Venezuela & ALBA News 10.1.2021 Report: “The Impact and Consequences of US Sanctions”; Speeches at UN by Bolivia and Nicaragua

Sanctions Kill Report: The Impact and Consequences of US Sanctions Table of Contents: Introduction; Findings; Conclusions; Recommendations;Voices from the Sanctioned; Impact of sanctions on specific countries; Graphics and Photos; Source of information on Sanctions/ Unilateral Coercive Measures 

Peoples Dispatch: 18 countries issue call for defense of UN charter The group’s members currently are Algeria, Angola, Belarus, Bolivia, Cambodia, China, North Korea, Cuba, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Iran, Laos, Nicaragua, Palestine, Russia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, and Syria. Most of the countries suffer from unilateral coercive measures imposed by the United States and the European Union which are in violation of international law and the UN charter. During the pandemic, many of these countries have had their payments blocked while trying to buy crucial supplies, protect their populations, and sustain their economies.


Political Prisoner Alex Saab
African Bar Demands An End To The Violation Of Court Orders And Respect For The Rule Of Law In Africa, In The Case Of Venezuelan Diplomat, Ambassador Alex Saab The African Bar Association demanded Cape Verde’s immediate and unconditional release of Ambassador Alex Saab.The African Bar Association called it “a case of cross violation of human rights and illegal detention.”


Venezuela
Peoples Dispatch (Carlos Ron): Venezuela’s efforts to overcome the pandemic, political crisis, and sanctions From positive advances in the dialogue process between the constitutional government and the opposition forces, to strengthening regional unity in the CELAC summit, to bringing together 18 countries to stand in defense of the Charter of the United Nations, the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela has seen significant internal and external developments in the last couple of weeks.

Peoples Forum: Conversation with Felix Plasencia, Foreign Minister of Venezuela

Counterpunch (Maria Paez Victor): Venezuela is Winning The significance of the Mexico meetings between the Venezuela government and the opposition: the demise of the Lima Group, Guaido, the effect of the Afghanistan war. However, we do not think it accurate that Trump, had any personality defects atypical of other US presidents, was the principal backer and financial supporter of the Venezuelan extremist opposition. This was the US national security state, with full support of both corporate parties, as illustrated by Guaido’s standing ovation in Congress. 

FAIR (Joe Emersberger): HBO’s Anti-Maduro Propaganda Is Cruder Than Venezuelan Oil HBO tries to paint rightwing terrorist Leopoldo Lopez as a heroic democrat.

Code Pink: Teri Mattson interviews Carlos Ron -A New Political Context for the Americas: CELAC, the OAS and UN


Bolivia
Bolivia President Luis Arce Speech to speech to the 76th Session of the United Nations General Assembly

Bolivia President Luis Arce at Columbia University Conversatión on political economy in the times of the pandemic.


Nicaragua
Nicaragua Foreign Affairs Minister Denis Moncada addresses the 76th Session of the General Assembly of the United Nations

Grayzone (Ben Norton): US Congress outlines new phase of economic attacks and hybrid war on Nicaragua’s Sandinista government The US Congress invited neoconservative regime-change strategists to discuss the next stage of hybrid warfare on Nicaragua’s Sandinista government, which will likely involve creating an economic blockade, refusing to recognize the legitimacy of President Daniel Ortega, and borrowing tactics the Trump administration used in its coup attempt in Venezuela.

Workers World (William Camacaro): Right-wing threats collapse, successful Nicaragua dialogue held at Holyrood Church The Community and Popular Mass in Solidarity with Nicaragua, officiated by Pastor Luis Barrios Sept. 26, was a resounding success. Hundreds of participants filled Holyrood Church/Iglesia Santa Cruz to hear H.E. Mr. Denis Moncada, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Nicaragua. They came in an organized fashion to show their support and were warmly welcomed.

Delegations
Nov. 17-27: Delegation to Venezuela – witness effects of sanctions and responses on the ground in the context of the 2021 Venezuela regional elections
Nicaragua Solidarity delegation, November 2-9
Witness for Peace 2021 delegations to Cuba
IFCO Pastors for Peace Caravan to Cuba, November 13-26
Code Pink delegation to Cuba December 4-11

Webinars
Ben Linder Solidarity School every Saturday  A 10-week virtual course to study and strengthen solidarity with Nicaragua and its popular organizations like the Asociación de Trabajadores del Campo (Rural Workers’ Association), and international movements like La Via Campesina. This course is meant for anyone who is interested in strengthening internationalism and accompanying social movements.

October 18: Bolivia Shows There is An Alternative: Putting People & Planet First Jeremy Corbyn, with guests from Bolivia, including Ollie Vargas, Claudia Turbet-Delof, Wiphalas Across the World

To follow Venezuela, Nicaragua, Bolivia, Cuba daily:
Orinoco Tribune
Stand with Venezuela
Venezuela Solidarity New York
Ultima Noticias (English)
NicaNotes
Tortilla con Sal
Friends of Sandinista Nicaragua
Friends of Evo’s Bolivia
Kawsachun News
Cuba News







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