Belize People’s Front (BPF) leader collapses

Nefretery Nancy Marin, the leader of the Belize People’s Front (BPF), collapsed in Chetumal, Mexico, a release from the party announced on Sunday.

The party’s release proceeded to explain that Marin “is now seeking medical attention in Chetumal, Q. Roo”.

The release states: “Mrs. Marin for reason of compromise to our Venezuelan brothers and sisters, took the first shot of the Pfizer vaccine on the 22nd of October, 2021, and on route to Venezuela, she took the second shot on Friday, November 12, at 10 a.m. By noon, she began experiencing a headache which she mistook for a migraine.”

According to the statement, Marin was traveling to Venezuela to serve as an “international observer for the Venezuelan General Elections 2021”.

The election, scheduled to be held on November 21st, is seeing the participation of the country’s main opposition party, which had previously boycotted the presidential and parliamentary elections in 2018 and 2020. Reports are that more than 70 European observers have already arrived in the country.

The non-profit organization CEPAZ reported on their official website that the upcoming election is the first in 15 years that Venezuela will hold an election in the “presence of reliable international observers.”

According to CEPAZ, “The Mission will be able to follow the electoral preparations, the electoral campaign and the electoral event until the announcement of the official results. In addition, it may be deployed throughout the national territory prior notification to the CNE and will have free access to candidates, political parties and electoral officials. Likewise, they may publicly share their assessment of the electoral process and make their recommendations at the time they deem appropriate.”

Additionally, in October, the United Nations (UN) Secretariat also informed that they would be sending a three-person team of experts to Venezuela for the November 21st elections.

The Venezuelan citizens are expected to vote for 23 governors and more than 300 mayors, as well as members of the Legislative and Municipal councils.

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