PressTV-Why US punishing Latin American countries

The United States is punishing Latin American countries because they are moving towards China, Russia and other independent nations, an American political analyst says.

Keith Preston, chief editor of, made the remarks in an interview with Press TV while commenting on a report which says the Donald Trump administration is considering a full-scale oil embargo against Venezuela.

The Trump administration is reviewing a plan to sanction a Venezuelan military-run oil services company and restricting insurance coverage for Venezuelan oil shipments, a US official said on Wednesday.

The possible new sanctions would target Venezuela’s vital oil sector beyond what has been done before, including an eventual full-scale ban on Venezuelan oil shipments to the United States, the US official told Reuters.

Preston said, “The United States seems to be initiating an oil embargo or at least escalating these sanctions that have been…

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