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US Needs to See More From Maduro to Ease Venezuela Sanctions (1)

May 19, 2022, 5:00 PM

A top adviser to President Joe Biden dismissed calls for the US to unilaterally lift sanctions against Venezuela, saying that any relief should be accompanied first by the Latin American government taking more democratic steps.

“The unilateral lifting of sanctions on Venezuela is not going to improve the lives of Venezuelans,” US National Security Council Senior Director Juan Gonzalez said on Thursday, speaking remotely at Bloomberg’s New Economy Gateway Latin America hosted in Panama City. “Lifting of sanctions is only going to line the pockets of the regime.”

Juan Sebastian Gonzalez speaks with Erik Schatzker at the Bloomberg New Economy Gateway Latin America.
Source: Bloomberg

Gonzalez’s remarks come after Panama President Laurentino Cortizo and UN High ...