WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — The United States will impose sanctions on foreign institutions helping to finance embattled far-left Venezuelan leader Nicolas Maduro, the White House said Wednesday.
BASSETERRE, St. Kitts, Feb 25, - Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) open their 30th Intersessional meeting in St. Kitts today, against the background of political turmoil in Haiti, electoral uncertainty in Guyana, attempts by the US to coerce regime change in neighbouring Venezuela and continued attempts by Europe to blacklist some community member states.
On January 28, COHA’s Editorial Board released a statement condemning the US-backed coup attempt in Venezuela and in support of the dialogue promoted by the government of Mexico and the United Nations to settle the conflict peacefully. Since then, the regime change effort has severely lost momentum.
There’s no denying that a serious economic and humanitarian crisis faces Venezuela. Millions of citizens have left the country, and those who have remained have lost considerable weight and have inadequate access to food and medicine. Hyperinflation continues unabated, and, with the Trump administration recently leveling sanctions against the Venezuelan state oil company (PDVSA), the crisis is only intensifying.
The United States is said to be considering the possibility of purchasing weapons on the international market in Eastern Europe for delivery to the Venezuelan opposition, Russian Foreign Ministry spokesman Maria Zakharova said on Friday.
The U.S. ambassador to Barbados has absolutely no authority to speak about Venezuela whatsoever. If we let her do so, we would be validating the infamous 19th Century Monroe Doctrine, which claimed the whole of the Americas (including the Caribbean) to be the backyard of the United States.
KINGSTON, Jamaica, February 20, 2019 - Legislation to retake ownership of the 49 per cent shares in Petrojam held by the Venezuelan State-owned oil and natural gas company, Petróleos de Venezuela (PDV) Caribe, was passed in the House of Representatives on February 19.
Congress will not support U.S. military intervention in Venezuela despite hints by President Donald Trump that such action had not been ruled out, the Democratic chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee said on Wednesday.