Re: [Venezuela] smells like stalemate/stagnationFrom: firstname.lastname@example.org
Feb 17 2019 22:57:56
On Sat, 16 Feb 2019 14:26:52 -0500, NewsBeanie
Beware Americans bearing gifts
US humanitarian aid ups the risk of violent conflict in Venezuela,
writes Vanessa Baird.
Food has long been used as a weapon of war. And the $20 million worth
of US food and medicine at the border of Venezuela is a veritable
Its purpose is cynical and hostile: to topple the government of
President Nicolás Maduro. It comes atop the most punishing US economic
sanctions which President Trump has just scaled up to include oil
There is no doubt that the beleaguered Venezuelan people could do with
supplies of food and medicine, but this is an abuse of
humanitarianism. The Red Cross and the charity Caritas, operating in
Venezuela, have indicated that they cannot co-operate in the
distribution of aid given in such circumstances.