BBC News Mundo, Miami
By Manuel Rueda
Almost 200 health workers have died of Covid-19 in Venezuela since the pandemic began in March.
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President Nicolás Maduro has announced that Russia's locally licensed coronavirus vaccine will be delivered to Venezuela this month for clinical trials.
In a televised address on Tuesday, the president said “other vaccines” would also arrive in October, although he did not specify which ones.
Reuters news agency also reports that Russia will sell 32m doses of its 'Sputnik-V' inoculation to Mexico.
Sputnik-V has been licensed for use in Russia after two months of small-scale human tests. Experts say the trials were too small to prove effectiveness and safety.
Nearly 180 vaccine candidates are being tested around the world, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). The UN body has said none of the candidates have so far demonstrated a "clear signal" of efficacy at the level of at least 50% sought by the WHO.
There has been a steep rise in deaths of Venezuelan health workers from Covid-19, the NGO Doctors United for Venezuela has warned.
The group said that nine deaths of health workers had been reported on Tuesday bringing the total to 143.
According to official government figures, Venezuela has more than 55,000 confirmed cases and 444 Covid-related deaths, much lower than its neighbours Colombia and Brazil, which have almost 680,000 and 4.1m cases respectively.
However, health workers have claimed that the real figures are much higher and that a lack of testing is to blame for the low official numbers.
Doctors United for Venezuela called on government spokespeople "to adjust their figures to reality".
Photographer Federico Cabrera meets a remote Venezuelan community who have shunned lucrative offers mining companies, for the future of their forest.
The Venezuelan opposition envoy to the UK on the terms on which they would talk to President Maduro.
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