UN Human Rights Chief Condemns Trump Embargo Against Venezuela

The United Nations’ high commissioner for human rights on Thursday condemned the Trump administration’s embargo against Venezuela and warned the far-reaching sanctions could deny food, medicine, and other necessities to millions of people.

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“I am deeply worried about the potentially severe impact on the human rights of the people of Venezuela of the new set of unilateral sanctions imposed by the U.S. this week,” U.N. human rights chief Michelle Bachelet said in a statement.

“I fear that they will have far-reaching implications on the rights to health and to food in particular,” Bachelet said, noting the sanctions will likely “exacerbate the crisis for millions of ordinary Venezuelans.”

 

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