2021-06-18: News Headlines

Maria Paez Victor (2021-06-18). Disease as a Weapon: Has the US Blocked Vaccines For Venezuela? counterpunch.org According to the UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres 75% of vaccines distributed since Feb. 2021 went to the 10 richest countries of the world. At the G7 sorority meeting last week the leaders pledged to "share" up to 2 billion doses of their "surplus" vaccines. The WHO has declared it is not enough since 11

_____ (2021-06-18). Biden-Putin Summit Vindicates Diplomacy and Dialogue. strategic-culture.org A lot of diplomacy will be required if the toxic Russophobia prevalent in the U.S. political establishment and media is to be overcome. | The success of the summit this week between Joe Biden and Vladimir Putin boils down to this: the two men met, shook hands and proceeded to have detailed discussions in a cordial, respectful and frank manner. | On many issues, they apparently agreed to disagree, while on the most urgent matter of all — the danger of nuclear war — they made a mutual commitment to maintaining peace, pronouncing that such a war should never be fought. | That, in essence, is diplomacy…

Michele de Mello (2021-06-18). The US suspends sanctions against Venezuela for COVID-19 related purchases. peoplesdispatch.org The United States suspended part of the sanctions against Venezuela on Thursday June 17. The Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) published a license that lifts the penalties to companies that carry out transactions with the Venezuelan state related to combatting COVID-19. | The document provides for the Central Bank of Venezuela and three other state banking entities to carry out operations with US companies. However, it does not allow transactions with Petróleos da Venezuela S.A (PDVSA) or the Economic and Social Development Bank (BANDES). | The license also does not authorize the exportation or re-exportati…

Elise Boyle Espinosa (2021-06-18). Breaking the international silence on Turkey's aggression. zcomm.org In response to Turkey's invasion of Iraqi Kurdistan, an international peace delegation traveled to the region in solidarity and to demand an end to the occupation…

Staff (2021-06-18). US Eases Some Sanctions Against Venezuela to 'Address the Pandemic'. orinocotribune.com This Wednesday, June 16, the The Office for the Control of Foreign Assets (OFAC) explained that the license granted permits transactions and activities with the Central Bank of Venezuela, Banco de Venezuela and Banco Bicentenario, among others, that involve masks, ventilators and oxygen tanks, vaccines and the production of vacci…

José Manuel Blanco Diaz (2021-06-18). Faced with New ICC Prosecutor, Opposition in Venezuela Pushes for Desired Verdict. orinocotribune.com The Venezuelan opposition and its international allies increased their pressure on the International Criminal Court (ICC) with new maneuvers to encourage a hasty verdict against the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela. | Statements by opposition elements perhaps reflected their frustration with the ICC's change of management this week. Before her departure, outgoing ICC Chief Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda did not provide the confirmation they had hoped to receive to their damaging accusations regarding the South American nation. | Therefore, spokespeople for the opposition factions requested that British lawyer Karim Kh…

Morteza Ahmadi Al Hashem (2021-06-18). Zarif meets with Venezuelan counterpart for bilateral talk. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 18 (MNA) — Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif met and held talks with Foreign Minister of Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela Jorge Arreaza in Turkey on Fri. on the sidelines of Antalya Diplomacy Forum to discuss bilateral talks.

Maria Paez Victor (2021-06-18). PM Trudeau's Donors' Conference on Venezuela: An Exercise in Deception. orinocotribune.com June 16, 2021, Toronto — "Canada must immediately cease its aggression against Venezuelans and stop deceiving Canadians and the world about what the government is truly up to," declared Maria Paez Victor, spokesperson for the Canadian Campaign of Venezuelans and Friends Against Sanctions (CCVFAS). The sanctions have contributed to 100,000 deaths according to former UN Rapporteur Alfred de Zayas, as well as significant outward migration. The New York Times recently determined that those sanctions were a key generator of migrants. | The International Donors' Conference in Solidarity with Venezuelan Refugees a…

José Manuel Blanco Diaz (2021-06-18). Snapshot of Venezuela's Extreme-Right Opposition 5 Months Before #21N Mega-Elections. orinocotribune.com During the 344th edition of the television program Con el Mazo Dando, deputy Diosdado Cabello spoke about the new internal disputes between groups on the Venezuelan extreme right, five months before the regional elections. | In this sense, he cited "the moral problem" evidenced by the fugitive from Venezuelan justice, Antonio Ledezma, when criticizing what he considers the sectarianism of Juan Guaidó. In Ledezma's opinion, the former deputy intends to impose proposals, under the mantle of unity, that arose from closed meetings. | "That is not a true unity, that is sectarianism," added Ledezma, who regretted that…

Workers World Party (2021-06-17). PDF of June 17 issue. workers.org Download the PDF. Two faces of imperialism G7/NATO: Diplomacy among thieves Venezuela, Cabo Verde, the case of Alex Saab Also: Reparations victory Harvard workers battle layoffs Colonial legacy: anti-LGBTQ+ laws Palestine & solidarity LUMA protest Editorial: ‚ÄÇCuts punish jobless GLOBAL: India, Greece, Honduras, France, 'African Lion,' Peru. Tear down the walls: . . . |

Staff (2021-06-17). Cape Verde Ignores International Outcry in Alex Saab Case. orinocotribune.com The president of Cape Verde, Jorge Carlos Fonseca, decided to turn a blind eye to the international clamor and ignore the request made on June 8 by the Human Rights Committee of the United Nations (UN) to suspend the extradition process that the United States that is carried out against the Venezuelan diplomat Alex Saab, who has been illegally detained in Cape Verde since June 12, 2020. | According to a review published by the Cape Verdean news outlet Noticias do Norte, President Jorge Carlos Fonseca said that "only the Constitutional Court (TC) has autonomous constitutional jurisdiction to decide on the case," i…

John Quigley (2021-06-17). NATO Proclamation at Annual Summit Threatens the Peace. covertactionmagazine.com The NATO proclamation—promoted at its annual summit this week—that a cyber attack could trigger Article 5 of the NATO treaty heightens the risk of military confrontation with Russia or China.

Peoples Dispatch (2021-06-17). Putin-Biden summit ends without any concrete assurances on world peace. peoplesdispatch.org The US president used the opportunity to continue with his anti-China rhetoric, accusing it of "squeezing" Russia. Biden has been on a diplomatic overdrive against Russia in recent months in its attempts to revive the US' global position…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2021-06-17). NATO Proclamation at Annual Summit Threatens the Peace. libya360.wordpress.com John Quigley Space Attacks and Cyber Attacks Could Now Trigger Military Intervention Under Article 5 of the NATO Treaty The NATO proclamation—promoted at its annual summit this week—that a cyber attack could trigger Article 5 of the NATO treaty heightens the risk of military confrontation with Russia or China. So does a new stipulation—announced at…

Joris Leverink (2021-06-17). Breaking the international silence on Turkey's aggression. roarmag.org Family members address the crowd gathered to mourn those killed by a Turkish airstrike on the weekend. Photo by Ronan An international delegation comprised of 150 politicians, academics, activists and journalists from across Europe intended to travel to the Kurdistan Region of Iraq this week to document Turkey's military incursion and contribute to dialogue between different Kurdish political actors. Instead, they have faced severe repression, both from the leading KDP party — which despite its official condemnation of Tu…

Editor2 (2021-06-17). An Interview With Silvio Rodríguez on his Music, Life & his Support for the Campaign to Award Cuban Doctors the Nobel Peace Prize. orinocotribune.com After being cured by a Cuban doctor, a farmer from a Latin American country related that what had impressed him most was that "Cuba did not offer what it had left over, but shared what it had." | The above anecdote was related by a Cuban who has for decades shared beautiful graphemes harmonized in an ethereal palette of colors, songs with which he has painted ideas, thoughts, and introspections on the canvas of life. | Silvio Rodríguez: A piece of music is a piece of energy that a human materializes and shares with others. There are many types but all, in some way, have their audience. Sometimes songs that don't…

_____ (2021-06-17). New Israeli Government, Same Israeli Apartheid. popularresistance.org After 12 years, Israel finally inaugurated a new prime minister. While being hailed by many as the opportunity for a fresh start, Naftali Bennett is at best a maintainer of Netanyahu's policies and at worst an ideologue whose positions are to the right of Netanyahu's. | In 2013, as Middle East peace talks were set to resume after a five-year freeze, Bennett reportedly proclaimed to Israeli National Security Adviser Ya'akov Amidror, "I've killed lots of Arabs in my life — and there's no problem with that." | In 2014, Bennett, who had previously been the director of the Yesha Settlements Council, contradicted…

Staff (2021-06-17). Venezuelan Vice President Delcy Rodríguez in Qatar to Strengthen Bilateral Relationship. orinocotribune.com The Executive Vice President of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, Delcy Rodríguez, arrived in Qatar this Tuesday, June 15, on an official visit with the aim of strengthening bilateral relations between the two countries and addressing other issues of interest related to the bilareal agreements on economy, oil, and customs. | The senior official of the government of Venezuela was received by the Venezuelan ambassador in Qatar, Giuseppe Angelo Yoffreda Yorio. During this visit as part of the Peace Diplomacy promoted by President Nicolás Maduro, Rodríguez is expected to address various issues within the framewor…

Staff (2021-06-17). Tucker Carlson, Marjorie Taylor Greene, Matt Gaetz Suggest FBI Attacked Capitol. truthout.org The evolution — or devolution, if you will — of the right's January 6 narrative continues apace, but is steering toward strange waters. When it happened, it was deemed an appalling attack against the very fabric of democracy … but Donald Trump didn't like that, because the attackers were his people, and so the story began to change. It was antifa! Black Lives Matter protesters! No, that didn't stick. Wait, they were peaceful tourists! See how they stay within the ropes as they…

Jeremy Kuzmarov (2021-06-17). NATO Has Been Called Greatest Threat to World Peace—Now Biden Plans Dangerous Expansion That Will Increase Military Spending and Escalate the Risk of War. covertactionmagazine.com Biden calls support for NATO a "sacred obligation" as he raises false alarms about alleged military threats from Russia and China.

_____ (2021-06-17). Ethiopia: Tribalism Versus National Consciousness. popularresistance.org Nearly 554,000 people are sleeping on the streets in the US — 40% of them are Black. Of 2.3 million US prisoners, 34% are Black. However, the 06/01 quarterly report of the Global Centre for the Responsibility to Protect (GlobalR2P) says that the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela is the only human rights crisis in the Western hemisphere that warrants the attention of international law established by the United Nations. Those are just a few reasons to take its alarms about the ongoing human rights crisis in Tigray, Ethiopia, with a grain of salt or a hot pepper salad of skepticism. | A coalition of twelve NGOs, inc…

Andreína Chávez Alava (2021-06-17). US Congressman Urges Biden to End 'Misguided and Immoral' Venezuela Sanctions. venezuelanalysis.com Despite pledges to "review" the sanctions policy, the Biden administration has yet to enforce any changes.

Staff (2021-06-17). Venezuelan Authorities Unveil New Corruption Plot: Eight Arrested, Three from Ministry of Economy and Finance. orinocotribune.com Eight people, including three officials from the Ministry of Economy and Finance of Venezuela, have been arrested for their links to a corruption network, informed Venezuelan Attorney General Tarek William Saab during his weekly press conference this Wednesday, June 16. | Saab reported that those who were involved in the case had manipulated a technology platform for their own benefit and diverted money from the Finance Ministry. "This is part of our relentless fight against corruption and in favor of public ethics… We want this to have a didactic objective and at the same time be a clear sign of judgement and…

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2021-06-17: News Headlines

Staff (2021-06-17). Cape Verde Ignores International Outcry in Alex Saab Case. orinocotribune.com The president of Cape Verde, Jorge Carlos Fonseca, decided to turn a blind eye to the international clamor and ignore the request made on June 8 by the Human Rights Committee of the United Nations (UN) to suspend the extradition process that the United States that is carried out against the Venezuelan diplomat Alex Saab, who has been illegally detained in Cape Verde since June 12, 2020. | According to a review published by the Cape Verdean news outlet Noticias do Norte, President Jorge Carlos Fonseca said that "only the Constitutional Court (TC) has autonomous constitutional jurisdiction to decide on the case," i…

Workers World Party (2021-06-17). PDF of June 17 issue. workers.org Download the PDF. Two faces of imperialism G7/NATO: Diplomacy among thieves Venezuela, Cabo Verde, the case of Alex Saab Also: Reparations victory Harvard workers battle layoffs Colonial legacy: anti-LGBTQ+ laws Palestine & solidarity LUMA protest Editorial: ‚ÄÇCuts punish jobless GLOBAL: India, Greece, Honduras, France, 'African Lion,' Peru. Tear down the walls: . . . |

Joris Leverink (2021-06-17). Breaking the international silence on Turkey's aggression. roarmag.org Family members address the crowd gathered to mourn those killed by a Turkish airstrike on the weekend. Photo by Ronan An international delegation comprised of 150 politicians, academics, activists and journalists from across Europe intended to travel to the Kurdistan Region of Iraq this week to document Turkey's military incursion and contribute to dialogue between different Kurdish political actors. Instead, they have faced severe repression, both from the leading KDP party — which despite its official condemnation of Tu…

John Quigley (2021-06-17). NATO Proclamation at Annual Summit Threatens the Peace. covertactionmagazine.com The NATO proclamation—promoted at its annual summit this week—that a cyber attack could trigger Article 5 of the NATO treaty heightens the risk of military confrontation with Russia or China.

Jeremy Kuzmarov (2021-06-17). NATO Has Been Called Greatest Threat to World Peace—Now Biden Plans Dangerous Expansion That Will Increase Military Spending and Escalate the Risk of War. covertactionmagazine.com Biden calls support for NATO a "sacred obligation" as he raises false alarms about alleged military threats from Russia and China.

Staff (2021-06-17). Venezuelan Vice President Delcy Rodríguez in Qatar to Strengthen Bilateral Relationship. orinocotribune.com The Executive Vice President of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, Delcy Rodríguez, arrived in Qatar this Tuesday, June 15, on an official visit with the aim of strengthening bilateral relations between the two countries and addressing other issues of interest related to the bilareal agreements on economy, oil, and customs. | The senior official of the government of Venezuela was received by the Venezuelan ambassador in Qatar, Giuseppe Angelo Yoffreda Yorio. During this visit as part of the Peace Diplomacy promoted by President Nicolás Maduro, Rodríguez is expected to address various issues within the framewor…

Staff (2021-06-17). Tucker Carlson, Marjorie Taylor Greene, Matt Gaetz Suggest FBI Attacked Capitol. truthout.org The evolution — or devolution, if you will — of the right's January 6 narrative continues apace, but is steering toward strange waters. When it happened, it was deemed an appalling attack against the very fabric of democracy … but Donald Trump didn't like that, because the attackers were his people, and so the story began to change. It was antifa! Black Lives Matter protesters! No, that didn't stick. Wait, they were peaceful tourists! See how they stay within the ropes as they…

_____ (2021-06-17). New Israeli Government, Same Israeli Apartheid. popularresistance.org After 12 years, Israel finally inaugurated a new prime minister. While being hailed by many as the opportunity for a fresh start, Naftali Bennett is at best a maintainer of Netanyahu's policies and at worst an ideologue whose positions are to the right of Netanyahu's. | In 2013, as Middle East peace talks were set to resume after a five-year freeze, Bennett reportedly proclaimed to Israeli National Security Adviser Ya'akov Amidror, "I've killed lots of Arabs in my life — and there's no problem with that." | In 2014, Bennett, who had previously been the director of the Yesha Settlements Council, contradicted…

_____ (2021-06-17). Ethiopia: Tribalism Versus National Consciousness. popularresistance.org Nearly 554,000 people are sleeping on the streets in the US — 40% of them are Black. Of 2.3 million US prisoners, 34% are Black. However, the 06/01 quarterly report of the Global Centre for the Responsibility to Protect (GlobalR2P) says that the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela is the only human rights crisis in the Western hemisphere that warrants the attention of international law established by the United Nations. Those are just a few reasons to take its alarms about the ongoing human rights crisis in Tigray, Ethiopia, with a grain of salt or a hot pepper salad of skepticism. | A coalition of twelve NGOs, inc…

Staff (2021-06-17). Venezuelan Authorities Unveil New Corruption Plot: Eight Arrested, Three from Ministry of Economy and Finance. orinocotribune.com Eight people, including three officials from the Ministry of Economy and Finance of Venezuela, have been arrested for their links to a corruption network, informed Venezuelan Attorney General Tarek William Saab during his weekly press conference this Wednesday, June 16. | Saab reported that those who were involved in the case had manipulated a technology platform for their own benefit and diverted money from the Finance Ministry. "This is part of our relentless fight against corruption and in favor of public ethics… We want this to have a didactic objective and at the same time be a clear sign of judgement and…

A Guest Author (2021-06-16). The case of Alex Saab. workers.org By Sara Flounders and Roger D. Harris Facing the possible extradition to the U.S. of a Venezuelan diplomat on bogus charges, an emergency human rights delegation organized by the International Campaign to Free Alex Saab on June 3 flew to Cabo Verde, where Saab is imprisoned. This island archipelago . . . |

José Luis Granados Ceja (2021-06-16). Venezuela Rejects Accusations of Election Meddling in Peru. venezuelanalysis.com Right-wing political figures have taken to blaming a Venezuelan conspiracy for every advance of the left in the region.

_____ (2021-06-16). Solemn Vigil at Shannon Remembers Child Victims of War. popularresistance.org Sunday June 13th saw us returning to Shannon Airport to recommence our monthly peace vigils. We had around 20 peace activists there, watched by around 20 Gardai. | Inside the airport, security personnel, including an Irish army patrol, protecting three US Marine Corps Hercules KC-130J warplanes that had landed the previous night. They stayed overnight at Shannon, meaning that their crews and military passengers were almost certainly in local hotels for the night.

_____ (2021-06-16). Solemn Vigil At Shannon Remembers Child Victims Of War. popularresistance.org Sunday June 13th saw us returning to Shannon Airport to recommence our monthly peace vigils. We had around 20 peace activists there, watched by around 20 Gardai. | Inside the airport, security personnel, including an Irish army patrol, protecting three US Marine Corps Hercules KC-130J warplanes that had landed the previous night. They stayed overnight at Shannon, meaning that their crews and military passengers were almost certainly in local hotels for the night. | Our vigil was poignant and emotional as we commemorated the more than 70 Palestinian children killed recently. Two members of Red Rebels Clare, which…

Ariel Gold (2021-06-16). New Israeli Government, Same Israeli Apartheid. counterpunch.org After 12 years, Israel finally inaugurated a new prime minister. While being hailed by many as the opportunity for a fresh start, Naftali Bennett is at best a continuer of Netanyahu's policies and at worst an ideologue whose positions are to the right of Netanyahu's. In 2013, as Middle East peace talks were set to

Anonymous007 (2021-06-16). Turkey And Azerbaijan Announced "Shusha Declaration", Armenia Has Everything To Worry About. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On June 15th, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that he hoped that regional peace could be reached with a six-nation platform comprising Turkey, Russia, Iran, Azerbaijan, Georgia, and Armenia. | The Turkish president reached Azerbaijan on June 15th on an official visit. | In a joint news conference with his Azerbaijani counterpart Ilham Aliyev in Azerbaijan's Shusha city, Erdogan said: "We are willing to make all kinds of sacrifices. Mr. Putin as well. … With the steps to be…

Ramzy Baroud (2021-06-16). On 'Conflict', 'Peace' and 'Genocide': Time for New Language on Palestine and Israel. counterpunch.org On May 25, famous American actor, Mark Ruffalo, tweeted an apology for suggesting that Israel is committing 'genocide' in Gaza. "I have reflected and wanted to apologize for posts during the recent Israel/Hamas fighting that suggested Israel is committing 'genocide'," Ruffalo wrote, adding, "It's not accurate, it's inflammatory, disrespectful and is being used to justify

Morteza Ahmadi Al Hashem (2021-06-16). Yemen announces readiness to resume peace talks in Qatar. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 16 (MNA) — A member of Supreme Political Council of Yemen's National Salvation Government said that if Saudi coalition responds positively to Oman mediation, there will be no obstacle for the resumption of peace talks in Qatar.

Staff (2021-06-16). Extraordinary Threat: The US Empire, the Media, and Twenty Years of Coup Attempts in Venezuela—Book Review. orinocotribune.com By Saheli Chowdhury, Gabriel Martínez Saldívar, Steve Lalla — Jun 14, 2021 | Since the election of Hugo Chávez in 1998, Venezuela has been subjected to a campaign of hybrid warfare at the hands of the US and its allies. In that span of time the Bolivarian Republic has weathered six coups attempts including the attempted assassination of its president, a mercenary invasion by former green berets, and an economic blockade that has killed over 100,000 of its citizens. A new book by Joe Emersberger and Justin Podur, Extraordinary Threat: The US Empire, the Media, and Twenty Years of Coup Attempts in Venezuela, t…

Staff (2021-06-16). Simón Bolívar Study Center to Inaugurate Carabobo XXI Century International Forum Today. orinocotribune.com The Simón Bolívar Study Center will hold the Carabobo International XXI Century Forum in Caracas, Venezuela, from June 16 to June 18, to discuss the "Challenges of Independence." This was informed by the president of the Simón Bolívar Center, Alejandro López, via a telephone interview during the Punto de Encuentro TV broadcast of Venezolana de Televisión (VTV). | According to López, the forum will feature "a group of national and international speakers, who will expound on the Bicentennial of the Battle of Carabobo, which will be conducive to a lively debate and reflection around this important historical event f…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2021-06-16). Extraordinary Threat: The US Empire, the Media, & 20 Years of Coup Attempts in Venezuela—Book Review. libya360.wordpress.com Saheli Chowdhury, Gabriel Martínez Saldívar, Steve Lalla Since the election of Hugo Chávez in 1998, Venezuela has been subjected to a campaign of hybrid warfare at the hands of the US and its allies. In that span of time the Bolivarian Republic has weathered six coups attempts including the attempted assassination of its president, a…

Staff (2021-06-16). This Friday June 18: Orinoco Tribune Goes Live with Emersberger & Podur, Authors of New Book on US Coup Attempts & Hybrid Warfare Against Venezuela. orinocotribune.com On Friday, June 18, Orinoco Tribune will host a live discussion with Joe Emersberger and Justin Podur, authors of the new publication Extraordinary Threat: The US Empire, the Media, and 20 Years of Coup Attempts in Venezuela, Emersberger is a writer with Ecuadorian roots based in Canada. An engineer by profession and member of Canada's UNIFOR trade union, he has written for FAIR.org, Telesur English, ZNet, CounterPunch, and many more. Podur is a Toronto-based writer and the author of America's Wars on Dem…

Monica Moorehead (2021-06-16). International webinar pays tribute to Ramsey Clark. workers.org Ramsey Clark, human rights fighter and former U.S. Attorney General, who died April 9 at age 93, was memorialized by hundreds of people, from the U.S. and worldwide, who attended an international webinar June 13. Ramsey Clark and current Venezuelan president Nicolás Maduro, 2006 in New York City The program . . . |

Eds. (2021-06-16). Outrage as COVAX reports blocked vaccine payments, U.S. sanctions blamed. mronline.org Venezuela's efforts at the Copa America football tournament have also been derailed after 15 players and staffers caught the virus, prompting calls for an investigation. | June 16, 2021 | Newswire…

Staff (2021-06-16). Congressman McGovern Admits the United States Uses Venezuelan Lives as 'Bargaining Chips'. orinocotribune.com A US congressman has asked the US President Joe Biden to "correct the course of US policy" towards Venezuela and lift all the sanctions against the South American country. | "I think the time has come to correct the course of US policy towards Venezuela," wrote Democrat Congressman Jim McGovern in a The Massachusetts legislator condemned the sanctions that have been imposed on the Venezuelan oil industry, on its…

Staff (2021-06-16). Venezuela Denounces 83.7% Drop in Food Imports Due to Sanctions Before FAO. orinocotribune.com Venezuelan Minister for Food, Carlos Leal Tellería, decried this Tuesday that food imports in Venezuela have fallen by 83.7% due to the unilateral coercive measures imposed on the South American country by the United States and Europe. He made this comment during his speech at the 42nd conference of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). | "These measures [the sanctions] have caused a 83.7 % drop in food imports, thus preventing the international procurement of raw produce, manufactured goods and inputs for agricultural production, as well as sanctioning most international and national…

Staff (2021-06-16). Venezuela Denounces Before FAO 83.7% Drop in Food Imports due to Sanctions. orinocotribune.com Venezuelan Minister for Food, Carlos Leal Tellería, decried this Tuesday that food imports in Venezuela have fallen by 83.7% due to the unilateral coercive measures imposed on the South American country by the United States and Europe. He made this comment during his speech at the 42nd conference of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). | "These measures [the sanctions] have caused a 83.7 % drop in food imports, thus preventing the international procurement of raw produce, manufactured goods and inputs for agricultural production, as well as sanctioning most international and national…

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