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Pence: the united states tightens sanctions against Venezuela

Vice-president Mike Pence said in a speech in Houston that the united states imposes sanctions against all vessels from the Venezuelan state oil company PDVSA and all companies that are linked to it. All transactions with 34 ships and an oil tanker is prohibited.

PDVSA assets to an equivalent value of just over sek 60 billion and the country hopes that the measure will choke off vital lifelines for the president of the republic Nicolás Maduro, whose government is dependent on oil revenues.

– Venezuela's oil belongs to the venezuelan people, " said Mike Pence of century.

– the united states will continue to use all forms of diplomatic and economic pressure to get to a peaceful transition and democracy in Venezuela.

One of the vessels especially singled out is a tanker carrying crude oil to Cuba. A government source tells AFP that the united states estimates that Venezuela exports of 50,000 barrel of oil to Cuba every day. A halt in imports would also be a first step to increase pressure against Cuba.

that the president of Donald Trump and his government also is in the starting blocks, to take further measures against Cuba. One step would be to allow cuban exiles to sue the cuban government over the property which the communist regime confiscated.

" In the coming weeks, the united states to take even stronger measures against Cuba. I promise that in the government there will always be "Que viva Cuba libre" – long live free Cuba, " said Pence, and used the same expression in Spanish that american politicians have used for decades to show their support for the cuban exiles.

Trump-the government's actions against Cuba are a big step up from the representative Barack Obama, who said that the U.S.'s long-standing attempts to isolate Cuba had failed and that he wanted to resume the diplomatic relations.

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