As Donald Trump’s term in office in the US draws to a close, Washington has imposed a new package of sanctions against Venezuela.
The U.S. Treasury Department sent a statement Tuesday announcing a new package of sanctions against 14 entities, three individuals and six ships, for their alleged ties to Venezuela’s oil sector and “evasion” of similar measures previously imposed.
The note states that the measures are directed to “all those who have links with a Mexican network that would have conspired” with the Venezuelan Minister of Oil, Tareck El Aissami, to negotiate the sale of crude from the Caribbean country, “valued in millions of dollars”.
While Trump’s mandate ends on Wednesday, January 20, Washington has accused the Venezuelan government, presided by Nicolas Maduro, “of continuing to use Petroleos de Venezuela [PDVSA] as the main tool of corruption to exploit the country’s natural resources.
by Jeremy Abbott – American Correspondent – WPN