US imposes sanctions on Venezuela

The US is reducing imports from Venezuela, especially oil, after “exposing the corrupt regime of Nicolas Maduro.” US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said the proceeds from the purchase of Venezuelan oil would be held in blocked accounts  “for the benefit of the Venezuelan people.” National Security Adviser John Bolton said President Nicolás Maduro and his allies could “no longer loot the assets of the Venezuelan people.” The US and more than 20 countries have recognized opposition leader Juan Guaidó as interim president.

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8 thoughts on “US imposes sanctions on Venezuela

  • Jan 29, 2019 @ 2:52 at 2:52
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    It’s amazing how everybody’s oil is for the people except the United States

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  • Jan 29, 2019 @ 6:29 at 6:29
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    it takes a remarkable lack of talent to mismanage a whole sea of black gold into bankruptcy.

    now, let the blamestorming begin!

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    • Jan 29, 2019 @ 6:43 at 6:43
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      Communist Oligarchy.
      I know it’s an oxymoron, but Communism isn’t immune to human nature and is more often the vehicle for humankind’s worst behavior.

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  • Jan 29, 2019 @ 7:41 at 7:41
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    trump please save the whites of South Africa. the blacks are out for revenge. but no oil… so nobody will help.

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    • Jan 29, 2019 @ 18:40 at 18:40
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      you are right.the whites did the right thing by getting rid of apartheid and now most blacks want to get rid of the whites.surprise surprise.that racist government needs to be overthrown and put in a moderate government.

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      • Jan 30, 2019 @ 16:03 at 16:03
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        Nothing will be done because it’s against whites. If it was the other way around it would be international news every day until something was done.

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  • Jan 30, 2019 @ 16:26 at 16:26
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    Oh my! Danny Glover must really be upset…He will stand there and say it is the US interfering with the internal politics of the people of Venezuela; yet it is the people of Venezuela who are supporting the alternate government… Sound more like a popular uprising than US intervention…

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  • Sep 5, 2019 @ 7:45 at 7:45
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    Hopefully soon. It will give the US an excuse to invade. google street view It would be nice to see the government finally doing something worth while with tax money.

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