Venezuela’s El Tiempo (link in Spanish) reports that Joe Kennedy met last Friday with Nicolás Maduro and VP Delcy Rodríguez.
Apparently Joe went to canvass for more free oil for his JOE-4-Oil Citizens Energy Corporation which used to provide free heating oil to Boston-area residents under an arrangement signed by the late Hugo Chávez.
— daniel duquenal (@danielduquenal) July 7, 2016
[Tweet from the Venezuelan Presidency official account:]
— Prensa Presidencial (@PresidencialVen) July 3, 2016
The sanctions target Venezuelan government officials and others accused of violating human rights, suppressing political opposition and committing violence against peaceful protestors.
Venezuela ‘willing’ to restore diplomatic ties with US now that it’s run out of money.
Linked to by Rantburg. Thank you!