Alba members condemn the renewal of U.S. sanctions against Venezuela

Alba members condemn the renewal of U.S. sanctions against Venezuela

Source:  Granma
May 6 2016
by: TELESUR | internet@granma.cu

In a statement released this Thursday, members of the bloc rejected the renewal of the Venezuela Defense of Human Rights and Civil Society Act of 2014

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The countries of the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America – Peoples’ Trade Treaty (Alba-TCP) released a statement this Thursday, May 5, in rejection of the renewal of the 2014 Venezuela Defense of Human Rights and Civil Society Act, adopted by the United States to impose sanctions against the Bolivarian nation until 2019.

Below the full statement:

The countries of the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America – Peoples’ Trade Treaty (Alba-TCP) reject the renewal of the “Venezuela Defense of Human Rights and Civil Society Act” of 2014, adopted by the United States Senate, which extends until 2019, and the unilateral and extraterritorial sanctions imposed by the United States of America against the Bolivarian people and government of Venezuela.

This Act is the legal framework that aims to sustain the illegal Executive Order of President Barack Obama Hussein, which considers Venezuela an unusual and extraordinary threat to U.S. security and foreign policy.

The countries of the Alba-TCP condemn these measures which violate public international law, go against the principles of non-interference in internal affairs and the sovereign equality of states and their self-determination, and aim to defeat the historic course of freedom and independence of our nations.

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