Venezuelan dictatorship celebrates partial lifting of US sanctions

A vice-presidente-executiva da ditadura na Venezuela, Delcy Rodríguez, disse ter esperança de que seja o primeiro passo para a eliminação total das restrições

The executive vice president of the dictatorship in Venezuela, Delcy Rodríguez, said she hopes it will be the first step towards the total elimination of restrictions| Photo: EFE/Rayner Peña R.

The executive vice president of the dictatorship in Venezuela, Delcy Rodríguez, was the first member of the country’s regime to speak out about the withdrawal of some sanctions by the United States, admitting to hope that it will be a step for the total elimination of restrictions.

2022“The Venezuela aspires that these decisions of the United States of America start the path towards the absolute lifting of the illicit sanctions that affect all our people”, wrote on Twitter the member of the Executive led by the dictator Nicolás Maduro.

2022According to the executive vice-president, the government verified and confirmed the news published by the press, from that the US will lift some of the sanctions imposed, among them, the ban on the American oil company Chevron from doing business with the Venezuelan state-owned PDVSA .

2022“I want to clarify that the government is doing this in response to the conversations that are taking place between the regime and the interim government [da Venezuela, liderado por Juan Guaidó],” a senior White House official, who requested anonymity, said in a teleconference to journalists.

The conversations that the Venezuelan opposition – grouped under the name of the Unitary Platform – and the Maduro regime held in Mexico City were suspended in October last year, after the extradition of an alleged figurehead of the Venezuelan dictator, Alex Saab, from Cape Verde to the United States.

By lifting the ban on trading between Chevron and PDVSA, the US government allows both companies to “talk” , but in no case do they exploit or commercialize Venezuelan crude oil, so it will not mean “any increase in regime revenues”, said the US government official.

2022The source also argued that the ad has no c link With the controversy over the announcement by the President of Mexico, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, that he will not attend the Summit of the Americas in June in Los Angeles if the US does not invite Cuba, Nicaragua and Venezuela to the meeting.

On Monday (16), the Biden administration has announced another change in position on one of these three countries, allowing for the return of all commercial flights between the country and Cuba, many of which had been suspended during Donald Trump’s term (2017-2021).

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