efe-epaBy Alicia Hernandez and Jorge J. Muñiz Ortiz Caracas/San Juan

Quite apart from differing ideologies and from normal market competition, right now Puerto Rico and Venezuela have a single objective in mind: producing alcohol together to fight the Covid-19 pandemic that does not distinguish among skin colors, races or social classes.

The production of rum, the liquor so valued in the Caribbean and in the rest of the world, has given way to the production of alcohol for disinfectant use at Puerto Rico's world-renowned Bacardi and Serralles distilleries and at the prestigious Santa Teresa distillery in Venezuela.