Human Rights Organizations Denounce Impact of Sanctions on Venezuela

Caracas, May 25 (Prensa Latina) The blockade imposed against Venezuela has caused great damage to the health, food and daily lives of its citizens, denounced Lucrecia Hernandez, representative of the non-governmental organization Sures.

At least 34 measures have been imposed on the nation since 2014 as part of the aggressions agenda led by Washington against the legitimate government of Caracas, the activist added during the forum Unilateral Coercive Measures and their Impact on Human Rights.

‘So far, the U.S. has imposed 29 measures on Venezuela, four by the European Union and one by the Lima Group’, she said at the meeting, hosted by the Ombudsman’s Office on Thursday.

These ongoing actions have further aggravated the current economic situation and the quality of life of Venezuelans, he warned, which constitutes a violation of human rights.

For his part, the Ombudsman, Alfredo Ruiz, stressed that the institution he presides over supports complaints in this regard, particularly of people in need of medicines or treatments affected by the blockade.

The limitations in the financial issue are reflected, notoriously, not only in the food item, but also in health and medicines, as well as spare parts for many machinery and medical equipment’, he stressed.


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