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What’s going on in #Venezuela is a coup d’état engineered by Trump. Of course he’s not much of an engineer, the actual driver of that train is John Bolton, Trump’s neocon National Security Advisor. gregpalast.com/in-venezuela-w…
The entire economy of #Venezuela is based on selling oil to the U.S., with some sales to China and Russia. Now the U.S. is withholding all the money that’s owed for that oil. Plus there’s an embargo. It’s an act of war.
In fact Alfred de Zayas, a former U.N. rapporteur (and the first one to visit the country in 21 years), said the "economic sanctions and blockades are comparable with medieval sieges of towns.” irishexaminer.com/breakingnews/w…
If you lifted the embargo and you gave them their money, Venezuelans could eat instead of facing starvation. The money is being held by Treasury Secretary, Steven Mnuchin, who says he’ll only hand it over to Guaido — if the Venezuelans make him president.
For more on the situation in Venezuela read my latest article for @Truthout on the coup — and look out for Part 2 in the next few days: gregpalast.com/in-venezuela-w… #Venezuela #Guaido #Maduro #Chavez
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