Ocasio Cortez Continues Supporting Maduro, Blames Humanitarian Crisis on U.S. Sanctions

Ocasio Cortez Continues Supporting Maduro, Blames Humanitarian Crisis on U.S. Sanctions

There doesn't appear to be an end in site

Jim McCool
Jim McCool
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June 25, 2021

While it seems that everyone is against Maduro’s strong-arm tactics of governing Venezuela,  individuals like Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), who The Floridian recently spoke to about the humanitarian crisis in Venezuela, believes that the existing and effective sanctions put in place by the Trump administration and kept in place by the current Biden administration, add to “deepening and exacerbating hunger and poverty” and believes those sanction Biden has kept in place are simply just “indiscriminate sanctions that target people that have nothing to do with any sort of political situation or discord.”

While Venezuelan Dictator Maduro has credited his country's humanitarian crisis and diesel shortage on US imports, lawmakers like Sens. Marco Rubio and Rick Scott have pointed to Maduro and his cronies´ massive corruption,  deterioration of productivity, and private sector expropriations, as well as his selling out his country to the Russians and Chinese, as the reasons why Venezuela is in such a dire economic and humanitarian state.

Sen. Scott continued to show his frustration over what he believes is a lack of action coming out of Washington in regards to helping Venezuela, saying that Washington has done “nothing to help the people of Venezuela."

Florida Rep.Byron Donalds (R) thinks the U.S. must be vigilant. “We have a vested interest not just in Venezuela, but in the Hemisphere. The Chinese are active all over the globe, if we turn a complete blind eye, all we are doing is giving room for the Chinese influence in Venezuela. It’s not in our interest, it’s not in the interest of the Venezuelan people.”

The Chinese and Russian presence in Latin America is unmistakable, particularly in Venezuela, where Strongman Nicolas Maduro has continued to strengthen the military, economic, and intelligence ties with anti-democratic Chinese and Russians
The threat that China poses to the region and to the U.S. is not only shared within the Biden Administration but also in U.S. Congress.
The Floridian has yet to hear comments from the White House on the ongoing Humanitarian Crisis, but rhetoric in the states shouldn't stop anytime soon.
Jim McCool

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