US Sanctions Four Firms, Three Based In Liberia And Nine Ships In Ongoing Venezuela Regime Change Push

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Nine oil tankers and four companies were placed on the US Treasury Department’s blacklist on Friday, as Washington sought to ratchet up sanctions on the government of Venezuela.

Three of the sanctioned companies – Jennifer Navigation, Lima Shipping, and Large Range Ltd., are said to be based in Monrovia Liberia, while PB Tankers SPA is based in Italy.

Of the nine ships added to the blacklist, two are registered in Italy, four in Malta, two in Greece and one in Panama. The US has already confiscated much of Venezuela’s gold and oil industry assets, seeking to effect regime change in Caracas and depose President Nicolas Maduro in favor of US-backed opposition leader Juan Guaido.

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.