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Democrat vs Communist Thread.
« on: December 21, 2020, 09:56:42 AM »
BLAME MADURO
SEAN DOUGLAS


THE United States Embassy, in a post on its Facebook page on Sunday, was clear in who was to be blamed for the Venezuelan migrant crisis – that’s country’s leader Nicolas Maduro.

“The absence of a democratic system in Maduro’s Venezuela, ongoing systematic human rights violations, acute food shortages, precarious health systems, an electricity crisis, generalised violence and economic collapse are some of the key causes that have forced more than five million Venezuelans to flee their country since 2015,” the embassy stated in its post.

However, political activist David Abdulah hit the current US embargo, telling Newsday, “Let (US) Ambassador (Joseph) Mondello tell his government to give back all the money they seized from Venezuela and end US sanctions, and then he can talk about the international economy of Venezuela.”

Minister of Foreign and Caricom Affairs Dr Amery Browne was a bit more diplomatic when contacted for comment on the embassy’s post.

“It is not unusual for US missions in various parts of the world to issue statements that emphasize or seek to clarify US foreign policy and perspectives,” Browne said.

“With the incoming Biden-Harris administration and with Prime Minister Rowley becoming chairman of Caricom in January, the region can look forward to an even stronger focus on diplomatic solutions to difficult challenges that exist. We anticipate 2021 to be a year of peace and progress even as the world confronts unprecedented threats, such as the current pandemic, that demand a multilateral approach by all nations.”

The US embassy remarks followed Rowley declaring a “TT first” policy as the post Cabinet press conference last Thursday while the Caribbean Centre for Human Rights said Caricom nations could be asked to take some of the Venezuelan migrant burden from TT. There are over 16,000 registered Venezuelan migrants in TT at present.

The embassy said, “Many continue to attempt to blame sanctions, but the Venezuelan economy was in free-fall long before the United States began to impose sanctions in August 2017.” In 2013, food shortages caused a Venezuelan currency devaluation. By 2014 Venezuela was hit by both falling oil production, down from 3.0 to 2.3 million barrels per day and falling oil prices globally.

In 2014, the World Bank ranked Venezuela 181 of 185 countries in the ease of doing business, while the Heritage Foundation rated Venezuela 175 of 178 in economic freedom. Inflation raged at 100 per cent that year, said the statement.

By 2016, food imports fell by 71 per cent and medical imports fell by 68 per cent, the embassy alleged, with foreign aid such as the UN World Food Program blocked amid the hunger crisis.

The embassy said the Maduro regime was to blame for the Venezuelan people suffering dire economic, political, and human rights conditions, and fleeing their homes.

The embassy said US sanctions should limit the Maduro regime’s source of revenue, promote accountability and ensure the flow of humanitarian goods and services to the Venezuelan people.

“There are no sanctions or restrictions on the importation of food and medicines to Venezuela, while the Maduro regime uses its revenues to buy Russian weapons instead of food,” the embassy claimed in its release.

The embassy said the US was the single largest donor of humanitarian assistance during the Venezuela crisis, giving $1.2 billion since 2017, including $11 million to help Venezuelans living here.

An Opposition-linked commentator, who asked not to be named, told Newsday that Maduro and Venezuela had five problems to deal with. 

* It was hit by a drop in oil prices, but unlike TT, did not have a multi-billion dollar Heritage and Stabilisation Fund.

* Maduro was unable to sustain huge social welfare schemes inherited from his deceased predecessor Hugo Chavez, which left millions of Venezuelans hungry and in the streets.

* Amid an exodus of top staff, Maduro placed unqualified people into top posts at state oil firm PDVSA which led to huge drops in oil production, which was mortgaged to pay for debts incurred to keep the state machinery running.

* Venezuela could not sustain its huge foreign aid programme where it once gave Cuba 90,000 barrels of oil per day and gave easy terms to Caricom countries under the PetroCaribe programme.

* Maduro’s links to Iran, Cuba, Russia and China caused serious consequences for Venezuela’s trade and other relations with the US.

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Re: Democrat vs Communist Thread.
« Reply #1 on: December 21, 2020, 09:59:35 AM »
Why it have to be de American democratic way or no way?

If you try to run your country your way and America don't like it and stop trading, trying to breakdown your financial aspect of your country, they blacklist you and try to make the world hate you and make you look like the bad guy, same with Fidel Castro and Haiti.

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