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Sanctions seek imperialist domination

Despite the fact that coercive measures are political nonsense, the United States and the European Union maintain them

For the United States, unilateral coercive measures represent the central axis of its foreign policy. They are a form of imposition and hegemonic dominance, which is why 30 nations are struggling with the consequences of these sanctions, as explained by the Anti-Blockade Observatory in a publication it authored.

According to data provided by the Anti-Blockade entity, since 2000, the imposition of unilateral coercive measures has become “a key foreign policy tool” of the United States and the European Union, which have issued more than 26.000 sanctions. to other countries with the intention of suffocating them economically.

On December 18, 2014, as President Barack Obama, Washington approves Law 113-278, called Defense of Human Rights and Civil Society in Venezuela, which will become a “legal framework” so that on March 8, 2015 imposed the first sanction.

Since that date, the country has had to face more than 932 measures with a scandalous drop in the gross domestic product, which amounts to 646.000 million dollars, an amount greater than the entire gross domestic product of all of South America, which amounts to 606 billion dollars.

Objective: overthrow

President Nicolás Maduro denounced, during the mobilization for Workers' Day, that during the first four months of 2024, income losses were above 2.000 million dollars.

Maduro rejected the “permanent blackmail of the North American empire, together with the “extremist right of surnames,” for having requested from the United States Government “new sanctions against the state oil company PDVSA, with the express objective of overthrowing a democratically constituted government.”

resisting force

For Vice President Delcy Rodríguez, the 932 unilateral coercive measures imposed on our country have been “to try to blackmail us and force us to change our course of independence and self-determination.”

Rodríguez recently spoke on unilateral coercive measures, within the framework of the Caribbean Regional Seminar of the United Nations Decolonization Committee, held in Caracas.

The vice president mentioned that there are 30 sanctioned countries in the world that include 28% of the world's population. Furthermore, the sanctions have a scope of application that covers 72% of the planet's territory, which is why, in the vice president's opinion, “this is a new form of colonialism.”

He assured that “they have punished us for exercising our self-determination. We classify this system of sanctions as a new form of colonialism that tries to take over our resources and confront new models of concreteness, development and happiness for people who do not want to bow down to the hegemonic system.”

The United States and its double standards

The Vice Minister of Anti-Blockade Policies, William Castillo, described as “absurd logic of sanctions and licenses” the recent repeal of license 44, which from last October until April 18 of this year allowed international oil and gas companies trade with PDVSA and make investments in different areas of the Venezuelan oil and gas sectors.

He assured that "this is absurd, given that the United States abrogates the power to manage Venezuelan oil wealth by blocking trade and deciding with whom and under what conditions this country can trade."

Castillo made a necessary clarification between the meaning of sanctions and unilateral coercive measures. The former must be exercised by the UN Security Council, based on international law, while unilateral coercive measures constitute the attempt to apply extraterritorial jurisdictions with mechanisms of extortion and blackmail.

imperial inquisition

USA. It is the largest sanctioner in the world with 35%, an indicator that reflects the influence and reach of that country as a predominant actor in the imposition of coercive measures on a global scale.

European Union. He follows as the highest sanctioner with 17%. Canada, Switzerland, France and the United Kingdom total 36%.

Office The Office of Foreign Assets Control, under the United States Department of the Treasury, is the global sanctions agency. It has applied 10.469 unilateral coercive measures (35%) against 30 countries, including Venezuela.

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