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Peruvian Foreign Minister Nestor Popolizio speaks at a meeting held by the Lima Group. Peruvian Foreign Minister Nestor Popolizio, center, speaks at a conference of more than 50 nations that largely support Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido, in Lima, Peru, Aug. 6, 2019 (AP photo by Martin Mejia).

U.S. Sanctions, and an Embargo, Will Only Worsen Venezuela’s Humanitarian Crisis

Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2019

In a significant escalation, President Donald Trump announced a total economic embargo on Venezuela yesterday, issuing an executive order that would block all transactions with the government and its officials and freeze their property and assets in the United States.

The move came on the eve of a meeting in Peru held by the Lima Group, a multilateral body of Latin American countries that supports opposition leader Juan Guaido as the legitimate president of Venezuela, rather than Nicolas Maduro. Fifty-nine countries, including the United States, are attending. The Venezuelan government and its few remaining partners, such as Russia, are not. ...

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