US Kidnapping of Venezuelan Diplomat Alex Saab: Illegal & Dangerous Act of Piracy
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 off a new, disturbing phase of the US hybrid war on Venezuela.
To break down the significance of Saab’s case, Rania Khalek was joined by Zoe Alexandra, a journalist at Peoples Dispatch, which you can follow here:
2:42 Details of Alex Saab’s extradition to the US
6:15 Who is Alex Saab? Why is the US targeting him?
11:09 US extradition of Alex Saab is illegal
16:30 Is Alex Saab’s life in danger?
20:05 Negotiations between govt & opposition canceled
25:23 CLAP: Venezuela’s food assistance program
29:30 Alex Saab’s kidnapping is act of US desperation to resist a multipolar world
34:00 Are Biden’s policies different from Trump’s?
37:52 Updates on Colombia and its role in the region
45:35 US meddling in Nicaragua 50:48 What is hybrid war
56:52 Where you can learn more about the Alex Saab case