With Migration Surging, U.S. Considers Easing Sanctions on Venezuela

Posted on AllSides October 12th, 2022
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Federico Rios for The New York Times

There is a growing push within the Biden administration to reshape the relationship with oil-rich Venezuela, as officials seek to contain a crush of migration at the southern border and make progress in the energy war against Russia.

The discussions, which U.S. officials say revolve around restarting oil exports from Venezuela if the country takes steps to restore democracy, could spur a major diplomatic shift with America’s staunchest adversary in South America.

Since President Biden took office, the administration has signaled an openness to rapprochement with Venezuela in exchange for...

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