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US Congress Mulls New Sanctions against Venezuela over Alleged Food Corruption

US Congress members issued calls for new sanctions against Venezuela. (Archive)

Both Republican and Democrat members of the US Congress have issued calls for new sanctions against top Venezuelan food ministry officials over corruption allegations.

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OAS Head Calls for “Concrete Actions” against Venezuela

Luis Almagro has once again called on OAS member states to take action against the Venezuelan government. (Reuters)

Luis Almagro called for international sanctions gainst Venezuela following the temporary suspension of the country’s presidential recall referendum process last week.


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UN Group Rejects US Sanctions Against Venezuela

Raul Castro of Cuba, Evo Morales of Bolivia, and Rafael Correa of Ecuador at a G77 meeting (Reuters).

The G77 and China affirmed their solidarity with Venezuela after President Barack Obama renewed an executive order classifying Venezuela as a threat. 

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Obama Administration Indicates Support for Fresh Sanctions Against Venezuela

U.S. Deputy National Security Advisor Tony Blinken indicated a willingness to go along with sanctions against Venezuela at a US

On Wednesday at a US Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing to consider Anthony Blinken's nomination as deputy secretary of state, the Obama administration's frontrunner indicated a willingness to support further sanctions against Venezuela.

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U.S. Bill Proposing Sanctions on Venezuela Passes House Foreign Affairs Committee

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A Human Rights bill proposed by Florida Republican Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, which includes sanctions on the Venezuelan government, cleared its first legislative hurdle this morning after passing the House Foreign Affairs Committee.

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Venezuela "Does not Fear" Sanctions, Will Continue to Supply Syria with Oil

Venezuelan oil minister, Rafael Ramirez, says Venezuela will continue to provide Syria with oil, despite international pressure.

Venezuela’s oil minister, Rafael Ramirez, has confirmed that Venezuela will continue to supply Syria with oil, despite international pressure against the Assad government and other nations that maintain relations with the Arab country.

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A State Department That Can

With due respect to the United States Department of State and Secretary Clinton, in regards to economic sanctions leveled under CISADA on Venezuela and six other foreign entities. Among the affected countries, only Venezuela is a nation in abject poverty. Oil is its primary export and the exceptionally devastating impact upon its people should be of specific consideration.

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“Yankees, Go Home!”

I am in Caracas, Vz today (May 29th)—a country I love and a people that I support with all my heart in their struggle against US imperialism and corporate interests so they can make their own lives better. Nine of us came from the US to support the people of Venezuela in rejecting the US economic sanctions that were imposed by the State Departments because, apparently, Venezuela sent two shipments of oil product to Iran.

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Economic Sanctions, a Double-Edged Sword!

People in the US paying $4 a gallon for gasoline and US trade deficits with other nations in the hundreds of billions dollars every year for the last few decades is cause for real debate for every person that is affected by the economy. When it comes to oil, the action taken by the Obama administration declaring economic sanctions against Venezuela is a dangerous game.

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