Many people didn't understand Venezuela's move here, but it was strategic, and it called the US-controlled IMF out on its bluff

Venezuela needs support to stop coronavirus. The criminal US blockade has starved it of funds

Now the IMF rejected the request, exposing its true role
IMF says they can’t consider Venezuela’s request for $5 billion emergency loan to fight coronavirus because …

@benjaminnorton It seems like Maduro asks money from IMF, possible because it is Maduro asking for money to combat the virus. IMF probably should've paid since it's an emergency and fuck politics in this context. It's people's lives.

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