Published: Fri, May 11, 2018
World | By Camille Rivera

U.S. calls for Venezuelan leader Nicolas Maduro to step down

U.S. calls for Venezuelan leader Nicolas Maduro to step down

Vice President Mike Pence will on Monday announce new United States sanctions against Venezuela and call for a "sham" May election to be delayed.

Pence can be predicted to call for a delay from Venezuela's election, set for May 20, in his speech, " the aide explained.

The Venezuelans allegedly used the businesses in private security, transportation, installation of electronics, real estate, construction, finished oil products, consulting and financial services to hide their illegal gains. "It will be a fake election with a fake outcome", Pence said. "We have to continue to isolate Maduro until he gives in".

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"Suspend this sham election".

So far, the White House has imposed a range of sanctions on the Maduro regime that include a ban on Americans from dealing with Venezuela's state-run oil company Petroleum of Venezuela (PDSVA) or buying the country's oil-backed cryptocurrency, as well as personal sanctions targeting high ranking government officials including Maduro himself.

Maduro moved to strip the National Assembly of power in 2015 through an internationally questioned censured constitutional assembly after the Venezuelan United Socialist Party lost parliamentary elections.

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The penalties also cover two people identified as his associates, Walter Alexander Del Nogal Marquez and Mario Antonio Rodriguez Espinoza, along with 20 companies in Venezuela and Panama the Treasury Department says are owned or controlled by the three. He said the spread of disease, chaos, and drugs associated with Venezuela's collapse shows "consequences will radiate around our hemisphere".

Venezuela's Information Ministry did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Pence also called on OAS member states to take "stronger action" on behalf of the Venezuelan people.

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Pence urged other OAS member countries to help the USA increase pressure on the Maduro regime by cutting off "Venezuela's corrupt leaders from laundering money through your financial systems" and by enacting visa restrictions to block their travel.

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