Pence to Declare new Venezuela sanctions in Language on Monday

11 May, 2018, 02:02 | Author: Edward Snyder
  • US Penalizes Venezuelan Ex-Official for Alleged Drug Trafficking

The Trump administration called Tuesday for President Nicolas Maduro of Venezuela to step down. Many across the world saw it as a way for Venezuela to bypass various sanctions that were imposed on the country by the US. "It will be a fake election with a fake outcome", Pence said.

"I think we have to continue to isolate Maduro until he gives in".

"Suspend this sham election".

Martin exploited his position as a former Chief of Financial Intelligence for Venezuela's National Directorate of Intelligence and Prevention Services and accepted bribes from drug traffickers in Venezuela and Colombia to traffic narcotics through Venezuelan airspace, OFAC said. Twenty companies tied to those men are also under sanction.

Pence previously has urged the worldwide community to increase pressure on Maduro, who the United States blames for a deep recession and hyperinflation in Venezuela that have caused shortages of food and medicine and a flood of migrants into neighboring countries.

The funding announcement comes roughly a month after Vice President Pence announced that the USA would provide almost $16 million in humanitarian aid for Venezuelans who have fled a deepening economic and political crisis in the country.




In Pence's analysis, the crisis unfolding in Venezuela has global repercussions, especially for countries in the Americas.

Several tweets commented on Venezuela's plans, and one user stated that it would be interesting to see how the experiment would work out, especially since other countries are considering similar initiatives.

Meanwhile, new U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo during a speech in Washington that "a dictator in Venezuela paralyzes its economy and starves its people", urging for U.S. action.

Pence urged other OAS member countries to help the United States increase pressure on the Maduro regime by cutting off "Venezuela's corrupt leaders from laundering money through your financial systems" and by enacting visa restrictions to block their travel.

Current OAS members includes all 35 independent nations of the Americas.

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