Dear VA readers,
Political battles are heating up throughout Latin America. The left has made significant gains in Bolivia and Peru, and with neoliberal government's in Brazil, Chile and Colombia under fire and facing elections, the US' foothold is seriously endangered. As a result, Washington has not wavered one bit in its efforts to trigger regime-change in Venezuela.
Apart from promoting coup attempts, the US has levied ever more crippling unilateral measures to strangle the Venezuelan economy in recent years. The sanctions, which have been denounced as “collective punishment,” have imposed severe hardship, from fuel and medicine shortages to a breakdown of public services, handicapping any efforts at economic recovery. Hardest hit are the country’s poor and working-class sectors.
The deadly sanctions have drawn widespread condemnation in Venezuela and around the world, yet the Biden administration has reiterated it is in "no rush" to change course from its predecessor.
To sustain its cruel policy, Washington has always been able to rely on a powerful ally: the corporate media. With biased coverage, half-truths and outright lies, the media establishment has gone out of its way to justify sanctions and the continuous regime-change operation.
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