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#Venezuela's #NicolasMaduro:
"We had a large shipment of medicines to last the country for a year,a large batch of raw materials for food. The bank account was frozen,the contracts were cancelled & the money is seized. They suffocate us,steal our money & put a show for the world"
Nov. 2017:The transnational Pharmaceutical companies Baster,Abbot & Pfizer refused to issue exportation certificates to #Cancer drugs,making it impossible for #Venezuela to buy them
July 2017: The Citibank bank (#USA) refuses to receive #Venezuelan funds from the Central Bank for the import of 300 thousand doses of insulin, destined to cover the demand of 450 thousand registered patients.
October 2017: The #US blockade prevents #Venezuela from doing deposits in the UBS Swiss bank, thus provoking a delay of four months in the acquisition of vaccines, altering vaccination schedules in the country.

#WarCrimes #YankeeGoHome #NicolasMaduro
Nov 2017: #Venezuela pays for the acquisition of anti-#malaria treatment
(primaquine and chloroquine), requested to the BSN Medical laboratory in
#Colombia hampers the delivering of such medicines without justification.
Year 2018: The payment of 9 million USD from #Venezuela, destined to the acquisition of #dialysis supplies for the treatment of 15 thousand patients of #hemodyalisis was blocked. Such treatment is ensured by Venezuela free of charge
#US Unilateral Coercive Measures of Commercial Economic Blockade
And Financial Persecution Against Persons And Institutions of the Bolivarian
Republic of #Venezuela
December 2014
Source:…agoalbasolidarity.files.wordpress.com/2018/06/doc_sa…👈PDF LINK

#Sanctions #HandsOffVenezuela
2014, Public Law 113-278. Obama declares #Venezuela as a “rare & extraordinary threat to the #US national security & foreign policy”thus allowing to frame & legally substantiate all the actions that the US is undertaking against Venezuela
April 2016 starts the phase of the financial blockade against #Venezuela.
Inst. of the Venezuelan Govt begin to receive,by financial entities abroad,notifications abt restrictions applied to the banking accounts to execute payments in USD.
May 2016 Commerzbank bank (#Germany) closed the accounts held by several institutions, Venezuelan public banks & #PDVSA.
July 2016 #US Citibank unilaterally ceased service in foreign currency of Venezuelan inst. in the US inc the accounts of the Central Bank of #Venezuela
August 2016 Novo Banco (#Portugal bank)) notifies the country the impossibility to carry out transactions in #US dollars w/#Venezuelan banks & institutions, because of pressures exercised by correspondent banks of this institution
02/10/2017. Senator #MarcoRubio presents in the #US Senate a media set-up (#FakeNews) of the #CNN International channel that states that #Venezuela supports terrorists and drug traffickers with passports.

Source:…agoalbasolidarity.files.wordpress.com/2018/06/doc_sa…👈PDF LINK
02/13/2017. The #US Treasury Department, through the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), includes the Executive Vice-President of #Venezuela, Tareck El Aissami, on a list of sanctioned persons for "drug trafficking."
July 2017: The Citibank bank (#USA) refuses to receive #Venezuela-n funds for the import of 300 thousand doses of #insulin, destined to cover the demand of 450 thousand registered patients
July 2017. The Delaware company -payment agent of the #PDVSA bonds- informs that its correspondent bank (PNC Bank) in the #US refuses to receive more funds from the #Venezuela-n oil company.
07/31/2017 The Dept of the Treasury, through the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), imposes sanctions against a group of #Venezuelan officials, including the President of the Republic, #NicolasMaduro
08/21/2017 The Bank of #China (BOC - Panama), informs that due to instructions from the #US Treasury Dept & pressure from the Panamanian govt, it will not be able to carry out any op in foreign currency in favor of #Venezuela
08/22/2017 Allied banks in #Russia ... 👇11/15
08/23/2017. The correspondent of the BDC Shandong bank alleging administrative reasons, paralyzes a transaction to #Venezuela even though the funds were drawn by #China.
08/24/2017. #DonaldTrump issues the Exec Order 13808 entitled "Impose additional sanctions with regard to the situation in #Venezuela"
Prohibits a set of transactions involving the #Venezuelan Govt, inc #PDVSA, & any other entity owned or controlled by the Venezuelan Govt.👇13/15
08/24/2017 #PDVSA is prohibited from acquiring new debts with maturing of more than 90 days.
The #Venezuelan Govt is prohibited from acquiring new debts with a maturity of more than 30 days.
The Government is prohibited to obtain new stock shares 👇14/15
Despite Profit Motive, #US Banks and Markets Squeezing #Venezuela's Economy
18 October 2016👈
Creditors continue to close doors to Caracas, even as the country continues to pay its debt and play by the rules.
#Venezuela Ratifies Plan to Refinance & Restructure Debt
Nov 3, 2017
Despite the govt having made large payments over the past 4 years, the country still has a high risk percentage, analysts suggest is a result of #sanctions against the S. American nation.
#US Pressures, Threatens Against #Venezuela Debt Restructuring
Nov. 11, 2017
The US Treasury has organized an assault via US banks withholding notes of credit US oil refineries need to be able to pay for Venezuela’s crude oil, threatened holders of bonds.
Jun 24, 2018. Vessel of Kabuco food supplier co.:Within the framework of #sanctions, the bank account belonging to an important company of #soy food (key raw material for preparing balanced animal food) has been closed by the Swiss Hyposwiss Private Bank👇
Blockade of transactions:Several #Venezuela-n transactions from European banks were returned btw 15 & 28 Dec 2017
Such transactions amounted more than 29.7million USD to different suppliers & aimed to pay the food distributed through the CLAP program (Govt food supplying program)
2017. Delay of payment proceedings: The #US bank #JPMorgan has increasingly delayed the acceptance of funds for an amount of 28.1 millions USD aimed to pay the transport -vessels- of the food for the food supply of #Venezuelan people.
#Colombia’s blockade to transit of food: From Dec 24th to 26th, 2017, intl food suppliers held 1,700 tons of pork leg in the Colombian border in order to be entered into #Venezuela for their distribution among the Venezuelan Operations Cost Increase
Interviewed in 2015, #JohnPilger similarly referred to the “current conspiracy between the #US and #SaudiArabia to lower the price of #Oil” in order to cause a “#coup” in #Venezuela “so they can roll-back some of the world’s most important social reforms.”
A new book by Venezuelan economist Pasqualina Curcio – called The Visible Hand of the Market: Economic Warfare in #Venezuela – reveals more precisely just how some of this economic sabotage is being done: through multinational corporations, whose brand names we all recognize. 1/3
“2013,an escalation of the country-risk for #Venezuela started, to the present, Venezuela has paid US $63.566 billion for foreign public debt service [interest charges].The country has fulfilled all its commitments in a timely manner”& yet its country-risk index was“hiked by 202%
2017,#GoldmanSachs reportedly sold $300m Venezuelan bonds to hedge funds – contributing to the narrative of #Venezuela’s impending economic collapse
Recalling that G.Sachs was central to the demise of #Greece’s economy,it’s reasonable to question the timing & motives of this sale
#Canada wants to “marginalize” #Venezuela bc it does not follow the #neoliberal “FreeTrade”agenda that #Trudeau is pushing
The Trudeau admin. insists on retaining the controversial #ISDS mechanism in trade deals, which allows corporations to sue Govts for “lost future profits”
#UN Independent Expert: #Venezuela Sanctions Must be Terminated & Economic War Must End
Feb 28, 2018👇THE FACTS‼️
UN independent expert @Alfreddezayas discusses his recent trip to Venezuela & his impressions & a deep insight look of the current situation
Aug 2017,#US warned financial institutions that“All #Venezuela-n Govt Agencies & Bodies…appear vulnerable to public corruption & money laundering”
Many financial institutions then closed Venezuelan accounts,concerned abt risk of being accused of participating in money laundering
"If we step back & look at #Venezuela from a bird’s-eye view,how does a country with 500 billion barrels of oil & hundreds of billions of dollars’ worth of minerals in the ground go broke? The only way that can happen is if the country is cut off from the Intl Financial System."
Weaponizing hunger in #Venezuela in this manner is dishonest & misleading. Christina M. Schiavoni, a doctoral researcher at the Intl Inst. of Social Studies in #TheHague, & Ana Felicien & Liccia Romero, both Venezuelan scholars, (6/1/18) on “overt #US aggression toward Venezuela”
👇😡Sanctions Kill People‼️
#BretStephens’ in the #NYTimes (1/28/19) only mentions the word “#Sanctions” to complain that the media supposedly isn’t blaming “#Socialism” for the crisis in #Venezuela, and went on to advocate using them to bring about #RegimeChange in the country🤨
The editorial board @washingtonpost (1/24/19) alleged that #Venezuela’s govt has“subject[ed] the country’s 32million ppl to a humanitarian catastrophe” without referring to what famous scholars whose research focuses on Latin America—describe (Common Dreams,1/24/19) as #Sanctions
#HenryOlsen in the Post (1/24/19) wrote as if #Sanctions are a benign tool that can be used to usher in a brighter future for Venezuelans😡
Sanctions are illegal under Intl Law,#US has no right to decide who governs #Venezuela,these measures kill & immiserate ordinary Venezuelans
The #US Govt acknowledges that it is knowingly,consciously driving the Venezuelan Economy into the ground,but US media make no such acknowledgment,send the msg that the problems in #Venezuela are entirely fault of the Govt, & US is a neutral arbiter that wants to help Venezuelans
For👇🤨those in the Media with a goldfish memory
Aug 2017, Trump signed an exec order barring dealings in new bonds & stocks issued by the Govt & the State Oil Company, Petróleos de #Venezuela, parent of Citgo
Banks also cannot engage in new lending with the Govt or the oil giant
What’s the Deal with #Sanctions in #Venezuela,& Why’s It So Hard for Media to Understand?
CEPR' Alexander Campbell looks at US sanctions against Venezuela & how the media ignore their effects
Trump admin had already imposed broad Economic Sanctions in 2017
#Venezuela Calls on #UN to Break #US Blockade & Supply Medical Equipment
Venezuela has denounced the Freezing of Payments of Imported Medical Supplies such as anti-#Malaria or #HIV treatments
Nov 15th, 2018

#Sanctions #WarCrimes #HandsOffVenezuela #Mafuro mintpressnews.com/venezuela-call…
2016 Starts The Phase Of The Financial Blockade Against Venezuela
Interruption of the Intl Banks Operations, the Closing of Accounts such as Citibank, Comerzbank, Deutsche Bank AG, & other
#US Sanctions on #Venezuela Possibly Worse than #Iraq Sanctions Before War👉killed over 500.000 Iraqi children

"News never compare how tiny this aid is relative to the devastating damage that US sanctions against Venezuela have caused"#CEPR' #MarkWeisbrot
#US Sanctions On #Venezuela👇Worse Than #Iraq Before War
1996 GrimReaper #MadeleineAlbright,on #60Minutes about death Half Million #Iraqi Children as a result of the absolute #US Embargo: "It's a hard choice, but the price, we think the price is worth it"
Truth behind the controversy in the true shape of the Venezuelan economy & whether #HugoChavez’ & #NicholasMaduro’s reform/policies were crucial for the ppl of #Venezuela or whether they were completely misguided & precipitated the current crises
Read more:unz.com/tsaker/saker-i…
"#US Interventions in #LatinAmerica Continue & Intensify
Most US citizens don't realize it,but US Govt has continued,even intensified its #RegimeChange agenda in L.America of left-of-center Govts over the past 10yrs"#CEPR's #MarkWeisbrot
Ex-#UN Expert:#Venezuela Regime Change is a'LOOTING CAMPAIGN' by The #US!
Feb 13, 2019
#AlfredDeZayas,UN Independent Expert on Promotion of a Democratic & Equitable Intl Order,who visited Venezuela discusses the damage US #sanctions has caused to Venezuela
#RickSanchez offers an illuminating report of the impact of the “Bolivarian Revolution” in #Venezuela & how #HugoChavez & later #NicolasMaduro alleviated Poverty & Improved The Lives Of Average #Venezuelans.
71% IN 1996 🤨👉21% IN 2010🤔
In #SaudiArabia's (coordinating w/ #US) quest to debilitate the #Iran's economy, they destroyed #Venezuela
Aug 9, 2017
Venezuela is the most disastrously oil-dependent state in the world. Oil accounts for 96% of exports and more than 40% of govt revenues
#Sanctions that Trump ordered on Aug 24, 2017, cut off #Venezuela from billions of dollars, even revenue from its own Oil Company in the #US #Citgo
These sanctions are illegal under the #OAS Charter & under Intl Conventions to which the U.S is a signatory:
Trump’s #Sanctions Make Economic Recovery in #Venezuela Nearly Impossible
Sep 7, 2017👈
The New Financial Embargo will worsen shortages, inflict suffering, while Severely Limiting The Policy Options Available to pull the Country out of a Deep Depression.
#Venezuela until 2014,real income p/person grew by more than 2% annually
During 2004-2014, Poverty Fell by 49% & Extreme Poverty by 63%
Number ppl over 60y/o receiving Public Pensions tripled, & Millions Venezuelans gained access to Health Care & Education
2016 Obama again declared #Venezuela unusual & extraordinary threat to #US Natl Security
The sanctions,& pressure from the #US Govt, helped convince major Financial Institutions not to make otherwise low-risk loans, collateralized by gold, to the Vzln Govt
Here is a list of these irrefutable examples.
1. The Country Risk Analysis granted by financial rating agencies is unfair and unwarranted given Venezuela’s compliance with its external debt payments
Here is a list of these irrefutable examples.
2. The word “default” is used against Venezuela without regard for its real meaning. Two recent examples show this.
3. Trump issued an exec order (based on exec order by Obama) in detail shows that it is an explicit boycott,having the purpose of blocking #Venezuela’s relations w/ US companies,restricting Venezuela’s ability to make external debt payments & w/ its opportunities to refinance it.
4. In recent years much of the international financial system has promoted a blockade on Venezuela’s financial operations.International banks (#Citibank, #Comerzbank, #DeutscheBank) have unilaterally canceled contracts with Venezuela
5. There have been blocks on #Venezuela’s payments for food & other basic goods
For example, in the 3rd week of November,more than 23 payments for $39 million in food were returned bc the suppliers’ intermediary banks would not accept Venezuelan payments.
6. The escalation in the“parallel”illegal exchange rate for the Bolivar has no actual parallel w/ any real Venezuelan macroeconomic statistics. This black market exchange rate has multiplied 1,410 times since Aug 2014 to the present
We could add to this list of examples of economic war on #Venezuela all the attempts by #Mercosur to isolate Venezuela, the sanctions of the #EuropeanUnion or #Canada, & the closing of airline routes to Venezuela by Avianca, Aerolíneas Argentinas & others
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