American Foreign Minister Mike Pompeo promises Thursday, March 26, a reward of up to $ 15 million for any information that will arrest Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro. The latter was indicted in the United States Thursday morning for “narcoterrorism”, as well as several members of his regime.
They are accused of “having participated in a criminal association which involves an extremely violent terrorist organization, the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), and in an effort to flood the United States with cocaine,” said the Minister of American Justice, Bill Barr. Rewards of ten million dollars are promised for those who have information concerning those close to Nicolas Maduro.
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Re-election in 2018
At the head of Venezuela since 2013, Nicolas Maduro was re-elected for a second term in 2018 after a boycotted election by the opposition, which rejected the results, like much of the international community. The United States, as well as sixty countries, support the Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido, whom they have recognized as interim president.
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Washington has since tried to suffocate the government of Nicolas Maduro with a series of economic sanctions. The stated objective of Donald Trump is to contribute to the ouster of the successor of Hugo Chavez, a great slayer of “North American imperialism”. But the latter retains the support of China, Russia and Cuba.