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Why it’s time to lift the trading ban on Venezuela’s debt

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Dr. Thomas Laryea is an international law and policy expert at Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe. He specialises in advising governments and creditors on international finance. In this post, he argues for reconsideration of the over reliance on sanctions, particularly the ban on secondary trading on Venezuela bonds, as we look towards a comprehensive debt restructuring.The Biden administration has an opportunity to reshape relations with Venezuela, and to lay the groundwork for the restructuring of Venezuela’s 0bn plus in public external debt. For over 15 years, the United States has imposed numerous economic sanctions on the Latin American nation and others have followed suit. The use of sanctions reached its heights under the Trump administration, where they were

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