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Mon Mar 15, 2021, 04:28 AM

UN Rebuke of US Sanctions on Venezuela Met With Stunning Silence

MARCH 10, 2021
JOHN MCEVOY

Alena Douhan, the UN special rapporteur on the negative impact of unilateral coercive measures on the enjoyment of human rights, published her preliminary report on February 12 on the impact of US and European sanctions on Venezuela.

The report laid bare how a years-long campaign of economic warfare has asphyxiated Venezuela’s economy, crushing the government’s ability to provide basic services both before and during the Covid-19 pandemic.

“The [Venezuelan] government’s revenue was reported to shrink by 99%, with the country currently living on 1% of its pre-sanctions income,” Douhan found, impeding “the ability of Venezuela to respond to the Covid-19 emergency.”

Douhan thus urged

the governments of the United Kingdom, Portugal and the United States and corresponding banks to unfreeze assets of the Venezuela Central Bank to purchase medicine, vaccines, food, medical and other equipment.

The campaign to overthrow the Venezuelan government, Douhan added, “violates the principle of sovereign equality of states and constitutes an intervention in domestic affairs of Venezuela that also affects its regional relations.”

Like the CEPR study, Douhan’s report has been categorically ignored across establishment media.

By omitting the devastating impact of sanctions, corporate media attribute sole responsibility for economic and humanitarian conditions to the Venezuelan government, thereby using the misery provoked by sanctions to validate the infliction of even more misery.

More:
https://fair.org/home/un-rebuke-of-us-sanctions-on-venezuela-met-with-stunning-silence/

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Judi Lynn Mar 2021 OP
Hugh_Lebowski Mar 2021 #1
bucolic_frolic Mar 2021 #2
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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Mon Mar 15, 2021, 04:31 AM

1. Disgusting (nt)

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Mon Mar 15, 2021, 06:25 AM

2. "Confessions of an Economic Hit Man" John Perkins

Until you allow our banks to lend you money so we can plunder your environment so you can pay back our loans, NO DEAL!

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Response to bucolic_frolic (Reply #2)

Mon Mar 15, 2021, 06:57 AM

5. Maduro fans gotta look wherever they can

To keep blame from being properly assigned to his bad policies and dictatorial tendencies.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Mon Mar 15, 2021, 06:40 AM

3. I read that book, by Perkins.

Shocking and horrifying. How much of the refugee crises coming to our southern boarder is our fault?

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Response to Olestro (Reply #3)

Mon Mar 15, 2021, 06:55 AM

4. Much less than is Venezuela's fault

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