On February 28, 2019, the US imposed visa restrictions on individuals responsible for undermining Venezuela’s democracy. The policy was applied to Maduro-aligned officials and their families, which resulted in the revocation of visas for 49 individuals. On March 1, 2019, OFAC designated six Venezuelan government officials who are aligned with illegitimate former President Nicolas Maduro and associated with the obstruction of humanitarian aid deliveries into Venezuela on February 23, 2019. In announcing the new designations, Secretary Mnuchin said, “The United States strongly supports the efforts of Interim President Juan Guaidó, and Treasury will continue to target Maduro loyalists prolonging the suffering of the victims of this man-made humanitarian crisis.”
This post is an excerpt of our US-EU: Export Controls and Sanctions Update, January – March 2019.