[News] Venezuelan VP Rejects US Blockade

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  Venezuelan VP Rejects US Blockade, Calls for Unity

August 6, 2019

The Venezuelan government has rejected the blockade ordered by U.S. 
President Donald Trump, Venezuelan Vice President Delcy Rodríguez 
said Tuesday and defined the blockade as an attack against the entire 

    Venezuela Denounces the 'Imperialist' Total Blockade by US

"He has taken the most dangerous steps against our country to lay the 
foundations for absolute suffocation against Venezuela," Vice President 
Rodríguez warned.

She went on to say that although the opposition says the measures are 
against President Nicolas Maduro, the U.S. blockade affects all Venezuelans.

"Is it really [about] Maduro? Or is it a total financial blockade 
against Venezuela? If you financially close Venezuela, how will the 
country buy its food and medicines?" she asked.

On the Oslo-Barbados talks, the vice president declared that the 
opposition "has kicked the dialogue table," while she urged national 
unity. "They have to stop the understanding that they govern the world," 
she said in reference to the United States.

U.S. President Donald 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 takes such an 
action against a sovereign country.

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