Saturday, May 18, 2019

Vijay Prashad — The Plot to Kill Venezuela

The curse of oil and Dutch disease used to force compliance.
[Mark] Weisbrot and [Jeffrey]Sachs say that these sanctions “would fit the definition of collective punishment,” as laid out in the Hague Convention (1899) and in the Fourth Geneva Convention (1949). The United States is a signatory of both of these frameworks. “Collective penalties,” says the Fourth Geneva Convention, “are prohibited.” Tens of thousands of Venezuelans are dead. Tens of thousands more are under threat of death. Yet, no one has stood up against the grave breach of the convention in terms of collective punishment. There is not a whiff of interest in the UN Secretary General’s office to open a tribunal on the accusations of collective punishment against Venezuela. Allegations of this seriousness are brushed under the rug.
The Plot to Kill Venezuela
Vijay Prashad | Executive Director of Tricontinental: Institute for Social Research and the Chief Editor of LeftWord Books

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