill more people with its sanctions…they’re even trying to buy up the worldwide supply of a vaccine that may work, just to prevent others from availing of any benefits. Thank God the US is bankrupt and going down…..a lot quicker than most could imagine !

  3. David Chu says

    Which bring us to this again . . .

    These Yankees and Jews (Madeline “not so” Albright) are psychopaths with absolutely no empathy for the rest of humanity.

    1. XRGRSF says

      David, I must politely disagree with you. Albright is a sociopath, and as such she has no moral compass; she is evil. You are correct in that psychopaths have little or no empathy; I know because I am one. However, a functioning society requires a certain number of psychopaths because critical personnel in that society, doctors, soldiers, police, etc., wouldn’t be able to function if they felt the pain they were inflicting on others during the performance of their duty.

      1. David Chu says

        I think you are confusing people like Putin who act on his convictions and act very forcefully (like on 8/8/2008 when he sent in tactical nukes into Georgia to stare down US/NATO/Israel forces there) with spinless mercenaries like the #Trumpster and this Madeline “not so bright”.

        The definition of a “sociopath” is “a person with a personality disorder manifesting itself in extreme antisocial attitudes and behavior and a lack of conscience.”

        And a “psychopath” is “a person suffering from chronic mental disorder with abnormal or violent social behavior.”

        You are probably suffering from the former while the likes of Bush/Clinton/Obama/Trump are definitely “psychopaths”!

        1. XRGRSF says

          Sorry, David, but your canned definitions do not fit the US Army Special Operations profile. About 5% of the general population can be considered psychopathic personalities while a much smaller percentage are true sociopaths. Psychopaths lack empathy while sociopaths lack a moral compass. Neither personality type will necessarily demonstrate abnormal or violent social behavior. The military avoids sociopaths because unlike psychopaths sociopaths are not readily controllable; sociopaths do not have an “off” switch. Please, feel free to believe whatever you like, but don’t allow your feeling to interfere with reality.

          1. David Chu says

            Well, since you are a self-declared psychopath, I will take your word for this!

    2. Brion Adair says

      The only thing that’s keeping her alive is because she’s the undead like Hillary Clinton. I ask where is Van Hesling when you need him?

    3. IM DeRose says

      As a yankee, wtf did I have to do with this? It would be just as easy, and in fact more accurate, to say the jews and Chinese communists are psychopaths with absolutely no empathy for the rest of humanity.

  4. cechas vodobenikov says

    good news…the sadistic amerikans attempt to create misery—-unable to innovate, conservative puritans must rely on civilized peoples for medicines (80% of medicines in the US r produced by China); interferon was invented by Cuba 4 decades ago—both Cuba and Venezuela possess universal health care as do all European nations and most Latin amerikan nations—mexico, Argentina, Uruguay—-in the USA only the Virgin Islands provides health care to all residents—-their colonies more civilized obviously

    1. Séamus Ó Néill says

      “-their colonies more civilized obviously”….by using the word “more”, you imply that there may be a touch of civilisation in the US…..if there is, it’s well hidden !

  5. CHUCKMAN says

    Nothing better reveals America’s worst character than its behavior towards Iran and Venezuela at a time of great hardship.

    It indeed does bring back thoughts of dear old Madeleine Albright, a genuinely hateful creature, speaking callously about the tens of thousands of dead children in Iraq.

    By the way, she received the Medal of Freedom just like Joe Biden, who perhaps got it for his advocacy of America’s industrial-scale extrajudicial killing operation or perhaps his glorious work in Ukraine or his enthusiastic support for invading Iraq and killing a million people.

    If ever there were something totally misnamed, it is the Medal of Freedom.

    The name quite literally has the character of one of 1984’s slogans.

  6. JustPassingThrough says

    that’s what good neighbors are for, to turn their back on you in your time of need.
    that’s what a land with devout christians like porky pompeo offers its neighbors.
    the clock is running.

    1. Brion Adair says

      At this point I wish that porky had wings so he’d take a flying phuk at a donut.

      1. JustPassingThrough says

        unfortunately he’d probably eat the donut.
        the last time he had a flying phuk was when he found hole in his pocket on his way to see his mentor, nitwityawho.

        1. Brion Adair says

          LOL 🙂

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