Trump Administration Issues New Sanctions Against Venezuelan Regime

The Trump administration issued on Sunday morning sanctions against two individuals and a company that it alleges played a significant role in “the fraudulent legislative elections” that took place in Venezuela earlier this month.

The Trump administration issued on Sunday morning sanctions against two individuals and a company that it alleges played a significant role in “the fraudulent legislative elections” that took place in Venezuela earlier this month.

In a statement, the US Treasury Department said it had sanctioned Ex-Cle Soluciones Biometricas CA, a biometrics firm, for providing material support to Venezuelan dictator Nicolas Maduro, “including by providing goods and services” to help carry out the parliamentary vote.

The department also sanctioned two individuals it alleged acted “for or on behalf of” Ex-Cle Soluciones Biometricas CA. These persons were dual Argentine and Italian national Guillermo Carlos San Agustin and Venezuelan Marcos Javier Machado Requena. The sanctions block any assets they may have in the United States, and prohibit American citizens from interacting with them.

“The illegitimate Maduro regime’s efforts to steal elections in Venezuela show its disregard for the democratic aspirations of the Venezuelan people. The United States remains committed to targeting the Maduro regime and those who support its aim to deny the Venezuelan people their right to free and fair elections,” US Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin said in the statement announcing the sanctions.


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