The Big Heist: U.S. Imposed Economic Sanctions on One Third of Humanity

Lauren Smith The US has become increasingly dependent on the use of unilateral economic sanctions to achieve its policy objectives against its declared targets since the start of the great recession in 2008. Presently, sanctions impact one-third of humanity in 39 countries. Economic sanctions not only cause untold death and devastation to a given country…

Trump’s Plan for Heavily Sanctioned Gaza is Israel’s Victory

Pippa Bartolotti The announcement of US President Donald Trump’s plan to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is strongly rejected by Palestinians. After more than 70 years of torturous killings, loss of homes, of land and of life, of living under indiscriminate bombings, economic strangulation and crippling sanctions, the plan is offering little more than money to…

The United States Government’s Genocide Targets the People of Cuba

During the closure of the National Assembly’s fourth period of ordinary sessions, December 21, President Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez said: “In the 61st year of the Revolution they threw us to our deaths and here we are, alive. Without a doubt, 2019 was a year of great challenges, with an escalated imperialist offensive meant to provoke…

Cuba Denounces at the United Nations, a Defamatory U.S. Campaign against Cuban Medical Cooperation

Ambassador Ana Silvia Rodríguez Abascal, Deputy Permanent Representative, Chargé d’Affaires a.i., of Cuba to the United Nations, participated today in the debate on agenda Item 126 entitled: “Global Health and Foreign Policy”. The Cuban representative, who listed Cuba’s recognized achievements in the health field, denounced how the strengthened economic, commercial and financial blockade imposed by…

U.S. War On the Defenseless: Sanctions Harm 1/3 of the World’s People

Sara Flounders The most insidious and pervasive form of modern warfare by Wall Street and the Pentagon, acting in coordination, is passing largely unnoticed and unchallenged. This calculated attack is rolling back decades of progress in health care, sanitation, housing, essential infrastructure and industrial development all around the world. Almost every developing country attempting any…

Bruno Rodríguez: Cuba Has Been the Victim of the Most Unjust, Severe, Prolonged System of Sanctions that Has Been Imposed on Any Country

Bruno Rodríguez Parrilla Statement by the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Cuba, Bruno Rodríguez Parrilla, during the presentation of the UN resolution “The necessity of ending the economic, commercial, and financial blockade imposed by the United States of America against Cuba,” in New York, November 7, 2019, Year 61 of the Revolution (Transcript from Presidency…

Quarantine (I): Venezuela as a Contagious Disease

Reinaldo Iturriza López On April 6, 2017, Julio Borges, then president of the National Assembly and deputy for the far-right party Primero Justicia, made controversial statements after a meeting with the Secretary General of the Organization of American States (OAS), Luis Almagro. According to Borges, the “Venezuelan crisis,” and specifically the “social problem of migration,”…

The Irreversible (but Laborious) Construction of a Multi-Polar Order

Atilio Borón Ismael Hossein-zadeh, an Iranian-born Kurdish economist and professor emeritus at Drake University (Iowa) wondered in a recent post why China, India, Russia and other countries do not challenge the tyranny exerted by the US over the institutions that monitor, regulate and control the functioning of the international economic and financial system such as…

Venezuela Oil Production Continues Decline as China Cancels More Shipments

Ricardo Vaz US threats of secondary sanctions have seen Chinese oil company CNPC cancel shipments from Venezuela for the second month in a row. (VTV) Venezuela’s oil output has continued its downward trend according to figures from the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC). The latest report from the oil cartel detailed that, based…