The Hardships Imposed on Venezuela by US-Canadian Sanctions
Steve Ellner, Ph.D.

 

The Venezuelan economy is being crippled by the sanctions the Western powers (US, Canada, European Union) have imposed on it. Sanctions impose heavy burdens on ordinary Venezuelans who are just trying to live their lives. Unilateral sanctions are illegal under international law.

Steve Ellner will discuss the impact of these sanctions and the impact of other factors (such as the drop in the price of oil, the reliance on oil exports, economic sabotage by the right-wing, mismanagement) on the Venezuelan people's lives. Since 1977 Steve Ellner has taught economic history and political science at the Universidad de Oriente in Puerto La Cruz, Venezuela and for a ten year period taught in the graduate school of law and political science of the Universidad Central de Venezuela.

Wednesday, November 7 at 6:00 pm

Location: 321 16th Avenue South (Washington State Labor Council) Seattle, WA

Cosponsored by US Women and Cuba Collaboration, Seattle Cuba Friendship Committee and LELO

 

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