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Tag: EU sanctions

  • Tuesday, October 15th 2019 - 09:56 UTC

    EU sanctions on Nicaragua for Ortega's human rights abuses and repression

Political violence in Nicaragua left some 300 people dead and 2,000 wounded, while hundreds of opposition members were jailed and 70,000 people fled the country.

    The European Union adopted a sanctions framework for Nicaragua on Monday over human rights abuses and repression in the Central American country under leftist President Daniel Ortega.

  • Tuesday, October 1st 2019 - 09:37 UTC

    Maduro scoffs at EU sanctions and Trump's failed Venezuela policy

    EU ambassadors approved the sanctions as the bloc seeks to keep up pressure on Maduro. The punitive measures impose European travel bans and asset freezes

    Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro on Monday scoffed at sanctions imposed by the European Union and accused Brussels of doing US President Donald Trump's bidding. “I don't care about the European Union sanctions, the sanctions of the European Union make us laugh,” Maduro told a press conference, saying the EU was “sinking in the mud of Donald Trump's failed Venezuela policy.”

  • Friday, August 30th 2019 - 09:46 UTC

    US confident of EU sanctions on Venezuela, if political dialogue fails; Russia main trader of the country's oil

    Abrams said EU nations were waiting for the outcome of talks between Venezuela’s government and the opposition, with no signs that Maduro was about to step down

    Washington's envoy for Venezuela said on Thursday he was hopeful that the European Union will impose sanctions against Caracas in the coming months and the United States was examining more measures to pressure President Nicolas Maduro to step down.

  • Tuesday, January 30th 2018 - 09:38 UTC

    Macron calls on the EU for more sanctions on Venezuela

    “Sadly things are going in the wrong direction,” Macron told a joint news conference with the visiting president of Argentina, Mauricio Macri.

    French President Emmanuel Macron called for further European Union sanctions on Venezuela, days after the 28-nation bloc agreed a travel ban and asset freezes on seven senior Venezuelan officials. The West accuses President Nicholas Maduro's government of violating democracy and human rights in the oil-producing nation, which is in the grip of a major economic and social crisis with millions suffering food and medicine shortages.

  • Thursday, January 18th 2018 - 20:23 UTC

    EU sanctions against Venezuelan officials

    Among those sanctioned are some “big shots” of the Government. As Diosdado Cabello.

    Among the sanctioned are the number two of the government, Diosdado Cabello; Néstor Reverol, minister of Justice and Maikel Moreno, president of the Supreme Court of Justice. These are new individual sanctions, which include the freezing of assets and the prohibition to travel to the countries of the European bloc to at least seven senior Venezuelan officials.

  • Saturday, December 23rd 2017 - 12:01 UTC

    Venezuelan minister praises China and lashes out at the US, in Beijing

    “Our country is under permanent attack and aggression from the United States of America,” Arreaza said sparing no words in praising China

    Venezuela’s foreign minister blamed the United States for his country’s spiraling debt crisis, saying Washington’s “permanent attack” had left the economy crippled. Jorge Arreaza lashed out at Donald Trump, US and European sanctions, and American interference in Venezuela’s internal affairs at the Venezuelan embassy in Beijing during a three-day official visit.