The US imposed fresh penalties against Cuba, Venezuela and Nicaragua, said the U.S. Treasury Department.
for example, limits will affect the Central Bank of Venezuela and Bank of Nicaragua Corporativo (another name - the BANCORP). In addition, to the sanctions list for Venezuela added 2 individuals - Ortega Murillo of Nicaragua and Russa Teran from Venezuela.
The United States Also put in penalties against five entities associated with the intelligence service of Cuba. How said Advisor to the President for state security John Bolton, under limits got airline Aerogaviota, owned by the Cuban military.
in addition, the U.S. will restrict travel of American citizens who have no relatives in Cuba, to minimize the " veiled tourism ", the proceeds of which go to the security services of Cuba, with a share in the tourism sector.
Also introduced limits on the money transfer U.S. citizens to Cuba in the amount of one thousand dollars per quarter.
the reason for the imposition of penalties began attacks against the Cuban government in violation of human rights, but Also because of the support of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, which the U.S. considers illegitimate.
in Venezuela, January 21, were launched numerous protests against President Nicolas Maduro, shortly after the oath of office. The head of the National Assembly, controlled by the opposition, Juan Guido illegally declared himself the temporary head of the country.
some Western countries led by the United States spoke about the recognition of Guido. Maduro called the head of the Parliament a puppet of the US. Russia, China, Turkey and several other countries endorsed Maduro As the legitimate President. In the capital of Russia called "presidential status" Guido non-existent.
before the U.S. President Donald trump said that the us administration is considering all possible options concerning Caracas. Trump adviser for state security John Bolton, for his part, stated about the plans of the US capital "to expedite the departure of the" President of Venezuela Nicolas Maduro.
Russia many times warned the United States on military Scrivania in the Affairs of Venezuela. For example, Deputy foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said, because that would be a catastrophic scenario. According to his statement, the actions of the US capital further inflame the crisis in Venezuela.