Tuesday, 25 May 2021
quote [ Saab’s “crime” — according to the U.S. government, which ordered the imprisonment — was money laundering. That is, Saab conducted perfectly legal international trade. Still, his circumventing of the U.S. sanctions – which are designed to prevent relief to the Venezuelans – is considered by Washington to be money laundering.
After a two-year investigation into Saab’s transactions with Swiss banks, the Swiss government concluded on March 25 that there was no money laundering. Saab is being prosecuted because he is serving his country’s interest rather than that of the U.S. Saab was born in Colombia but now holds Venezuelan citizenship. ]
US aid to Venezuela driven by more than just need: report - A new report finds that the US deployment of aid was aimed in part to unseat Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro.
lol, you don't say. I find it morbidly hilarious that while the US was pushing the narrative that Maduro was a monstrous dictator, their replacement of Juan Guaido (who has since been accused of laundering aid funds.) was heavily supported by Colombia which is now only finally getting press for protest movements that have been going on and off for years.