Belarus to donate medicines to VenezuelaChristian Fernsby ▼ | September 14, 2019
Belarus will donate medical supplies worth over $200,000 to Venezuel, in the face of the U.S. blockade.
LatAm Hospital in Venezuela
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The Belarussian Ministry of Transportation and Communications is responsible for shipping the medicines manufactured by Belfarmprom company, while the chemical and oil consortium Belneftekhim is liable for paying transportation costs.
The Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela has been gone through a severe economic crisis since January, when the United States decided to support the illegitimate self-proclamation of opposition leader Juan Guaidó as president.
According to the Venezuelan newspaper Ultimas Noticias, the Swiss bank UBS AG blocked Venezuela´s bank transactions to the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), aimed at purchasing vaccines for Venezuela´s immunization program.
As a result of US sanctions, it is known that the American multinational pharmaceutical corporations such as Pfizer Inc. and Novartis have refused to sell medicines, reagents and medical supplies to Venezuela. ■