Bloomberg published an article today in which it claims that the White House is considering “financial sanctions against Spain” over what it considers to be the European government’s financial support for the Maduro regime, citing “people familiar with the matter.”
In the article, Bloomberg reveals that the sanctions would target Spain’s central bank and “other entities” that have financial ties to the Maduro, but that no action should be expected before the country’s general election on November 10.
On the Spanish reaction to the news, Bloomberg reports:
Spain hasn’t received notification of any action by the U.S. government and doesn’t believe it would be justified, a spokesman for the foreign ministry in Madrid said. The Bank of Spain declined to comment…
The article also sites “one senior U.S. official” as arguing that “Madrid deserves as much blame for aiding and abetting the Maduro regime as Russia and China”, and that its current government is “preventing” the European Union from taking concrete action against the Maduro regime.
Mexico-Venezuela Flights to Resume This December
Luis Bertrand Rubio, the president of Mexico’ Toluca International Airport, announced today that the site would service Venezuela starting on November 15 of this year via Cancun.
Rubio announced that the direct flights for Caracas would leave on Mondays and Fridays starting on December 15.
The two countries broke their air link in December 2016.
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