Rania Khalek Dispatches from the Underclass

Day / October 25, 2021

Venezuela’s special diplomatic envoy, Alex Saab, was extradited to the U.S. on Oct. 16 after 491 days of detention and imprisonment in Cape Verde. His alleged crime? Helping the Venezuelan government evade crippling US sanctions to procure fuel, medicine and food. His detention sets a dangerous precedent in violation of all diplomatic protocol and kicks […]

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Eritrea is the most demonized and sanctioned African country. Why? It’s not human rights abuses because there are far worse governments the U.S. supports. Eritrea also has better social indicators of health care and education than its pro-U.S. counterparts. Washington’s real problem with Eritrea is that it’s an independent country that refuses to be a […]

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