Venezuela’s Nicolás Maduro sends oxygen to tackle Brazil’s Covid crisis

Posted by on January 18, 2021 10:45 am
Categories: Global Stories

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Venezuela’s strongman president, Nicolás Maduro, has sent an emergency shipment of oxygen to his country’s border with Brazil in a politically charged gesture he said was to help alleviate “Jair Bolsonaro’s public health disaster”.

In recent days the Brazilian state of Amazonas, which borders southern Venezuela, has been plunged into coronavirus chaos for the second time in under a year.

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