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Venezuelan Embassy holds solidarity football match to stop U.S economic blockade

The Embassy of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela in Nigeria on Saturday held a solidarity football match to continue its global protest against the economic…

The Embassy of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela in Nigeria on Saturday held a solidarity football match to continue its global protest against the economic blockade of the U.S on Venezuela by President Donald Trump.

The friendly football match was held with support from the Hugo Chavez Football Club of Nigeria and the Nigeria Friendship and Solidarity movement with Venezuela.

Venezuela’s Ambassador to Nigeria, David Caraballo said that the #NoMoreTrump friendly football match aims at drawing more global attention, especially the United Nations to end the total U.S blockade of Venezuela since August 6.

Caraballo said that the football match which was one of the activities of the global protest seeks to protect the rights of the Venezuelan people, Venezuela’s democracy, international law and Multilateralism.

“Today we are here, with the Hugo Chavez football club to support the international campaign #NomoreTrump.

“To collect the signings for the support of the letter to the UN General Assembly for the next meeting and express our gratitude to the Nigerian people for the support of all these activities of the Venezuelan people.

“Every day, in all the countries around the world, we have different activities in solidarity with the Venezuelan people and signatures in support of Nicolas Maduro’s letter to the UN General Assembly,” Caraballo said.

On August 6th the US President had issued an executive order banning Americans from doing business with President Nicolas Maduro’s government.

With the U.S economic blockade of Venezuela, all entities within the United States, whether individual or government are prohibited from engaging in any economic, commercial or financial transaction with Venezuela.

Following the blockade the Embassy had earlier on held a rally criticising the sanctions while asking Trump Administration to “Hands off” so as to avert humanitarian crisis.

 

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