Iran has been ravaged by the COVID-19 pandemic, and new US sanctions are making it worse. Alfred de Zayas, a former UN Special Rapporteur, says that intensified US sanctions against Iran and Venezuela during the crisis are “insane”, and possibly genocidal.
Italy requested doctors from China, Cuba, and Venezuela to contain the coronavirus, while Cuba rescued a ship of British citizens. Meanwhile, US sanctions worsen the toll of the Covid-19 crisis in Iran and Venezuela.
Chavez is not merely history. His political power was derived from the social movements in Venezuela which supported his socialist reforms, Ramona Wadi writes.
Americans expect to get a receipt every time they buy a Big Mac yet receive zero ‘proof of purchase’ that they cast a vote in their elections.