Venezuela & ALBA News #340 2.19.2021: UN Human Rights Report on Sanctions against Venezuela; US Derailing Ecuador election?

Petition: Sanctions Kill Campaign: Tell the New U.S. Administration – End Economic Sanctions in the Face of the Global COVID-19 Pandemic

Write to ‘In These Times’ about their smear job on Cuba “the Western Hemisphere’s most undemocratic government”

Venezuela

TeleSur: US Sanctions Caused Thousands of Deaths in Venezuela, GAO Says

Full  GAO report on the effect of US sanctions on Venezuela

Venezuelanalysis: UN Special Rapporteur Blasts ‘Devastating’ and ‘Illegal’ US and EU Sanctions against Venezuela

Full Preliminary Report by UN Human Rights Rapporteur on the negative impact of unilateral coercive measures on human rights in Venezuela

The Grayzone: UN expert details crushing human toll of US sanctions on Venezuela Anya Parampil speaks with Alena Douhan, UN special rapporteur on the negative impact of the unilateral coercive measures on the enjoyment of human rights, about her recent trip to Venezuela

Dan Kovalik: US sanctions on Venezuela have failed to achieve anything but needless death and misery. Against all reason, they are set to stay

Ecuador

News Click (Vijay Prashad, Pilar Troya Fernández): Will Andres Arauz Be the Next President of Ecuador?

COHA: Lawfare Threatens To Derail Presidential Election In Ecuador

FAIR (Joe Emersberger): Ignoring Repression and Dirty Tricks in Coverage of Ecuador’s Election

Democracy Now interview with Andrés Arauz, Ecuador presidential candidate 

Bolivia

Granma: Bolivia retakes the path to sovereignty

Webinars

Webinar video: Trump has gone – time to end US sanctions on Cuba, Nicaragua and Venezuela Bárbara Elena Montalvo Álvarez, Cuban Ambassador to UK; Carlos Ron, President of the Simon Bolivar Institute for Peace and Solidarity Among Peoples; Maite Mola, Vice President, Party of the European Left; Manu Pineda, Spanish United Left MEP; Coleen Littlejohn, International development worker; Chair: Christine Blower, Labour member of the House of Lords, former General Secretary of the National Union of Teachers

Webinar video:  Nicaragua, climate justice and agroecology

February 20: Álvaro Terrazas Peláez: “Gestión Pública de la Pandemia Covid 19 en Bolivia”

February 21: Close Guantánamo Now: A Call to Action

February 25: Recent Latin American Elections Repudiate US-backed Neoliberalism, with Alex Main of CEPR

February 25: The Cuban Economy Today: Cuba Confronts U.S. Blockade, COVID-19 Pandemic, New Economic Challenges and Policies

March 8: Women’s Voices from Central America Hear from women from El Salvador, Honduras, and Nicaragua, countries heavily impacted by US foreign policy

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