Nicolás Maduro’s government has resumed bilateral cooperation with Iran to alleviate the fuel shortage in the country with the largest oil fields in the world, exacerbating the humanitarian situation of the Caribbean nation in the midst of a pandemic, according to various sources. to the Bloomberg news agency.
Venezuela is in a serious political, economic and humanitarian crisis that threatens to worsen the coronavirus, which has already left 311 confirmed cases and a dozen deaths in the country.
Maduro attributes the economic situation to US sanctions, which make it almost impossible for the government to source goods abroad. The truth is that the Treasury’s actions against Russian oil company Rosneft have caused Eurasian power to stop delivering to Venezuela.
Long lines have returned to Venezuelan gas stations to get fuel under the watchful eye of armed soldiers who monitor that the situation is not getting out of hand. In the meantime, the state oil company PDVSA is using outdated technology to keep its business going.