In recent months it has been widely reported that most people in urban centres were getting by with only two meals a day and that people were dying in State-run hospitals for want of basic medicines. Sadly, the situation can only get worse given the present trajectory.
We in Trinidad and Tobago are called to a moral mindfulness of this unfolding humanitarian disaster. Globalism and regionalism must not fail the Venezuelan people in their hour of need. The Donald Trump rhetoric of “America First” is not the only blow to globalism. A lack of moral mindfulness of what is taking place in Venezuela, or in any place wrecked by war and hunger, is also a deadly blow to globalism and regionalism.