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U.S. Senators Request Sanctions on 10 New Venezuelan Government and Military Officials

By: Orlando Avendaño - @OrlvndoA - Jul 26, 2017, 10:33 am
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“The current situation justifies sanctions against individuals who are responsible for supporting the Maduro regime,” says Senator Rubio. (Wikimedia)

EspañolUnited States Senators Marco Rubio and Bob Menendez have asked President Donald Trump to sanction 10 high-ranking government and military officials in the regime of Venezuelan dictator Nicolás Maduro.

“Even before the election, the current situation in Venezuela justifies sanctioning some individuals who are responsible for supporting the Maduro regime,” Rubio said in reference to a Constituent Assembly Maduro is convening to rewrite the constitution and keep him in power.

President Trump himself warned Maduro that if he went through with the illegal election on Sunday, July 30, the United States would impose heavy sanctions, possibly on crude oil.

However, Republican Senator Rubio and Democrat Menendez have requested that Trump advance sanctions against the officials, whose names were published in a list by the two politicians.

The high-ranking members of the dictatorship on the list are:

President of the National Electoral Council Tibisay Lucena

National Treasurer Carlos Malpica

Army Commander Jesus Suárez Chourio

Director of the Bolivarian National Police Carlos Pérez Ampueda

Minister of Penitentiary Services Iris Varela

Defender of the Population Tarek William Saab

Vice President of PDVSA Finances Simón Zerpa Delgado

Minister for Food Rodolfo Marco Torres

Director of the Strategic Zone of Integral Defense Carlos Osorio

President of CENCOEX Rocco Albisiani.

All of them could have their travelers’ visas revoked and their assets in the United States frozen.

Mariano de Alba
@marianodealba

READY Senators Marco Rubio and Bob Menéndez have asked  the Trump administration to sanction 10 government officials #Venezuela

Source: Miami Herald

Orlando Avendaño Orlando Avendaño

Orlando Avendaño is a PanAm Post intern who resides in Caracas, Venezuela, where he studies social communication at Andrés Bello Catholic University. Follow @OrlvndoA.