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Venezuelan People Under Siege by US Sanctions – Steve Ellner
November 12 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
The Venezuelan economy is being crippled by the sanctions the Western powers (US, Canada, European Union) have imposed on it. Sanctions impose heavy burdens on ordinary Venezuelans who are just trying to live their lives. Unilateral sanctions are illegal under international law.
Steve Ellner will discuss the impact of these sanctions and the impact of other factors – the drop in the price of oil, the reliance on oil exports, economic sabotage by the right-wing, mismanagement) on the Venezuelan people’s lives
Steve Ellner earned his Ph.D. in Latin American history at the University of New Mexico in 1980. Since 1977 he has taught economic history and political science at the Universidad de Oriente in Puerto La Cruz, Venezuela and has lectured at Georgetown, Duke, and Tulane Universities. The Midwest portion of Mejia’s speaking tour will include Purdue University and the University of Chicago.