New US Sanctions for Venezuela in 2020 – Mauricio Claver-Carone (Venezuelans Shaking in Fear)

Mauricio Claver-Carone, an advisor to President Donald Trump on matters of National Security for Latin America, said that in 2020 the United States will begin a new phase in its policy towards Venezuela. Accelerate measures against Nicolás Maduro’s regime.

“Stronger and stronger measures. The measures we will take will be precisely to end that dictatorship. That way, you can have a free and democratic election,” said the official in an interview with the Voice of America.

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Claver-Carone also denied that the figure of the president in charge of Venezuela, Juan Guaidó, has been questioned. He also reiterated the support of the United States for the opposition deputy.

“The interim president Juan Guaidó remains the interim president due to his presence in the National Assembly. The United States recognizes it, we continue to support him. He is the most popular political figure in Venezuela. What we are looking for is the end of the usurpation of democracy in Venezuela by the Maduro regime,” explained the presidential adviser.

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Guaidó is involved in the recent terrorist plans that were uncovered by Venezuelan authorities but also as been pointed out as responsible for a massive corruption scandal involving CITGO, Monomeros, “humanitarian Aid” funds and trafficking influence in Colombia and with the US Treasury.

The White House adviser also told VOA that it has been a very positive year for Bolivia. “We have seen a democratic transition with the great leadership of the interim president, Jeanine Áñez,” he said.

“It is a great model for the region, a great model for Venezuela, in particular, which in 2020 has a similar transition to that one,” he added.

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Translated by JRE/EF