by Federico Fuentes and Atenea Jiménez
Green Left | May 08, 2020
Venezuela is confronting COVID-19 amid foreign sanctions and mercenary incursions. Complicating matters further is the explosive combination of deep recession and a nationwide lockdown, which has triggered incidents of looting and riots.
Green Left’s Federico Fuentes spoke to National Network of Commune Activists spokesperson Atenea Jiménez to get a sense of what is happening in the country.
Could you begin by talking about how the government has dealt with the COVID-19 pandemic?
Everyone recognises that the government acted quickly to implement all-encompassing measures.