Sanctions can take various forms as embargoes, travel bans, asset takeovers and freezes, capital restraints and trade restrictions. The United States government has been using them against countries and governments that do not comply with their interests.
In an interview aired Tuesday from the Federal Prison in Curitiba, Brazil, former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva commented on the behaviour of right-wing governments and recommended to the United States President Donald Trump that he takes care of his own country and leave Venezuela in peace.
Last week, the U.S. used the threat of its veto power and generalized clout to weaken a United Nations Security Council resolution against rape in war zones. The watered-down version, which passed on April 23, excludes all references to sexual and reproductive health.
On April 5, the United States revoked the visa of the International Criminal Court’s (ICC) chief prosecutor, Fatou Bensouda, for her attempts to open an investigation into alleged war crimes committed by the U.S. in Afghanistan. A week later, judges at the ICC rejected Bensouda’s request to open a probe into U.S. involvement in Afghanistan.
The release on April 18 of a redacted version of the Mueller report came after two years of allegations, speculation and insinuation – but not a lot of official information about what really happened between the Trump campaign and Russia.
WASHINGTON DC, April 17, 2019 - The Trump administration today marked the US defeat at The Bay of Pigs, by imposing fresh sanctions against Cuba with the re-imposition of limits on the amount of money Cuban Americans can send to relatives on the island and ordering new restrictions on U.S. citizen, non-family travel to Cuba.
United States Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will travel to Chile, Paraguay, Peru and Colombia, from April 11 to 15, to promote President Donald Trump's interventionist agenda against Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro, the U.S. State Department announced Tuesday.