Socialist Dictatorship Threatens To Use Border Crisis To Wrangle Concessions From Biden

The socialist dictatorship is threatening to use the border crisis to extract economic concessions from President Joe Biden.

Delcy Rodríguez, vice president of the socialist Venezuelan government, says that if the Biden administration reinstates sanctions on Venezuela’s economy, the country will take similar measures, including suspending repatriation flights for illegal Venezuelan migrants who show up at the U.S. border. I warned you that this is a possibility. The State Department on Tuesday reimposed sanctions on Venezuela’s mining sector, after the Venezuelan government repeatedly violated a deal brokered by the Biden administration in exchange for holding free and fair presidential elections. – Announced that similar sanctions may be imposed on the gas sector. for sanctions relief.

In a post on It will be revoked with immediate effect as of February 13th.”To the Wall Street Journal translation. (Related: Exclusive: Venezuelan gang members accused of kidnapping, strangling Florida man to death were in the U.S. illegally)

From fiscal years 2021 to 2023, the Border Patrol recorded approximately 435,000 encounters with Venezuelan migrants who illegally crossed the southern border. according to Data published by U.S. Customs and Border Protection. In October 2023, the Biden administration began operating deportation flights to Venezuela, but Venezuelan migrants are still flowing into the United States.

Weeks after these flights began, the Biden administration brokered an oil deal for de facto democracy with Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro in Barbados, but Venezuelan authorities announced that shortly after agreeing to the deal It has moved to suspend opposition candidates from winning primary elections.

The government arrested 33 people last week, including opposition parties, civil society members, and journalists, and Venezuela’s Supreme Court ruled on Friday that: To support An election ban against leading opposition politician Maria Colina Machado. Machado also claimed that the government was harassing the opposition and abducting opposition members. according to To the BBC.

Oil is crucial to Venezuela’s economy, which has virtually collapsed since socialism took hold in the country. In recent years, oil export revenues have covered about two-thirds of the Venezuelan government’s annual budget. according to In a report to the Council on Foreign Relations, the government estimates that the Biden administration’s sanctions relief could boost revenue by nearly 30% this year. according to to Reuters.

Since the Biden administration eased sanctions on Venezuelan oil production, Venezuela has been selling oil to buyers, reportedly including Chinese state-run oil and petrochemical company Sinochem. according to to Reuters.

Neither the State Department nor the White House immediately responded to requests for comment.

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