The Biden administration has rejected a call from Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro to lift crushing sanctions on the South American country that were imposed by the Trump administration.
In an interview last week, Maduro said President Biden should lift sanctions and normalize relations with Venezuela. Responding to Maduro’s comments in an email to Bloomberg, a State Department spokesman said a change in Venezuela policy would only be done if Maduro engages with Juan Guaido, who the US recognizes as interim president of Venezuela even though Maduro holds the office.
The State Department spokesman’s comments mean that Biden is pursuing the same failed regime change policy as Trump. The US first recognized Guaido as president in January 2019. After a failed coup attempt, Guaido lost what little support he had inside Venezuela and has become increasingly irrelevant ever since.
President Trump first sanctioned Venezuela in 2017 and increased the measures throughout his presidency. Venezuela is now essentially under a US embargo. The only thing Trump’s policy has done is increased the suffering of ordinary Venezuelans. By choosing to keep the sanctions, Biden is continuing the economic warfare against the Venezuelan people.
10 thoughts on “Biden Administration Rejects Maduro’s Call to Lift Venezuela Sanctions”
Biden is a murderer without a soul.
But a good Irish Catholic.
Surely this is sufficient grounds for Francis to deny him the sacrament.
We have so many paid puppets all over the world, some of them leaders, and some of them financed by us with an eye on rule, like Juan Guaido and Navalny in Russia.
Instead of pretending to be holier then thou and preaching human rights to everybody else, the US should release Venezuelan funds held up in US banks to the Government of Venezuela so that the people can get their vaccines. If inhumanity is one of the values that Pompeo was proud of it should be discarded poste haste.
And that applies to so many other places as well. Plus end the blockade of Yemen.
Glorification of the military is one of the strategies to fill the billets of the all volunteer force.
Biden demonstrates why peace advocates and supporters of Bolivarianism withheld their votes for this liberal war pig. Maduro should engage with Guaido, however, by arresting and trying him for treason.
Biden keeps on with “policies” that kill the weak, the elderly, the children but that seems to be ok with his oligarchs, wall street backers.
Biden continues the Trump policies which followed the Obama, WBush and Clinton cruelty because Venezuela dares to be independent and help the mass of its population-how unAmerican.
Washington’s extraterritorial sanctions on food and medicine are crimes against humanity and need to be referred to the ICC for accountability.
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