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Mexican Government Reforms Of Drug Procurement, HIV Funding Will Lead To Drug Shortages, Impact Other Services, Experts, Advocates Say

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Thousands feared at risk after Mexico reforms HIV+ regime “Thousands of Mexicans living with HIV or at risk of infection could be left without life-saving services after the government changed the way it funds treatment, according to public health experts and LGBT+ rights advocates. Reforms announced last…

Red Cross Delivers First Humanitarian Aid Shipment To Venezuela

New York Times: After Years of Denial, Venezuela’s President Allows Aid to Enter “After denying for years that Venezuelans were suffering a humanitarian crisis, the government allowed the Red Cross to send in 24 tons of medical equipment on Tuesday, marking the beginning of a large-scale relief campaign intended to…

Lima Group Urges U.N. To Work To Prevent Escalation Of Humanitarian Crisis In Venezuela; Researchers Show 365% Increase In Country’s Malaria Cases Since 2000

Agence France-Presse: Lima Group urges U.N. to ‘take action’ over Venezuela crisis “The Lima Group made up of mostly Latin American countries called on the United Nations on Monday to ‘take action’ to prevent an escalation of Venezuela’s humanitarian crisis. The group of 14 countries, which also includes Canada, exhorted…

Red Cross To Triple Humanitarian Assistance To Venezuela

The Guardian: Red Cross aid to Venezuela to triple as Maduro stance softens “The International Committee of the Red Cross is to triple aid to Venezuela, a day after the crisis-riven country’s leader approved the delivery of humanitarian assistance. The organization announced the increase in the face of mounting calls…

U.S. Vice President Pence Demands Ouster Of Venezuela President Maduro At U.N. Security Council Meeting; U.N. Humanitarian Chief Calls For Separation Of Politics, Aid

Associated Press: Pence says U.S. wants Maduro out and ‘all options’ on table “U.S. Vice President Mike Pence told the Security Council on Wednesday the Trump administration is determined to remove President Nicol├ís Maduro from power in Venezuela, preferably through diplomatic and economic pressure, but ‘all options are on the…