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US Sanctions Cost Venezuela $6B Since August 2017, Sparking Humanitarian Catastrophe

    US Sanctions Cost Venezuela $6B Since August 2017, Sparking Humanitarian Catastrophe

CARACAS, VENEZUELA — United States sanctions against the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela have cost the Latin American nation $6 billion since August of 2017, leaving the fate of healthcare and access to basic goods in jeopardy for millions of already struggling Venezuelans. As recently as early October, an anonymous source from the Trump administration told…

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Wall Street Admits Curing Diseases is Bad for Business

    Wall Street Admits Curing Diseases is Bad for Business

Goldman Sachs has outdone itself this time. That’s saying a lot for an investment firm that both helped cause and then exploited a global economic meltdown, increasing its own wealth and power while helping to boot millions of Americans out of their homes. But now Goldman Sachs is openly saying in financial reports that curing people…

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Poverty: American Style

    Poverty: American Style

In December last year, United Nations Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights, Professor Philip Alston, issued a statement on his 15-day fact-finding mission of some of the U.S.’s poorest neighborhoods.   Alston, the author of the quoted phrase in the excerpt, is an Australian who is a professor of law at New York University.  During his…

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