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Amid US Sanctions, Venezuelan Oil Tanker at Risk of Spilling 1.3 Million Barrels and Devastating Caribbean Ecosystems
"T he Caribbean Sea would never be the same" should the oil spill, climate scientist Eric Holthaus tweeted.
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Guyanese President Irfaan Ali and U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo meet during a joint news conference in the capital, Georgetown, on September 18, 2020. (Photo: AFP/Getty Images) News
US-Guyana Maritime Patrols Near Venezuela Border Denounced as Latest American Imperialism
Pompeo says the joint naval and air patrols in the disputed, oil-rich region are meant to fight drug trafficking, but critics see them as the latest U.S. aggression toward Maduro.
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"Those who believe Canada should support a rules-based international order rather than the US empire, must continue to press Ottawa," writes Mugyenyi. (Photo: Creative Touch Imaging Ltd./NurPhoto via Getty Images) Views
Venezuela’s Foreign Minister Slams Canadian Actions
In his thorough critique, Jorge Arreaza detailed the Trudeau government’s support for Donald Trump’s aggression against Venezuela.
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The U.S. government seized the cargo of four ships, including the Bella, the U.S. Justice Department confirmed Friday. (Photo: DOJ) News
Further Escalating Tensions, Trump Administration Seizes Alleged Iranian Fuel Bound for Venezuela
Iran's ambassador to Venezuela, Hojad Soltani, said that neither the ships nor their owners are Iranian but did not address whether the gasoline came from his country.
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Trump Blasted for Naming 'War Criminal' and Iran-Contra Convict Elliott Abrams as Iran Envoy
"Elliott Abrams has made a career of lying and committing criminal acts that have led to the death and suffering of innocent people from Guatemala to Iraq."
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Elliot Abrams Confirms to Senate Hearing That US Still 'Working Hard' to Overthrow Maduro in Venezuela
Admission was latest sign that high pressure campaign on Venezuela's leftist government—including crushing economic sanctions—remains.
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We must ask ourselves whether we will continue to accept our government’s participation in a Trump administration regime change effort that effectively undermines the ability of ordinary Venezuelans to feed themselves. (Photo: Drew Angerer/Getty Images) Views
Canada's Support for Trump Administration's Venezuela Policy
Ottawa has not criticized the devastating US sanctions. Quite the opposite. It has egged the bully on.
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An all-encompassing expression of goodwill in the form of a New Good Neighbor Policy will meet resistance from vested economic and military interests, as well as those persuaded by racist arguments.(Photo: CC) Views
Long Overdue for Latin America: A New "Good Neighbor Policy"
Instead of continuing down this imperial path of endless confrontation, U.S. policymakers need to stop, recalibrate, and design an entirely new approach to inter-American relations.
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A January 2015 meeting between Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro and Vice President Biden—unlikely to be repeated if Biden wins the presidency. (Photo: AP) Views
Biden and Trump on Venezuela: Two Sides of the Same Coin
Biden’s policies are the same policies and exact rhetoric used by the Trump administration.
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Economic sanctions in Iraq killed an estimated 350,000 Iraqis. (Photo: Adrian Dennis/EPA) Views
Killing Them Softly With Sanctions
Economic sanctions killed more Iraqis than Saddam Hussein's dictatorship.
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