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Understanding U.S. Intervention in Venezuela, Colombia, and Central America with Dan Kovalik

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Daniel Kovalik currently teaches International Human Rights at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. He also served for over 25 years as Associate General Counsel of the United Steelworkers, AFL-CIO (USW).

On April 29th, Kovalik gave a talk on U.S. foreign policy at an event co-sponsored by Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Columbia, Friends of Latin America and other local organizations in Columbia, Maryland. Kovalik argued that sanctions on Venezuela disproportionately affect the nation’s poorest people, that U.S. media coverage of Latin America has overlooked U.S. complicity in regional crimes and violence, and that U.S. policy towards the region has not significantly deviated between Democratic and Republican administrations. Kovalik also discussed the U.S’s recent history in the Middle East and North Africa. Links to the talk and subsequent Q&A session are below.