A US Navy medical ship is leaving the port of Miami and heading to the Caribbean sea to deliver aid and medical services to countries in the region, including Venezuela.
US vice president Mike Pence was on hand at a ceremony today to see the ship off, alongside other US government officials. Below, some tweets from the event:
In a message shared on his personal Twitter account, Juan Guaido pointed out that the ship’s delivery of aid to Venezuela was part of a coordinated effort to bring relief to residents of the country. Guaido said:
The deployment of the hospital ship USNS Comfort forms part of the coordinated effort with our allies to look to the complex humanitarian emergency.
No will not rest for even a second while working to [bring] humanitarian aid [to Venezuela] and care to our people.
Reuters: Jamaica Takes Over PDVSA Refinery
Reuters has reported that the government of Jamaica has taken over a refinery on the island from the PDVSA state-owned oil firm.
The takeover comes even after the government of Juan Guaido asked Kingston to not take over the facility.
According to Reuters:
Jamaica’s Senate in February passed legislation clearing the way for the government to acquire the 49% stake in the 36,000 barrel-per-day Petrojam refinery that PDVSA acquired in 2006, part of late leftist President Hugo Chavez’s energy diplomacy efforts in the Caribbean.
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