Francisco Rodríguez, a leading Venezuelan economist, warns that U.S. sanctions on Venezuela could cause “hundreds of thousands” of deaths. A former advisor to opposition presidential candidate Henri Falcon, Rodríguez also lays out his criticisms of the Maduro government as well as what he calls “completely wrongheaded” U.S. meddling.
Guest: Francisco Rodríguez, Chief Economist at Torino Economics in New York, former head of the National Assembly’s Economic and Financial Advisory Office, and former economic adviser to opposition Venezuelan presidential candidate Henri Falcon.
Aaron Maté is a journalist and producer. He hosts Pushback with Aaron Maté on The Grayzone. He is also is contributor to The Nation magazine and former host/producer for The Real News and Democracy Now!. Aaron has also presented and produced for Vice, AJ+, and Al Jazeera.