April 15, 2019: Canada sanctions 45 more under Venezuela program

Canada imposes additional sanctions on the Maduro regime in Venezuela

April 15, 2019 – Ottawa, Ontario – Global Affairs Canada

In response to the Maduro regime’s attempts to strengthen its authoritarian rule over Venezuela, Canada today announces its fourth round of sanctions against key figures in the regime, adding to the 70 that have already been sanctioned.

Under the Special Economic Measures Act, the Honourable Chrystia Freeland, Minister of Foreign Affairs, is today announcing targeted sanctions against 43 individuals responsible for the deteriorating situation in Venezuela. They are high ranking officials of the Maduro regime, regional governors and/or directly implicated in activities undermining democratic institutions.

These measures are being taken in response to the Maduro regime’s anti-democratic actions, particularly relating to the repression and persecution of the members of the interim government, censorship, and excessive use of force against civil society, undermining the independence of the judiciary and other democratic institutions.

Quotes

“During the Lima Group meeting held in Ottawa on February 4, 2019, we called on the international community to take action against the Maduro regime. Today, Canada is taking that action by holding 43 more people accountable for their roles in worsening the situation in Venezuela.”

– Hon. Chrystia Freeland, P.C., M.P., Minister of Foreign Affairs

From the official posting of the amending regulation, here are those being added to the sanctions:

  1. Manuel Gregorio BERNAL MARTÍNEZ

  2. Iván Rafael HERNÁNDEZ DALA

  3. Manuel Ricardo Cristopher FIGUERA

  4. Hildemaro José RODRÍGUEZ MÚCURA

  5. Rafael Enrique BASTARDO MENDOZA

  6. José Miguel DOMÍNGUEZ RAMÍREZ

  7. Cristian Abelardo MORALES ZAMBRANO

  8. Franklin GARCÍA DUQUE

  9. Richard Jesús LÓPEZ VARGAS

  10. José Miguel MONTOYA RODRÍGUEZ

  11. Giuseppe Alessandro Martín Alessandrello CIMADEVILLA

  12. José Adelino ORNELAS FERREIRA

  13. Carlos Augusto Leal TELLERÍA

  14. Jorge Alberto ARREAZA MONTSERRAT

  15. Katherine Nayarith HARRINGTON PADRÓN

  16. Reinaldo Enrique MUÑOZ PEDROZA

  17. Alfredo RUIZ ANGULO

  18. Larry Devoe MÁRQUEZ

  19. Nelson Reinaldo LEPAJE SALAZAR

  20. Carlos Erik MALPICA FLORES

  21. Manuel Ángel FERNÁNDEZ MELÉNDEZ

  22. Franco SILVA AVILA

  23. Jorge Elieser MÁRQUEZ MONSALVE

  24. José RIVAS

  25. Luis Eduardo ORTEGA MORALES

  26. Simón Alejandro ZERPA DELGADO

  27. Manuel Salvador QUEVEDO FERNÁNDEZ

  28. Víctor Hugo CANO PACHECO

  29. Adrián Antonio PERDOMO MATA

  30. Justo José NOGUERA PIETRI

  31. Gladys REQUENA

  32. Eduardo PIÑATE

  33. Earle HERRERA

  34. María Alejandra DÍAZ

  35. Marco Antonio MEDINA

  36. Bárbara Gabriela CÉSAR SIERO

  37. Inocencio FIGUEROA

  38. María Carolina AMELIACH VILLARROEL

  39. Eulalia GUERRERO RIVERO

  40. Omar José PRIETO FERNÁNDEZ

  41. Ramón Alonso CARRIZALEZ RENGIFO

  42. Jorge Luis GARCÍA CARNEIRO

  43. Rafael Alejandro LACAVA EVANGELISTA

Links:

Canada Venezuela Sanctions page

Regulations Amending the Special Economic Measures (Venezuela) Regulations (unofficial version)

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