Venezuela denounces to UNESCO sociocultural impact of US blockade

FotosPL: Ileana Piñeiro.

Paris, Nov 18 (Prensa Latina) Venezuela denounced on Monday at the UNESCO General Conference the impact of the US-imposed financial blockade on the country’s socio-cultural life and its relations with the UN specialized organization.

Addressing the general debate of the forum that entered its second week, Minister for Indigenous Peoples Aloha Nuñez said that Washington’s unilateral sanctions prevent in many cases the importation of food and medical supplies essential for the population.

A living example of the aggressiveness with which imperialism intends to end the Bolivarian Revolution is this financial strangulation, which includes the blockade of more than US$5.5 billion in international banks, she warned.

According to the official, the hostile actions against Venezuela directly impact its ties with the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).

For the first time, Venezuela, a founding member of UNESCO, is not capable of paying its fees and contributions to continue financing the entity’s major projects, she lamented.

According to the minister, despite the impact of the US blockade, Venezuela continues progressing in the social sphere, in the areas under UNESCO competence.

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