August 29, 2017 – Fort Russ News – Paul Antonopoulos
U.S. Representatives Mark Pocan (D-WI), John Conyers, Jr. (D-MI), and Ro Khanna (D-CA) in a press release released on Friday condemned the latest sanctions placed on Venezuela while highlighting they were “in accordance with the interests of oil-industry lobbyists.” defended Venezuela against the unilateral sanctions, for the good of its people.
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“With its announcement of the most extensive U.S. financial sanctions against Venezuela to date, the Trump Administration is once again pursuing aggressive unilateral measures abroad in an attempt to distract attention away from the sustained outrage over the president’s disgraceful antics at home – all while designing his sanctions in accordance with the interests of oil-industry lobbyists,” the statement read.
“These unilateral sanctions will only further complicate efforts to achieve a peaceful solution to the country’s political crisis and threaten to create greater economic hardship for ordinary Venezuelans,” the statement added.
The sanctions placed on Venezuela, just like in the case of Syria, is expected to make it difficult for the country to buy food, medicine and other essential items. In addition, it will prevent Venezuela from selling its bonds to the US financial market.
Paul Antonopoulos is a Research Fellow at the Center for Syncretic Studies. He has an MA in International Relations and is interested in Great Power Rivalry as well as the International Relations and Political Economy of the Middle East and Latin America.