The members of the Inter-American Treaty of Reciprocal Assistance (TIAR, in Spanish) met in Bogota to discuss the ongoing situation in Venezuela, and agreed to take more measures against the Maduro regime.

The 29 members agreed to a set of economic and travel sanctions against 29 named individuals, all of whom are members of the regime. These include Maduro himself, as well as PSUV vice president Diosdado Cabello. The sanctions also affect the relatives of the named individuals.

Carlos Trujillo, the United States ambassador to the Organization of American States (OAS), said of the sanctions:

… these 29 people and their relatives will not be able to open bank accounts in any of [the member] countries. They won’t be able to cross through their airports of those countries.

Trujillo also said that the list would be expanded at a future meeting.

The sanctioned individuals are:

  • Nicolás Maduro
  • Diosdado Cabello
  • Alex Saab
  • Delcy Rodríguez
  • Tarek William Saab
  • Vladimir Padrino Lopez
  • Cilia Flores,
  • Marlene Contreras de Cabello
  • José David Cabello
  • Luis Damiani
  • Arcadio Delgado
  • Tarek El Aissami
  • Rafael Franco
  • Alexander Gramcko,
  • Gladys Gutiérrez
  • Hannover Guerrero
  • Iván Hernández
  • Tibisay Lucena
  • Carlos Malpica
  • Juan José Mendoza
  • Maikel Moreno
  • Calixto Ortega
  • Manuel Quevedo
  • Jorge Rodríguez
  • Lourdes Suárez
  • Iris Varela
  • Carmen Zuleta de Merchán
  • Raul Gorrín

The official list of sanctioned individuals, along with their descriptions, can be found here.

The TIAR is made up of most nations in North, Central and South America, with the exception of several Caribbean islands, Canada, Suriname, and Guyana.

Maduro Lashes Out At Guaido, TIAR Meeting

Speaking during a televised event, Maduro lashed out at opposition leader Juan Guaido and the TIAR member states, threatening the former with jail time.

Without naming Guaido, Maduro said:

He knocked himself out. The idiot. The imbecile. I won’t say his name because it’s bad luck. He knocked himself out. He’s done politically… now, the only thing that awaits him is jail so that he can pay for the crimes that he has committed.

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