The Minister of People’s Power for Foreign Affairs, Yván Gil, asserted this Thursday that the damage caused by coercive measures to the nations that suffer them is in many cases irreparable, which is why he urged them to raise their voices again to stop them.
He made the statements within the framework of the United Nations (UN) General Assembly 2023, in a meeting on the Geopolitical Map of Sanctions:
“The damage caused by coercive measures in many cases is irreparable and we cannot repair the state prior to their application,” said Gil.
In this sense, he referred to the case of Venezuela, to which more than 900 sanctions have been applied in recent years, which has strongly affected the country’s productive apparatus:
“Venezuela has been a victim of more than 930 sanctions, but beyond the impact that these sanctions may cause, we must mean that unilateral coercive measures are causing enormous damage to the economy,” he stressed.
He pointed out that different organizations have shown that in recent decades, GDP growth in Latin America has not reached 2%, largely due to the measures against Venezuela, Cuba and Nicaragua.