U.S. sanctions No. 2 official in Venezuela's Socialist party

U.S. sanctions No. 2 official in Venezuela's Socialist party
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  • calendar-gray 19 May 2018

The U.S. Treasury imposed sanctions against the No. 2 official in Venezuela’s Socialist Party, Diosdado Cabello, his wife and brother, and a businessman with properties in the United States as Washington increases pressure on senior Venezuelan officials for their role in the country’s political and economics crisis.

 

The U.S. Treasury accused Cabello, a former president of the country’s national assembly, of money laundering and direct involvement in trafficking narcotics from Venezuela through the Dominican Republican to Europe.

 

It also imposed sanctions on his brother, Jose David Cabello, accusing him of “extorting money for personal gains,” and Marleny Josefina Contreras, who heads the country’s tourism institute and is married to Diosdado Cabello.

 

Additionally, the U.S. Treasury blacklisted businessman Rafael Alfredo Sarria Diaz, and blocked his three companies in Florida, 11420 Corp, Noor Plantation Investments LLC and SAI Advisors Inc.

Ceyhun Aliyev

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