The Role of the WTO in the U.S. Economic War on Venezuela

Misión Verdad The World Trade Organization (WTO) was founded 25 years ago to impose regulatory guidelines governing trade between all countries. It is an institution that was conceived within the framework of the Bretton Woods Agreements in 1944, but was not formed until early 1995. According to the organization’s rules, member countries must offer each…

Pan-African and International Solidarity Will Break Sanctions

A-APRP Venezuelan protest against Imperialism: Photo Source: PSUV Facebook Not one European colonizer or settler-colonist brought land to the African continent. They stole it when they arrived. Consequently, it is not only logical, but just, that Africans take the land back. Because British settlers stole Zimbabwe territory and called it “Rhodesia” as a tribute to…

Legal Battle Begins Over Venezuelan Gold Seized by England

Misión Verdad Two masked pedestrians pass in front of the Bank of England building during the Covid-19 outbreak in London. Photo: Toby Melville / Reuters The Supreme Court of Justice of England will decide the fate of the Venezuelan state’s gold reserves held by the Bank of England (BOE), resources valued at nearly $2 billion…

US Sanctions Mexican Companies for Their Relationship with Venezuela

Misión Verdad Andrés Manuel López Obrador revealed a document with an alleged opposition plan to overthrow his mandate in 2022 The U.S. Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) blacklisted three Mexican citizens and a total of eight Mexican-registered companies linked to the oil-for-food program with Venezuela. According to the official website of the…

How Do You Resist a Hybrid War Amid a Pandemic?

Zoe PC “We continue in resistance” Photo: Comando Creativo The Tricontinental Institute for Social Research launched a new study about the recent attacks led by US against Venezuela amid the pandemic. The COVID-19 pandemic has provoked a series of unexpected challenges in countries across the world. However amid the uncertainty, crisis and tragedy, we have…

US Responds to Failed Mercenary Incursion with an Escalation of the Economic Blockade Against Venezuela

Misión Verdad Two FBI agents. Photo: Iberoeconomia As Reuters recently reported, “the FBI is investigating several Mexican and European companies allegedly involved in the Venezuelan oil trade while gathering information for a U.S. Treasury Department investigation into possible sanctions. In its report, Reuters anonymously quotes four people familiar with these “investigations” and also sources close…

The Violence of Non-Violence: Canadian Sanctions Policy in Times of Covid-19

Claudia Chaufan and Maria Victor Paez Both at its birth, and later in the paradigmatic Alma Ata declaration, the WHO established a human right to health which required not only access to health care but the satisfaction of a broad range of human needs, such as appropriate nutrition, adequate housing, and personal safety. Decades later…

US Blocks Urgent COVID-19 Aid to Cuba

Message from Cuba’s Ambassador to China, Carlos Miguel Pereira Hernández Things are always harder for Cuba. We Cubans don’t even get a break during a pandemic. When Jack Ma, the founder of Chinese electronics giant Alibaba and the foundation that bears his name announced to the world his intent to donate 500,000 COVID-19 rapid tests…

Apotheosis of Evil

Atilio A. Boron The history of humanity is marked by countless episodes that reveal the omnipresence of evil. Cain, by killing his brother Abel, has been telling this story since the mythical dawn of the human species. Throughout centuries and millennia, examples abound, at all latitudes. No society was spared the evil and the suffering…

BigPharma’s Role: U.S. Sanctions Lead to Global Rise in Coronavirus

Sara Flounders As COVID-19 (coronavirus) spreads, it is a clear reminder that germs and viruses don’t respect national boundaries in an interconnected world. But the mainstream press has certainly not publicized how corporate capitalism and imperialism cross national boundaries to destroy people’s health. The responsibility of U.S. corporate power, especially the medical-industrial complex, in the…