Venezuelans under siege

August 10, 2019 - U.S. sanctions have blocked the Venezuelan people from obtaining food and medicine. They have resulted in at least 40,000 deaths between mid-2017 and the end of 2018, according to a study by the Center for Economic and Policy Research – and that was prior to the more severe sanctions, announced in January, and the total embargo announced in August. VENEZUELANS UNDER SIEGE documents the impacts of the sanctions, plus the ways that ordinary Venezuelans are organizing to survive the crisis and to build new institutions of participatory socialism. Special thanks: Center for Economic and Policy Research
Cooperativa Unidos San Agustín Convive
Comuna Socialista Altos de Lídice
Escuela Bolivariana del Poder Popular
Fundación Simón Rodríguez
The Real News Network
Red Nacional de Comuner@s
University of Massachusetts Amherst Special thanks to The Real News Network for permission to reproduce clips from the following reports: Michael Fox, “U.S. Prepares Sanctions to Block Food Program for Millions of Venezuelans,” The Real News Network, 4 June 2019 ( Michael Fox, “U.S. Sanctions Block Medicine from Venezuela, Killing Thousands,” The Real News, 1 July 2019 (