Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro in a file photograph. Photo: EFE.
The United States will withdraw some Economic sanctions Against Venezuela, it has made a decision Venezuelan oppositionWhich is accepted Dialogue With the President’s government, Nicolas Maduro.
The changes will allow the oil company Chevron Negotiations with the state PDVSA “Terms of possible future operations in Venezuela”, which does not mean that the US company can Exploitation or trade With Venezuela unpaid, a senior official explained during a call with reporters The US government.
“This does not mean that the regime’s income will increase,” he said.
There has been no change in Venezuelan policy
The Government From Joe Biden It wanted to make it very clear that the declaration does not carry a Change In Policy The United States about Venezuela, and that Washington He is willing Harden If the reason is shown, sanctions will be imposed against the country.
“We will re-impose sanctions for backtracking on any kind of negotiations,” the source explained.
Similarly, the U.S. government this Tuesday, May 17, 2022, insisted that it was J.P.Juan Guido is the interim president of the National Assembly Elected in 2015, and will continue to work with the Unitarian platform to ensure that future democratic elections are held.
Response to the announcement
Still, two U.S. senators have an impact on each policy Latin AmericaDemocrats Bob Menendez and Republican Marco Rubio, too Criticized the ad.
“If we promote respect for international law, democracy and human rights in Ukraine, we cannot send another message to our hemisphere,” Menendez, chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, lamented at a telematic press conference.
The Foreign policy Rubio, a ranking Republican member of the Latin American Senate subcommittee and 2016 Republican primary candidate, said Biden’s “was based on appeasing dictators and making concessions.”
Also an organization of politically persecuted Venezuelans in exile (Vepex), Located in Miami, its “Acoustic rejectionIntended to relax sanctions.
In his explanation of the measures taken, US officials have already accepted that Government of Venezuela And Opposition Already have Introduction To resume their talks, though no official announcement has been made yet.
He is also fully responsible Venezuelan opposition Request Withdrawal of the banIn the context of negotiations with the authorities, of which the United States is not a party.
Is ConversationWhich began in August Mexico City And Norway-mediated, interrupted in October Refund Maduro’s alleged personality in the United States, Alex Sub.
Measurement, therefore, has its sole purpose This conversation is easier For holding elections with democratic guarantees in the country, and not related to raising or maintaining oil prices. Summit of America.
Summit of America
This last point, an expert from Latin America American University He spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak to the media.
Celebrate the ceremony, which will be held Angels (California) In early June, got involved Debate Since the President of Mexico, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, has expressed a desire not to join unless invited to the United States. Cuba, Nicaragua Y. Venezuela To attend meetings.
U.S. authorities announced Monday, May 18 Resume Of Commercial flight Across Cuba HavanaPostpone the 1,000 1,000 limit on remittances and allow certain types of travel, although tourism will remain prohibited.
Regarding the lifting of sanctions on Venezuela, another senior U.S. official made it clear that he hoped it would also help establish bilateral talks on issues such as the release of imprisoned U.S. citizens, although “it is not necessarily connected.”