As corporate media endorses sanctions on US enemies, let’s remember just how harmful and useless they are

The corporate media has recently been supporting US sanctions against independent governments in Latin America. And while ignoring the clear double standards behind Washington’s hostility, it also gives little attention to whether sanctions are even effective – let alone whether they harm the people they supposedly aim to help.

A predictable echo chamber

As The Canary reported, the US recently imposed ‘Nica Act’ sanctions on Nicaragua. Among other penalties, the law places restrictions on the granting of loans to Nicaragua from international financial institutions like the World Bank.

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