Venezuela leader: Officials treated like Jews under Nazis

Postado Mai 19, 2017

Pirates catcher Francisco Cervelli organized a 13-player video trying to raise awareness of the crisis in their home country.

Nicolas Maduro must "leave his pride behind, forget the mandate given to him by Hugo Chavez and allow free elections, so that he can leave with some dignity and can prevent the bloodshed", said the former Mexican president.

Venezuelans launched a seventh week of anti-government demonstrations by blocking roads on Monday, vowing not to budge all day in protest at a deadly political and economic crisis.

Protests at the homes and businesses of officials or ex-officials with links to Chavismo - the left-wing ideology created by Maduro's predecessor, Hugo Chavez - are broadcast on social media via accounts dedicated to promoting the harassment of those individuals living overseas.

In Tachira, teenager Jose Francisco Guerrero was shot dead during the spate of looting, his relatives said. People are fighting in the streets with government forces and multiple people have died.

All of those targeted will have their assets frozen within USA jurisdiction, and American citizens will be barred from doing business with them, the Treasury Department said.

"The intent of this briefing was to make sure everyone is aware of the situation ... we're not looking for Security Council action", U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley told reporters after the session.

"They can not go on killing and torturing people, and getting away with it", said Organization of American States chief Luis Almagro, one of Maduro's harshest worldwide critics.

He has accused the opposition of mounting an "armed insurgency" against him with USA backing.

The Trump administration will take further action against "bad actors" in Venezuela if there are no changes in the country, a senior USA government official said on Thursday.

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuela's embattled socialist president likened the sour reception many of his government's officials are receiving overseas to the harassment of Jews in Nazi Germany, provoking outrage Tuesday from the small Jewish community that remains in this troubled South American nation. "What they want to do here is avoid us going to the United Nations", Capriles said, before returning to the capital to join a protest march.

The German Nazis and their collaborators persecuted and killed six million Jews in the Holocaust during the 1930s and 1940s.

"By imposing these targeted sanctions, the United States is supporting the Venezuelan people in their efforts to protect and advance democratic governance in their country".

Media reports stated thousands of Venezuelans have been protesting against the Maduro government because of food and medicine shortages and his style of governance. Opposition leaders deny that and say heavy-handed officers and armed, pro-government militias known as "colectivos" are responsible.