US Sanctions Against Venezuela Could Backfire: Cuban Observer

Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro gestures as he arrives for an event with supporters in Caracas, Venezuela, on July 20, 2017. | Photo: Reuters

On Monday, Trump threatened to take “strong and swift economic actions” against Venezuela if it moves forward with its National Constituent Assembly.

The United States’ threat of imposing sanctions against Venezuela could backfire by reviving its image as an arrogant imperialist power in the region, a Cuban political observer said.

“The United States does not gain very much by imposing sanctions against Venezuela and the socialist government of President Nicolas Maduro,” Manuel Yepe, a former diplomat and ex-director of Cuba’s Prensa Latina news agency, told Xinhua on Friday.

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.