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White House May Lift Sanctions on Venezuelan Officials Who Reject Maduro

May 07, 2019

The Trump administration would consider lifting sanctions on Venezuelan officials who abandoned the government of President Nicolás Maduro and joined the opposition seeking to topple him, Vice President Mike Pence said on Tuesday.

“The United States of America will consider sanctions relief for all those who step forward, stand up for the Constitution and support the rule of law,” Mr. Pompeo said at the annual Washington Conference on the Americas, held at the State Department.

To emphasize his point, Mr. Pence said the United States was removing sanctions imposed against Gen. Manuel Cristopher Figuera, an intelligence chief who defected recently to support Juan Guaidó, the head of Venezuela’s National Assembly...

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