In response to the new sanctions imposed yesterday by the administration of Donald Trump against the Central Bank of Venezuela, the Chancellor of the Republic, Jorge Arreaza, announced that the Bolivarian Government, under the direction of its President Nicolás Maduro, will take actions against these measures qualified as “crimes against humanity”.
The announcement was made this Thursday on his official Twitter account – @ jaarreaza-. The holder of the Foreign Relations portfolio pointed out that these sanctions seek to affect “an entire people”.
“Imperialism is definitely transiting the most grotesque of its stages,” wrote Arreaza in the message released last Thursday, a day after the US National Security Adviser, John Bolton, reported on prohibition of access to US dollars by the BCV.
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“Imperialism is definitely transiting the most grotesque of its stages. They enjoy making decisions to block economic processes and affect an entire people. These actions of which they boast, constitute, of course, CRIMES AGAINST HUMANITY. We will take actions.”
In this same line, the US administration announced a new limit on remittances from the US to Cuba, of $ 1,000 per person every three months, combined with new restrictions on travel and trade with the island, according to the words of Bolton, about ending the support of Havana to President Maduro.
As for Nicaragua, an allied country of Venezuela, the sanctions are directed against the Corporate Bank of Nicaragua and Laureano Ortega Murillo, son of President Daniel Ortega and Vice President Rosario Murillo.