The Venezuelan ambassador to Bulgaria, Estefanía Meléndez, denied the recent statements of the dictatorship’s representative, Jorge Arreaza, about the impact of the sanctions imposed by the international community against senior officials of the regime.
“This table shows how Venezuela’s productive capacity of food is being undermined by a series of expropriations, price controls and monetary restrictions, and in 2013, when Maduro came to power, imports began to fall dramatically”, said the Venezuelan diplomat through her Twitter account, accompanied by a graph that reflects the negative impact of the dictatorship’s management.
IMPACT OF SANCTIONS
According to a study recently presented by the Center for International Strategies and Studies, (CISS), there has been an impact.
“There is significant evidence that they have impacted the power and influence of Nicolás Maduro, since economic sanctions have limited the possibility of financing their activities, and have also reduced their close group of power”, states the analysis.
The sanctions, which initially focused on key people in the government in dispute of Nicolás Maduro, have been escalating and expanding their impact, including now institutions such as the Venezuelan state oil company PDVSA.