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Economists Warn Trump's Sanctions Targeting Venezuela 'A Death Sentence for Tens of Thousands of People'

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Economists Warn Trump's Sanctions Targeting Venezuela 'A Death Sentence for Tens of Thousands of People'

Jessica Corbett, staff writer

Two American economists warn that U.S. sanctions targeting Venezuela "are a death sentence for tens of thousands of people" and that the nation's humanitarian crisis will worsen as long as the sanctions continue.

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Sadly, all Donnie knows to do is to destroy, not assist people.

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True, but what one never hears is the real reason ( not the BS that Maduro is depriving the Venezuelan people of food) but he is threatening the oilgarchy. They simply cannot allow Maduro to sell his oil to China and other countries and bypassing American, currency.

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Trump? Maybe Trump, et al

Only a tyrant would prevent the delivery of food and medicine to people he claims to lead. The international community must support Juan Guaido and the National Assembly. It is time for Maduro to step aside and allow a democratic transition. The Venezuelan people deserve better.

-Joe Biden, Twitter, February 9, 2019

Remember that tweet come your primary - Biden siding with Trump. Some #Resistance!

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Remember the slogan on melania trump’s zara coat?

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#6

That is the mission statement of GREED CAPITALISM!

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So, the problems in Venezuela have nothing to do with it being a socialist country and everything to do with US sanctions and the decrease in oil prices. Got it.

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#8

Yep, you got it.

Prior to Chavez, extreme poverty was twice the level it is now and average inflation was double - all under the Neoliberal clique that is trying to regain power. But, not to worry, within a couple of years after overthrowing Maduro and when the country really plummets into despair, you won’t have to hear about it because the MSM won’t cover it - just like they didn’t cover the horrible conditions before Chavez.

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Two American economists warn that U.S. sanctions targeting Venezuela “are a death sentence for tens of thousands of people” and that the nation’s humanitarian crisis will worsen as long as the sanctions continue.

Stephen Miller and President Snowflake PussyGrabber says that killing tens of thousands of brown people is a huge plus!

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#10

That’s the point. Plus, it’s what Republican Jesus would do.

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Bolton already lost. Check out the tanker activity.

https://www.marinetraffic.com/en/ais/home/centerx:-66.8/centery:11.6/zoom:7

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#12

I agree with everyone else but the one thing Venezuela has is Russia and China stepping in the beginning.

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#13

A short essay I wrote on the topic which may interest some.

https://www.worldsocialism.org/spgb/socialist-standard/2010s/2019/no-1375-march-2019/sanctions-waging-war-without-bullets/

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#14

We need to quit using “Donnie” as a scapegoat. This has been US policy for most of my life of 74 years. Why can’t people understand that the US is the cruelest empire in the history of the world.

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We have more impoverished people in the USA than there are in Venezuela. Get off this USA, USA bull shit and get a clue.

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Liberated from the tyranny of existence

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Thanks for the URL. I read it. Too bad most people will not see it, as it gives a very good education on sanctions, their criminality under international law and their total failure at achieving the desired results. Sanctions are sadism in the first degree!

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Donnie is the latest incarnation of US sadism and has earned my disdain.

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Your statement is also true, but I fear that even slightly in depth facts are ignored by many who even if they do not paint on their jackets really Don’t Care.

What a sad world!

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#20

Population:
US, 322 million
Venezuela, 31.6 million

YOU get a clue.

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