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Geopolitical map and legislative commission in Venezuelan week

Caracas, Jun 24 (Prensa Latina) The presentation of the Geopolitical Map of Sanctions and the creation of a special commission to identify the scope of the confessions of former US President Donald Trump against Venezuela, stood out in the week that ends here today.

The Map was elaborated by the Venezuelan Anti-Blockade Observatory, it gathers the unilateral coercive measures applied to 30 countries in the world and constitutes a global information tool of free access.

It records data on the imposition of unilateral coercive measures in countries such as Russia, Iran, Syria, Cuba, Venezuela, Palestine and Lebanon, among others.

Executive Vice President, Delcy Rodríguez, explained that the Map arose as part of the need to address with a scientific lens the unilateral coercive measures, which in number of 930 were imposed on Venezuela since 2015.

Rodriguez stated that, in the Venezuelan case, the sanctions come from the time of former U.S. President George W. Bush (2001-2009) and evolved with Barack Obama (2009-2017) and Donald Trump (2017-2021).

The Minister for Foreign Affairs Yván Gil pointed out that the Bolivarian Republic was subjected to financial sanctions in all sectors since 2017, but from the very moment Commander Hugo Chávez (1954-2013) assumed power in 1999, the siege began.

For his part, the Deputy Minister of Anti-Blockade Policies of the Ministry for Economy, Finance and Trade, William Castillo, defended the need for the Geopolitical Map of Sanctions and remarked that this is a global problem that affects 30 of the more than 190 member states of the United Nations.

He stressed that unilateral coercive measures affect millions of people, economic and commercial transactions and generate great harm to the people.

Those who access the site will be able to see the most sanctioned countries in terms of people, aircraft, companies, entities and ships, in addition to finding a database with information supported by international organizations such as the UN.

In its ordinary session on Tuesday, the National Assembly (parliament) revealed the names of the deputies that will integrate the special commission that will identify the scope and responsibilities of the confessions of former U.S. President Donald Trump against Venezuela.

The working group will be presided by the first vice-president of the legislative body Pedro Infante and will be made up by deputies of the ruling Bloque de la Patria and of the opposition.

The special commission must submit the corresponding report to the plenary within 30 days, according to the parliament.

The president of that body, Jorge Rodríguez, announced that the Legislative Branch would create this commission to “deeply investigate” the Venezuelan actors who received Trump’s orders and executed actions to carry out crimes against humanity against the Bolivarian Republic.

At an event in North Carolina, the former US president declared on June 11 that when he concluded his term in office, the Bolivarian Republic “was on the verge of collapse”.

“We would have taken it over, and we would have gotten all that oil. But now we’re buying it from Venezuela, making a dictator rich,” he noted.