An article published Wednesday on the website of this think tank, titled New Exceptions to the Venezuela Blockade: Reducing Appearances or Concern? It provides a detailed analysis of the political background of the 30A Public License announced by Washington.
The Treasury has ruled that operations where the use of Venezuelan ports and airports is necessary is permitted, however, this specific measure does not allow transactions with persons or institutions subject to sanctions other than the National Institute of Water Areas (INEA).
According to expert analysis, this privacy in fact disrupts any dealings by any public or private entity with other institutions of the Venezuelan state.
The truth, the limits of the article, is that the Venezuelan state uninterruptedly uses these infrastructures, coincidentally sabotaging the siege and evading it, in alliance with some companies and some countries that cooperated with the nation in a framework of distinguished and exceptional relations.
For researchers, this actually means that the conditions do not differ significantly, because the US blockade remains the same, as permits are not issued favorable to deals with the Venezuelan state in vital areas such as energy, mining, finance, food, health, technology and trade. Likewise, it asserts that it is an unclear strategy, as these declarations can be confused with the apparent intention of President Joe Biden’s administration to distance itself in its tactics from the government of its predecessor, when in reality they are interconnected mechanisms creating false outcomes.
If the change of leadership in the United States and its foreign relations are understood in the logic of “ good cop and bad cop, ” then that will be the role of Democrats, the usual “ good ” policemen, but they can continue. Choke chart for Venezuela, he indicates.
The Venezuelan researchers also emphasize that the possibility of a twisted strategy on the part of the new US government should not be ruled out, unless clear signs of easing pressure on Venezuela in the future are reinforced.
The article published by the Samuel Robinson Institute predicts that “this credible détente will pass through the just recognition of the Venezuelan state and its legitimate institutions through a meager political agreement, and it seems that that moment is still far-fetched.”
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