Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said that several ships with gasoline and food heading to the country were sabotaged as part of the persecution caused by the sanctions imposed by the USA, during a meeting of the Unified Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV) held in Caracas on Monday.
“The ship that brought gasoline last week, well, ten ships, ten ships they sabotaged, so that they did not reach the Venezuelan coasts,” said Maduro, adding that some vessels that brought food under the programme of products with subsidised prices, known as CLAP (Local Committees of Supply and Production), were also “sabotaged and did not leave the ports from where they were going to leave.”
Despite the incident, the Venezuelan leader said that the problem with the ships “is already in the process of being solved.”
Maduro said that these type of actions against Venezuela are part of an aggression promoted by Washington, which includes the blockade of financial resources in various international banks to make it impossible to purchase medicines, supplies and food for the population.
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My First Life
By Hugo Chavez
One of the most important Latin American leaders of the twenty-first century, Hugo Chávez was a military officer who became a left-wing revolutionary. This book tells the story of his life until the moment he was elected President in 1998. His energy and charisma shine throughout the riveting and historically important story of his early years, describing how he slowly uncovered the reality of his country – hugely unequal, with the majority of its citizens living in indescribably impoverished conditions – and decided that he had to do something about it. Among other things, it is a fascinating account of his long-planned military conspiracy – the most significant in the history of Venezuela and perhaps of Latin America – that led up to his unsuccessful coup of 1992, and eventually to his popular electoral victory in 1998. His collaborator on this book is Ignacio Ramonet, the famous left-wing French journalist (and Editor for many years of Le Monde Diplomatique), who undertook a similar task with Fidel Castro, My Life.
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