Peru FA Min: Maduro's regime should be sanctioned

11:16 | Lima, Jan. 24.

Peruvian Foreign Affairs Minister Nestor Popolizio affirmed the international community should impose sanctions on the dictatorial regime of Nicolas Maduro in Venezuela in order to open the way for a democratic transition.

According to the high-ranking official, holding new elections in the Bolivarian country to elect a new Head of State is the correct course of action. 

"Now, the Venezuelan population should recover democracy. Citizens have taken the streets in large numbers to support Guaido (…). The fundamental freedoms of the Venezuelan population must be respected," he told Canal N local news channel.

"Right now, this looks a bit vague, but little by little this process will become more concrete under the internal pressure from the Venezuelan population and the pressure from the international community," Minister Popolizio expressed. 

Likewise, the official indicated economic sanctions should be imposed on Maduro's regime in order to freeze the funds his high-ranking officials have around the world. 

"Then, little by little, he will be isolated, without resources, and it will enable the process of democratic transition," Popolizio added. 


Published: 1/24/2019
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