World Youth Organization Condemns US Sanctions against Venezuela

Caracas, May 26 (Prensa Latina) The World South-South Youth Organization will stage anti-imperialist mobilizations in over 30 countries to reject US sanctions against state-run Petroleos de Venezuela (Pdvsa), Acting Secretary Carlos Sierra has announced.

We originally planned marches and gatherings to condemn US/NATO aggression against Libya, but recent events prompted us to set up a new battle front, Sierra told Prensa Latina.

According to Sierra, who is also a deputy for the United Socialist Party of Venezuela, protests started on Wednesday in front of the embassies of the US and other western powers, as agreed by youngsters of 22 nations from Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean.

Groups from another 10 countries will join the mobilizations in the next few hours because the World South-South Youth Organizationm is aware of what Venezuela represents in the struggle for peoplesâ�Ö sovereignty and social justice, he said.

The secretary of the bloc, currently led by Venezuela, said that world marches include a call to US President Barack Obama to respect the independence of the nations of the South. “We are no longer Yankee colonies, and the peoples must be on alert because anyone can be the next target of the Empire,” he said during one of the gatherings in rejection of Washington sanctions against Caracas, taken by the US in reprisal for its relations with Iran.

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