Of the multiple variants of unconventional war used by Washington against Venezuela, the financial blockade is undoubtedly one of the most used and decisive weapons.
Following the preaching of the former ambassador in Venezuela, William Brownfield, who last year affirmed the need to accelerate the collapse of the country even if the suffering of Venezuelans is greater, financial sanctions are applied precisely in the most sensitive aspects for the life of the population.
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William Brownfield, ex Embajador de Estados Unidos en Chile, Colombia y Venezuela, lo deja claro: están dispuestos a buscar un colapso económico en Venezuela, aunque deje en la pobreza a la gente por años, con tal de derrocar el gobierno chavista de @NicolasMaduro pic.twitter.com/l9gXhTPHO5
— Katu Arkonada (@KatuArkonada) December 15, 2018
Following this, the ambassador of Venezuela to the United Nations, Samuel Moncada, reported that in January this year, the payment destined to “purchases of essential products for blood banks, patients with Hemophilia and Guillain-Barre Syndrome, were blocked and returned by Trump’s threats”.
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La guerra de Trump tiene como excusa la “ayuda humanitaria” pero sus acciones lo convierten en el enemigo de la salud de Venezuela. Aquí las pruebas:#VenezuelaDefiendeSuSalud
— Samuel Moncada (@SMoncada_VEN) April 13, 2019
While, in February, he told on his Twitter account, “the purchase of immunoglobulin essential to reduce infections and treat immune problems was blocked”, amounting to 2 million dollars that could not reach suppliers to finalize the purchase.
Thus, Washington manufactures a “humanitarian crisis” in Venezuela at two levels, using on the one hand the financial blockade to precipitate an increase in human losses, while in the international media and agencies it is presented as the country most interested in “resolving” the shortage of medicines.
Translated by JRE\EF
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