Published: Mon, April 08, 2019
Global News | By Blake Casey

Venezuela Rejects New US Aggression against Oil Industry

Venezuela Rejects New US Aggression against Oil Industry

The Trump administration recognized Guaido as the nation's "interim president" on January 23, days after incumbent President Nicholas Maduro was inaugurated for a second term. "We will not stand idly by while the Venezuelan people suffer under dictatorship and oppression".

Taking Cuba to task over its ties to Venezuelan oil, Pence called the Caribbean nation's leaders "the real imperialists in the Western Hemisphere".

According to Pence, in this way Donald Trump's administration takes action "against a key source of wealth" of Nicolas Maduro's government, not recognized by Washington despite his 2018 electoral victory with more than 68 percent of the vote. "Pence has said the five citizens and a single authorized permanent USA resident, all with roots in Texas and Louisiana, have been" illegally arrested".

The U.S. and about 50 other countries contend Maduro's election a year ago was illegitimate and that support opposition leader Juan Guaido's claim to the presidency. "He said that" for those who stay behind, it's a society of lawlessness, corruption, corruption, violence and crime".

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Greater efforts to prevent oil revenues from reaching Maduro, including sanctions on Venezuela's finance and oil sectors, were coming, Pence said in Houston before a hand-picked audience of 300 people, many from the local Venezuelan community who support Maduro's ouster. US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin accused Cuba of "providing a lifeline" to the "illegitimate... regime" of President Nicolas Maduro through "oil-for-repression schemes".

"While normal countries export goods, Cuba exports tyranny and strong-arm tactics", Pence said.

"Those looking on should know this: All options are on the table". In addition to sanctions, the United States should organize a military coalition of countries to remove the current government, he said.

He is set afterwards Friday to visit the George H.W. Bush Presidential Center at College Station where he will participate in a talk about the American presidency with former vice presidents Dick Cheney and Dan Quayle.

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