[News] The United States Maneuvers in Latin America Against Cuban Medical Aid and Russian Vaccine Sputnik V

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Wed Mar 17 13:09:46 EDT 2021

United States Maneuvers in Latin America Against Cuban Medical Aid and
Russian Vaccine Sputnik VMarch 17, 2021

The US Department of Health and Human Services recently released its annual
report describing 2020 as “one of the most challenging years in the
nation’s history.”

The text predicts “the end of the pandemic” thanks to “the delivery of safe
and effective vaccines through Operation Warp Speed,” a public-private
program dedicated to the creation of vaccines and treatment methods for

“Fighting Evil Influences in the Americas”

The report also reveals that Washington pressured the Brazilian government
not to buy the Russian Sputnik V vaccine. Under the subtitle “Combating
evil influences in the Americas,” the document explains how the Office of
Global Affairs (OGA) of the US Department of Health used diplomatic
relations to “mitigate the efforts of states, including Cuba, Venezuela and
Russia, which are working to increase their influence in the region to the
detriment of US security.”

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“The OGA coordinated with other US government agencies to strengthen
diplomatic relations and offer technical and humanitarian assistance to
deter countries in the region from accepting aid from these malicious
states,” the report reads..

Within the framework of this strategy, the document confirms that the OGA
Health Attaché’s office was used to “persuade Brazil to reject the Russian
vaccine against COVID-19.” In addition, it has transpired that the US
dissuaded Panama from accepting Cuban doctors, who have been fighting on
the front lines against the pandemic in more than 40 countries.

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In addition to Brazil, Washington has sent health attachés to China, India,
Mexico and South Africa, probably tasked with carrying out similar

Given this news, the creators of Sputnik V have asserted that “countries
must work together to save lives.” “Efforts to undermine vaccines are
unethical and are costing lives,” reads a post on the Russian drug’s
official Twitter account.

*Featured image:  Doses of the Russian vaccine Sputnik V. Photo: Reuters.*


Translation: Walter Lippmann and Orinoco Tribune

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