In our first on location episode, the LMC goes to the Mount Pleasant library in Washington DC to highlight a conference of grassroots Venezuelan activists on the consequences of US sanctions on Venezuela. This episode also includes special assistance from Leonardo Flores, a Latin American policy expert and campaigner for CodePink.
As Russia’s war in Ukraine continues, the LMC speaks with Leonardo Flores from CodePink on the Biden administration’s talks with Venezuela to renormalize relations as a means to ease the current oil crisis as well as the history of US hegemony over Venezuela’s oil industry.
Who is Alex Saab and what does his imprisonment by the US government represent in continued US hostilities towards Venezuela? The LMC looks for answers by speaking with Leonardo Flores about the curious case and Alex Saab and how it ties to illegal sanctions against Venezuela. Leonardo Flores is a Latin American policy expert and campaigner for CodePink.