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Feature Article by Stephen Lendman
Real Humanitarian Crisis in Gaza, Fake One in Venezuela
by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman)
After visiting Venezuela for 10 days last November and December, UN Human Rights Council Independent Expert on the Promotion of a Democratic and Equitable International Order Alfred-Maurice de Zayas said the following:
"There (is) no humanitarian crisis (in Venezuela), nothing to compare with Gaza, Yemen, Syria, Somalia, the Central African Republic, etc. But indeed there" are shortages of goods – not food with grocery shelves well stocked and subsidized food for the country's poor.
"The situation has gotten much worse since Dec. 2017 because of Trump's sanctions and the economic and financial blockade."
"(A)t no point when I was walking the streets of Venezuela that I felt threatened or saw violence and did not consider the country was experiencing a humanitarian crisis – but I do see h
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