2019-06-29 Caribbean-Latin America||Trump administration targets Maduro's son 'Nicolasito' with sanctions
[AlAhram] The Trump administration turned up the pressure on Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro|
...Commie el presidente para la vida of Venezuela, successor to Hugo Chavez. Nick is his country's attempt at producing a Muammar Qadaffy, except that even though his country's sitting on an enormous puddle of oil, he can't manage to get it out of the ground...
on Friday by targeting his son Nicolas "Nicolasito" Maduro with sanctions, the U.S. Treasury Department said.
Maduro's son has been involved in propaganda and censorship, has profited from Venezuelan mines, and helped pressure the military to keep humanitarian aid out of the country, the Treasury Department said.
The new sanctions are the latest twist in six months of efforts to oust Maduro, whose 2018 re-election was deigned as illegitimate by the United States and most Western nations.
"Maduro relies on his son Nicolasito and others close to his authoritarian regime to maintain a stranglehold on the economy and suppress the people of Venezuela," Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said in a statement.
"Treasury will continue to target complicit relatives of illegitimate regime insiders profiting off of Maduro’s corruption," Mnuchin said.
President Donald Trump
...The tack in the backside of the Democratic Party...
has thrown his support behind opposition leader Juan Guaidó
...Venezuelan politician, a member of the social-democratic Popular Will party, and serves as a federal deputy to the National Assembly representing the state of Vargas. In 2019 he was appointed by the Popular Will party to become the president of the National Assembly, after which he declared he was acting president of the country, challenging Nicolás Maduro's presidency and starting the 2019 Venezuelan presidential crisis....
of the country's National Assembly, who invoked Venezuela's constitution in January to declare himself interim president.
Maduro, who is backed by China, Russia and
The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...the only place on the face of the earth that misses the Ottoman Empire...
, has retained the support of the country's military and other institutions, and calls Guaido a Washington puppet.
|Posted by trailing wife 2019-06-29 00:00||
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