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Maduro accuses Duque of infecting migrants returning to Venezuela and asks PAHO to intervene

May 21, 2020

The President of Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, has accused his Colombian counterpart Iván Duque of having infected Coronavirus migrants to Venezuelan migrants who have returned to their country to harm their neighbors while talking about the Pan-American Health Organization’s (PAHO) intervention to epidemiological Control at the border.

Maduro in his appearance on Wednesday condemned that “Duque in an unfortunate meeting” ordered “to successfully contaminate Venezuela with coronavirus” by using the returned migrants.

According to his version, the Venezuelan migrants trying to reach the border on foot were intercepted by buses from the Colombian authorities to repatriate them, and there would have been deliberate infection.

Maduro accuses Duque of infecting migrants returning to Venezuela and asks PAHO to intervene
Maduro accuses Duque of infecting migrants returning to Venezuela and asks PAHO to intervene

“From one moment to the next they were put in vehicles and buses, they got bags with muffins. They say that they were healthy in the cities of Cali and Medellín, that they had no contact with the infected and that they were contaminated on the buses “, he said. and added, “I have evidence in my hand.”