Top Venezuelan economist Francisco Rodríguez says the Trump administration’s sanctions have cost Venezuela $16.9 billion per year – and caused food shortages that threaten hundreds of thousands of deaths.
Guest: Francisco Rodríguez, Chief Economist at Torino Economics in New York, former head of the Venezuelan National Assembly’s Economic and Financial Advisory Office, and former adviser to opposition Venezuelan presidential candidate Henri Falcon.
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