The House of Represenatives Foreign Affairs Committee passed a bill for sanctions against Chavista oligarchs. Apparently, a bunch of representatives led by John Conyers (born in 1929) is asking Obama to repel the bill.
Representatives Gregory Meeks (born in 1953) and Karen Bass (also born in 1953) are also supporting the move because they think any sanction would undermine a dialogue. There are a few others (11 in total) but I haven't been able to find the names.
Now, these three people agreed, like 99.7% of all representatives who took part on a vote, to support a motion "supporting the people of Venezuela as they protest peacefully for democratic change and calling to end the violence". What are they looking for now? Who are behind them? Not us, the opposition of Venezuela.
My question: what dialogue if Maduro has said he wants a dialogue but he won't accept negotiations? A Mugabe-style dialogue?
Some of the Boligarchs these representatives would be protecting:
|Diosdado Cabello, former coup monger and current president of National Assembly|
|Rafael Ramírez, oil company PDVSA mogul|