El Salvador has announced that it will donate coronavirus vaccines to seven towns in Honduras despite struggling to vaccinate its own people
El Salvador has vaccinated about 1.25 million shots, less than a fourth the country’s 6.5 million people.
President Nayib Bukele was apparently touched by appeals from mayors of seven towns in neighboring Honduras who asked El Salvador for help, claiming their own government has abandoned them. He said Monday the donations will not affect El Salvador’s vaccination drive.
While Bukele has been accused of staking out populist positions in the past, his decision to lend a helping hand still amounts to a much-needed humanitarian gesture in a part of the world that suffers from the lack of an adequate healthcare system.