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Yván Gil: Coercive measures are a form of colonial domination

The Chancellor pointed out that it is necessary to advance in the outlawing of unilateral coercive measures as a mechanism of neocolonialism

The Chancellor of the Republic, Yván Gil, pointed out this Thursday that it is essential to continue the fight "against the persistent evil of colonialism", specifying that through unilateral coercive measures the aim is to twist the will of the people and limit the development of the affected countries.

In his account unilateral as a new form of domination.

The Chancellor specified that the Caribbean region has forcefully expressed its rejection of the criminal economic blockades that affect everyone and hinder our development.

The highest participation recorded

Likewise, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, in his remarks during the closing of the seminar, expressed that it was a great honor to be able to receive the delegations, which totaled 41, this being the largest participation recorded.

He indicated that we are experiencing a global moment in geopolitical history that is quite complex regarding the issue of decolonization.

“Venezuela as a sovereign country, for more than 200 years, has been 100 percent committed to advancing at an even greater speed in the decolonization processes, especially in our Caribbean, where the presence of the colonial regime still persists,” Gil said.

Despite the measures, progress is made thanks to resistance and alliances

Foreign Minister Gil pointed out that he hopes that the delegations have been able to observe the reality of Venezuela and see how they are facing a country that despite the aggressions, despite the constant interventionism that is attempted to be applied, is a country that is moving forward and has won. more than 936 unilateral and illegal sanctions or coercive measures.

Gil said that the sanctions have caused terrible damage to the people, recalling the figures provided by the Head of State Nicolás Maduro, regarding more than 640 billion dollars that Venezuela has lost, on par with the damage caused.

However, the will of a people - Gil said - to resist and the ability to build new alliances have allowed us to exhibit “what you (delegations) have been able to see in this city, a country that rises up, that moves forward, that wins and that has the morality to demand more and more progress towards international justice,” he said.

Coercive measures are an extension of colonialism

The Chancellor of the Republic explained that the “origin” of American policy in terms of unilateral coercive measures, which cannot be separated from the origin of colonialism.

“The application of unilateral coercive measures is nothing more than an extension of colonialism. Today, when the United States attempts to govern Venezuela through the application of these measures, and the granting of what they call licenses for us to develop our sovereign economic activity, that is nothing more than a neocolonial practice, which must also be debated within the United Nations and that must be condemned by its members,” he added.

In this sense, Gil specified that no country has the right to extraterritorially apply sanctions and unilateral coercive measures that threaten the well-being of people. “No country deserves to be a victim of these coercive measures that damage its well-being and progress that violate Human Rights.

That is why he said that coercive measures are an issue that goes hand in hand with decolonization. “They are practices that they try to impose to dominate, to twist the will of the people, to govern economically (…) it is about imposing which countries we do business with.”

He said that if such a practice limits development and that is why we want to advance in decolonization, it is necessary to advance in the outlawing of unilateral coercive measures as a mechanism of neocolonialism.

Political and social peace

He also referred to the fact that the delegations were able to verify the climate of political peace that Venezuela is currently experiencing.

He referred to the fact that on July 28 there are 37 political organizations that will participate in the electoral contest, which demonstrates the plurality of the elections.

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