Today, the United States imposed sanctions against Nicolas Maduro’s son, Nicolas Ernesto Maduro Guerra (Maduro Guerra), for his role as an official in the illegitimate Maduro regime pursuant to E.O. 13692.
Maduro Guerra is a member of the illegitimate National Constituent Assembly, a body established by his father to undermine the democratically-elected National Assembly and entrench a brutal regime. In 2014, Maduro Guerra was also appointed by his father to head the Corps of Inspectors of the Presidency.
This action demonstrates that the United States will continue to hold officials of the illegitimate Maduro regime accountable for their oppression of the Venezuelan people, theft of Venezuela’s resources, and the disastrous policies that have created unbearable living conditions throughout the country. While Nicolas Maduro, his family and associates continue to enjoy lives of luxury, the Venezuelan people suffer and millions have been forced to flee their homes.
U.S. sanctions need not be permanent. They are intended to bring about a positive change of behavior.
The United States urges all nations to step up economic and diplomatic pressure on Maduro and his corrupt associates. We continue to stand with the people of Venezuela, interim President Juan Guaido, and the National Assembly as they continue their struggle for freedom and prosperity.