Venezuelan opposition leader Henrique Capriles Radonski stated last Tuesday, March 24, that the emergency caused by the presence of the coronavirus in Venezuela is an “opportunity” for the government and the opposition to reach an agreement.
Given the self-proclaimed “interim president’s” refusal to request US sanctions against Venezuela cease, the former opposition presidential candidate prefers to accept the call for peace made by Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro to work together in the face of this threat that wreaks havoc on the world.
In addition, he affirms that the number of people infected with coronavirus in Venezuela will not go down nor will the pandemic end, as long as they continue to fight with the State’s own resources.
In the opinion of the ex-governor from Miranda state, to win the battle of the coronavirus in the country, it is necessary to do it with “international financing”.
“There is no possible solution to this pandemic, without international financing. Venezuela needs resources from outside and to access those resources, Maduro knows what he has to do and we do also,” said Capriles by periscope.
With pessimism and without recognizing that the measures decreed by the National Executive, in the face of the covid-19 outbreak, have been successful (and this is demonstrated to the world by the numbers of infections), the politician insisted on the political issue, “an agreement has to be reached. You (Maduro) have internal control and I have international support.”
Translated by JRE/EF