Month: October 2017

Trump’s Sanctions Aim To Financially Starve Venezuela

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trumppicBut a growing range of countries are beginning to oppose them, writes Tim Young (26/10/17)

US PRESIDENT Donald Trump has piled the pressure on Venezuela by announcing more sanctions, despite growing opposition from a range of countries to such aggressive acts.
The latest sanctions join those directed personally at Venezuelan President Nicolas

Maduro and his vice-president, and wider sanctions announced in August, aimed at starving the country of financing by restricting Venezuela’s financial dealings with US institutions.

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First Speakers announced!

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Latin America Conference 2017 – Saturday December 2, 10.00am (registration 9.15am), Congress House, Great Russell Street, London, WC1B 3LS.

Online registration for this event has now closed. You can buy tickets on the door for £12 waged/ £10 unwaged.

Speakers to include: David Choquehuanca Cespedes, Bolivia and ALBA ● Egle Sanchez, Venezuelan TUC ● HE Teresita Vicente, Cuba ● HE Carlos Abad, Ecuador ● Victoria Brittain, journalist ● Chris Williamson MP ● HE Rocio Maniero, Venezuela ● George Galloway ● HE Roberto Calzadilla, Bolivia ● Ken Livingstone ● HE Guisell Morales-Echaverry, Nicaragua ● Ben Chacko, Morning Star ● Julia Felmanas, Brazil ● Tony Burke, Unite ● Lauren Collins, academic ● Jeremy Dear, Int. Journalists Fed. ● Lindsey German, Stop the War ● Kate Hudson, CND ● Sally Hunt, TUC ● Tony Kapcia, academic ● Grace Livingstone, author ● Colin Burgon, former MP ● Christine Blower, NUT ● Pablo Navarrete, Alborada ● Doug Nicholls, GFTU ● David Raby, academic ● Sian Errington, Stand up to Trump ● Francisco Dominguez, academic ● Bernard Regan, CSC ● Derek Wall, Green Party