A Timeline of US Sanctions on the Venezuelan Regime

Oil-Production Decline, Economic Crisis Preceded Punitive Measures

Centralized oil production made true the resource curse for Venezuela.

Centralized oil production made true the resource curse for Venezuela. (jp26jp)

For over a decade, the US government has enacted sanctions against Venezuelan individuals linked to terrorism, drug trafficking, and other criminal activities.

Not until 2015 did a sanction specifically address the Nicolás Maduro regime’s longtime assaults on democracy and human rights, and not until late 2017 did the sanctions go beyond specific individuals.

Backgrounder Content

  • How many Venezuelan officials are subject to US sanctions?
  • Timeline of key sanctions against the Venezuelan regime
  • Why is Nicolás Maduro still in office?
  • US Sanctions on Venezuelan versus oil-production losses

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Paz Gómez

Paz Gómez

Paz Gómez is the Antigua Report policy analyst. She is cofounder and academic coordinator of Libre Razón, a liberal think tank in Quito, Ecuador. She holds a bachelor's degree in international relations and political science from San Francisco University of Quito, with a minor in translation. Follow @PazenLibertad.

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