Jon Piechowski, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for the Office of Western Hemisphere Affairs, assured that the United States “is not thinking” of easing sanctions against Nicolás Maduro’s regime.
Piechowski assured that sanctions continue to be a valid and applicable tool for officials who attack human rights violators in Venezuela.
“The US government applauded the EU actions on sanctions against Maduro’s dictatorship. Most of those sanctioned by the European Union had already been sanctioned by the United States,” he assured during a press conference.
The Deputy Assistant Secretary of State reiterated the importance for the United States of combating corruption and preventing officials of any country “from buying houses in Florida and going on luxury trips.”
Furthermore, he affirmed that the United States will continue to pursue corruption cases in Latin America, especially Venezuela, and will use all available tools to fight corruption and provide a safer, more prosperous future with stronger governance for the peoples of the world and the hemisphere.
“Corruption is a scourge in Latin America. We know that corruption poisons governance and makes entire society rot. This mixture undermines citizen security and economic growth and is one of the main causes of irregular migration,” he declared.
This Tuesday, the United States Department of State recognized the contributions made by the presidential commissioner against Terrorism and Organized Crime, Carlos Paparoni, regarding the case and the capture of Álex Saab.
At a press conference on the Fight against Corruption in Latin America and the Caribbean, Heide Fulton, Deputy Under Secretary of State for International Narcotics Affairs and Law Enforcement, highlighted the work of the Legitimate Government Commissioner against corruption of Maduro’s regime and its subsidized food program in Venezuela.