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ONU acknowledges damages to oil sector by sanctions imposed to Venezuela
Sunday, 14 February 2021
Caracas.- Venezuela’s voice is heard by international entities. This time Alena Douhan, special rapporteur from the United Nations Organization (UNO) visited our country to make an evaluation about the impact of coercive measures against Venezuela from the United States.
During a press conference, the representative from the United Nations pointed out that oil has been one of the most affected sectors, given that “the coercive measures have restricted development in the country as they have affected its economy”. “It is reported that government income has decreased in approximately 99%; currently, the country live with 1% of incomes, which is affecting social investments”, said Douhan.
Douhan stressed that multi-lateral sanctions of economic sectors such as oil, gold, mining, state airline and television infringe international laws. “I point out the inadmissibility to apply extra-territorial sanctions; I urge the government of the United States to reconsider and lift the imposed sanctions that are affecting the Venezuelan people. They must refrain from imposing sanctions”, that what Mrs. Douhan said.
Regarding Citgo, the rapporteur from the United Nations assured that its sale “has prevented liver and bone marrow transplants to 53 Venezuelan children, which were surgeries performed in Italy and Argentina. Those transplants were paid by the Venezuelan state in year 2016”.
Moreover, Mrs. Alena Douhan was worried about the unilateral measures which have refrained income generation and the use of resources to develop and maintain infrastructure and social programs, which has had a devastating impact on the Venezuelan population.
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