Saturday, February 23, 2019

Shades of Iraq: Sanctions the Real Culprit in Venezuela

US Sanctions on Venezuela Possibly Worse than Iraq Sanctions Before War


February 22, 2019

News about humanitarian aid shipments to Venezuela almost never compare how tiny a fraction this aid is relative to the devastating damage that US sanctions against Venezuela have caused, which is now at least as draconian as the pre-Iraq war sanctions were, says CEPR’s Mark Weisbrot.

Mark Weisbrot is Co-Director of the Center for Economic and Policy Research in Washington, D.C., and the president of Just Foreign Policy. He is also the author of “Failed: What the ‘Experts’ Got Wrong About the Global Economy” (2015, Oxford University Press). 

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