The Washington Post reports:
Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro offered Sunday to pay for coronavirus vaccines doses with oil shipments, saying in a televised address that the cash-strapped yet oil-rich nation would dedicate some of its production toward acquiring the shots.
“Venezuela has the oil tankers, it has customers ready to buy oil from us. It would devote part of its production to obtain the vaccines it needs. Oil for vaccines!” Maduro said, news agencies reported.
He provided few details on how such a program would work, but added, “We are ready and prepared for oil for vaccines, but we will not beg anyone.”
Read the full article. This is an interesting turnaround since just days ago Facebook suspended Maduro for promoting an herbal concoction as a COVID cure.
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro on Sunday proposed paying for vaccines against the novel coronavirus with oil, though he provided few details about how such a scheme would work. https://t.co/iKP3OfwgcL
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