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Embarrassing Defeat for the US in Its Efforts to Expel Venezuela from the OAS

June 10, 2018

At the OAS, 19 member states voted in favor, 4 against, and 11 abstained when the U.S. tried to have Venezuela sanctioned. The U.S. will not hesitate to bear tremendous pressure on member countries to get its way in Latin America. We speak to CEPR’s Mark Weisbrot about the vote and how it came about

Exposing the OAS' Anti-Venezuela, Pro-US Bias and Right-Wing Hypocrisy

Exposing the OAS’ Anti-Venezuela, Pro-US Bias and Right-Wing Hypocrisy

May 31, 2018

The Organization of American States (OAS) is a Cold War-era group that acts as a vehicle for US influence, opposing leftist governments in Latin America. Journalist Max Blumenthal challenged the OAS on its extreme anti-Venezuela bias and enlisting of right-wing pro-Israel lobbyists to demonize Nicolas Maduro

Trump Renews Venezuela Sanctions, Violating International Law,

March 6, 2018

Declaring Venezuela an “unusual and extraordinary threat” to the U.S., President Trump renewed Obama’s sanctions against Venzuela–violating international law in the process, says CEPR co-director Mark Weisbrot

‘Zero Legitimacy’ for New Government in Honduras

January 18, 2018

Independent Filmmaker Jesse Freeston reports from Honduras on how the newly inaugurated President Hernandez lacks all legitimacy in the general population, not only because of the fraud allegations, but also because of the massive corruption scandals his government is covering up

Repression Against Honduran Opposition Intensifies

January 18, 2018

Over 200 demonstrators were injured in last week’s demonstrations against the incumbent president, whose reelection lacks legitimacy according to the opposition and international observers. The opposition is now gearing up for a national strike in the lead-up to the inauguration, explains Heather Gies, reporting from Honduras

Venezuela

May 8, 2017
Mark Weisbrot, of CEPR, argues that the Organization of American States is not a true multilateral body because the US largely controls it, often against the interests of individual member states

Venezuelans Hold Demonstrations For and Against OAS Effort to Isolate Venezuela

April 7, 2017

Efforts to invoke the OAS Democratic Charter against Venezuela would only lead to more confrontation in Venezuela says Steve Ellner