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Venezuela calls on the United Nations to work to contain Brazil’s “humanitarian bomb”

June 17, 2020

Venezuela has asked United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres to do its “good service” to prevent the “humanitarian bomb” that Brazil has become for its own citizens and for the region as a whole, according to Nicolás Maduro’s government believes that “criminal negligence” will explode in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic.

Venezuelan UN ambassador Samuel Moncada has sent Guterres a letter explaining “the dangerous situation South America, including Venezuela, is suffering from the aggressive advance of COVID-19 and the irresponsible conduct of Mr. Jair, President of Brazil Bolsonaro , the country where the focus of the disease is today in the sub-region. “

Brazil is the second largest country in the world, the most affected by the coronavirus, after the United States. There are now 923,189 confirmed cases, including 45,241 deaths. Even so, Bolsonaro has refused to take detention measures, leaving the management of the pandemic virtually in the hands of state and local authorities.

Venezuela calls on the United Nations to work to contain Brazil’s “humanitarian bomb”Venezuela calls on the United Nations to work to contain Brazil’s “humanitarian bomb”

Moncada has drawn attention to “some alarming actions by President Jair Bolsonaro’s government” and “the rejection of the seriousness of the pandemic”, which he called “influenza”, and the lack of “coherent public policies for” containing the pandemic, “something that, as he claimed, was reflected in the succession of health ministers,” simply by appealing to common sense.