You can read 19 more articles this month
THE European Union imposed sanctions on seven high-ranking Venezuelan ministers and state officials today, following Washington’s lead.
EU officials claimed the seven were “involved in the non-respect of democratic principles or the rule of law as well as in the violation of human rights.”
The targeted individuals include Interior Minister Nestor Reverol, Attorney General Tarek William Saab, Supreme Court chair Maikel Moreno and National Electoral Council president Tibisay Lucena.
Also named were former Bolivarian National Guard commander Antonio Benavides, National Intelligence Service director Gustavo Gonzalez and ruling United Socialist Party chair and former parliamentary speaker Diosdado Cabello.
All will have any assets in the EU frozen and will be banned from travelling there.
Brussels said the measure “was adopted as the political, social and economic situation in Venezuela continues to deteriorate.”
Leaders of the right-wing opposition Mud alliance lobbied the European Parliament and German Chancellor Angela Merkel last year following the failure of four months of regime-change riots that left 124 dead.
You can’t buy a revolution, but you can help the only daily paper in Britain that’s fighting for one by joining the 501 club.
Just £5 a month gives you the opportunity to win one of 17 prizes, from £25 to the £501 jackpot.
By becoming a 501 Club member you are helping the Morning Star cover its printing, distribution and staff costs — help keep our paper thriving by joining!
You can’t buy a revolution, but you can help the only daily paper in Britain that’s fighting for one by become a member of the People’s Printing Press Society.
The Morning Star is a readers’ co-operative, which means you can become an owner of the paper too by buying shares in the society.
Shares are £1 each — though unlike capitalist firms, each shareholder has an equal say. Money from shares contributes directly to keep our paper thriving.
Some union branches have taken out shares of over £500 and individuals over £100.
You can’t buy a revolution, but you can help the only daily paper in Britain that’s fighting for one by donating to the Fighting Fund.
The Morning Star is unique, as a lone socialist voice in a sea of corporate media. We offer a platform for those who would otherwise never be listened to, coverage of stories that would otherwise be buried.
The rich don’t like us, and they don’t advertise with us, so we rely on you, our readers and friends. With a regular donation to our monthly Fighting Fund, we can continue to thumb our noses at the fat cats and tell truth to power.
Donate today and make a regular contribution.