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Food Shipment Destined for Venezuela Seized Due to US Blockade
Written by <a href="index.php?option=com_comprofiler&task=userProfile&user=33791"><span class="small">teleSUR</span></a>   
Friday, 09 August 2019 08:33

Excerpt: "The shipment seizure comes just days after Trump signed an executive order Monday that imposes a near-total blockade on government assets in that country, which includes an embargo against food suppliers, among other basic inputs."

Venezuelans collect essentials. (photo: Fernando Llano/AP)
Venezuelans collect essentials. (photo: Fernando Llano/AP)


Food Shipment Destined for Venezuela Seized Due to US Blockade

By teleSUR

09 August 19


The ship was seized in the Panama canal according to the Venezuela government.

enezuela’s Vicepresident Delcy Rodriguez denounced Wednesday that a ship containing 25 thousand tons of soy-made products has been seized in the Panama Canal due to the U.S. blockade while calling on the United Nations to take action against the "serious aggression" that impede Venezuela "right to food".

"Venezuela denounces before the world that a boat that holds 25 thousand tons of tons of soy, for food production in our country, has been seized in the Panama Canal, due to the criminal blockade imposed by Donald Trump," the vice president said in a tweet. 

"Venezuela calls on the UN to stop this serious aggression by DonaldTrump's govt against our country, which constitutes a massive violation of the human rights of the entire Venezuelan people, by attempting to impede their right to food."

In a subsequent tweet, the Venezuelan senior official explained that the owner of the vessel carrying the merchandise of food was informed by the insurance company that it was prevented from moving that cargo to Venezuela.

The shipment seizure comes just days after Trump signed an executive order Monday that imposes a near-total blockade on government assets in that country, which includes an embargo against food suppliers, among other basic inputs. This is the first time in 30 years that Washington has taken such an action against a sovereign country.

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+3 # Robbee 2019-08-09 10:22
Food Shipment Destined for Venezuela Seized Due to US Blockade
By teleSUR
09 August 19

- food is a weapon of mass survival!

if there ever was one? this is an "act of war!"

the u n general assembly must swiftly condemn dickhead's criminal act against humanity!

among other articles of impeachment, the u s house should include "CRIMES AGAINST HUMANITY!"
 
 
+3 # Robbee 2019-08-09 10:33
ps - i think it's time that more prez candidates than tulsi! speak out!, if for nothing else? for food security! among human populations!

pps - dickhead is a food terrorist! - or do we sit quiet? and hold our tongues?
 
 
0 # Kootenay Coyote 2019-08-09 20:44
Besieging a place is an Act of War; embargoing food for hungry people is a Crime Against Humanity. This is intolerable.