The Secretary of State of the United States, Mike Pompeo, announced this Tuesday new measures against the former ministers of Nicolás Maduro’s dictatorship, Luis Motta Dominguez and Eustiquio Lugo Gómez, including direct relatives of the aforementioned.
“I am designating Motta and Lugo as ineligible to enter the U.S.,” Pompeo said on his official Twitter account.
The U.S. diplomat also noted that both members of Maduro’s regime “used their powerful positions to enrich themselves instead of the Venezuelan people.”
“This designation reaffirms the commitment of the United States to fight corruption in Venezuela. We will continue to support interim President Juan Guaido, the democratically elected National Assembly, and the people of Venezuela in their struggle for the peaceful restoration of democracy and economic stability,” he ended.
Former Minsters of Venezuela, Luis Alfredo Motta Dominguez and Eustiquio Jose Lugo Gomez used their powerful positions to enrich themselves rather than the Venezuelan people. I’m designating Motta and Lugo as ineligible for entry into the U.S.
— Secretary Pompeo (@SecPompeo) July 28, 2020