embargoes embargoes  /ɛm ˈbɑr ɡoʊz/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a government order imposing a trade barrier
  2. (v) ban the publication of (documents), as for security or copyright reasons
  3. (v) prevent commerce

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. The Anglo-Russian embargoes, results of the British engineers' propaganda trial two months ago, have been a serious blow to the Soviet.
  2. There are press embargoes on many, many films - usually because the studio thinks that any early reviews would hurt attendance.
  3. But neither trade embargoes nor the pullout of Western firms seemed likely to douse the flames of racial violence.

News

  1. Former Argentine president sentenced to 7 years prison

    BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) - Former President Carlos Menem was sentenced to seven years in prison Thursday for illegally smuggling weapons to Ecuador and Croatia in violation of international embargoes in the 1990s, but he won't be going to jail soon.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Reno Gazette-Journal

  2. 7 years in prison for Argentine ex-leader Menem

    BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Former President Carlos Menem was sentenced to seven years in prison Thursday for illegally smuggling weapons to Ecuador and Croatia in violation of international embargoes in the 1990s, but he won't be going to jail soon.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Associated Press via Yahoo! News

  3. Former Argentina president gets 7 years in prison for weapons smuggling

    Former Argentine President Carlos Menem was sentenced to seven years in prison on Thursday for illegally smuggling weapons to Ecuador and Croatia in violation of international embargoes in the 1990s.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Fox News

Quotes

  1. "He and other volunteers from around the world defied weapons embargoes to supply the newly established Israel with critical supplies to defend itself against mounting attacks from all sides," New York Reps. Carolyn Maloney, Gary Ackerman, Jose...
    on Dec 23, 2008 By: Brian Higgins Source: International Herald Tribune

  2. "We must all be prepared to consider measures such as arms embargoes," Khalilzad said, urging Myanmar's neighbors to exert the maximum pressure in the meantime to get the military government there to cooperate with UN special envoy Ibrahim...
    on Oct 5, 2007 By: Zalmay Khalilzad Source: Reuters

  3. In an apparent jab at US foreign policy, Erdogan said: "Arms, embargoes and exclusion are not working" — adding that the world was paying a heavy price for such strategies in Iran and Afghanistan.
    on Jun 10, 2010 By: Recep Tayyip Erdogan Source: The Associated Press

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