Time to end US sanctions on Cuba, Nicaragua and Venezuela - Webinar Recording now available

NSCAG News | on: Tuesday, 16 February 2021

On 13th February, NSCAG co-hosted a webinar with the Cuba and Venezuela Solidarity Campaigns.

A recording of the webinar can be found here

The event was chaired by Christine Blower, Labour member of the House of Lords and former General Secretary of the National Union of Teachers, and featured H.E. Bárbara Elena Montalvo Álvarez, Cuban Ambassador, Carlos Ron, President of the Simon Bolivar Institute of Venezuela, Maite Mola, Vice President, Party of the European Left, Manu Pineda, Spanish United Left MEP and Coleen Littlejohn, international development worker, based in Nicaragua for 41 years.

All the speakers addressed the political context of the last four years – the Trump administration’s intensification of illegal U.S sanctions against Cuba, Venezuela and Nicaragua with the aim of forcing ‘regime change’. Aided and abetted by the EU and UK, this aggressive action has been deeply damaging to the Latin American countries’ respective economies and societies, including their efforts to deal with the coronavirus pandemic. But with Joe Biden now in the White House, what are the prospects for the future?

A summary of the key points made by the speakers can be found here

The text of Coleen Littlejohn's presentation on Nicaragua can be found here

A link to the excellent analysis by Euro MP Manu Pineda on the EU sanctions regime can be found here

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