US Vice President Mike Pence says sanctions on Venezuela will continue, in spite of the release of an American missionary from a Venezuelan prison.
Josh Holt and his wife Thamy, who had been held by Venezuela without trial on weapons charges since 2016, returned home on Saturday after the South American country’s government unexpectedly released them.
Welcoming the couple in a tweet, Pence said US sanctions will be in place until democracy returns to the country.
Very glad that Josh Holt is now back home with his family – where he has always belonged. Sanctions continue until democracy returns to Venezuela.
— Vice President Mike Pence (@VP) May 26, 2018
On Monday, US President Donald Trump boosted sanctions against Caracas, making it harder for Venezuela to liquidate state assets.
Washington has already imposed sanctions against Venezuela and blamed, together with its allies in the region and elsewhere, Nicolas Maduro’s government…