16 Dems Oppose the Trump Regime’s Sanctions War on Venezuela

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Feature Article by Stephen Lendman
16 Dems Oppose the Trump Regime's Sanctions War on Venezuela

by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman)

In a letter to Mike Pompeo, 16 Dems demanded an end to (illegally imposed) US sanctions on Venezuela – opposing the Trump regime's military threats as well. More on this below.

Illegal US sanctions war on Venezuela began under Obama in 2011. Initially imposed on the state-owned PDVSA oil company, they were largely symbolic – with little effect on the company's US-based CITGO subsidiary.

In March 2015, Obama imposed sanctions on seven Venezuelan officials, freezing any assets held in the US, rescinding their visas to enter the country.

He turned truth on its head, claiming "(w)e are committed to advancing respect for human rights, safeguarding democratic institutions, and protecting the US financial system from the illicit financial flows from public corruption in Venezuela."

He declared a "nati
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