Venezuela VP blasts drug sanctions in full-page NY Times ad

Venezuela's Vice President is using a full-page advertisement in the New York Times to lash out at Trump administration's decision to sanction him for drug trafficking.

Tareck El Aissami calls the accusations against him baseless and a violation of his human rights in the letter addressed to Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin.

He also says that as interior minister, he extradited 21 captured drug lords to the U.S.

The Treasury Department last week froze El Aissami's American bank accounts and stripped him of his visa for allegedly helping facilitate large cocaine shipments from Venezuela.

El Aissami asserts he is innocent in the letter and calls on the United States to re-examine the drug war. He also accuses the Drug Enforcement Administration of criminal ties and lacking a commitment to fight traffickers.



Add Comment

all comments

  Other news

more
Is this boy band the new One Direction?

Is this boy band the new One Direction?..

25-Jul, 04:50

Step aside One Direction, there is a new boy band in town and they go by...

Love Island fans confirm Chris Hughes has already dumped Olivia Attwood? Hunk sparks speculation over Alex Bowen’s cryptic tweet

Love Island fans confirm Chris Hughes has already dumped Olivia Attwood? Hunk sparks..

25-Jul, 08:51

But have things already ended for the pair? Kem Cetinay’s best friend had...

Michael Kors to acquire shoemaker Jimmy Choo in $1.4B deal

Michael Kors to acquire shoemaker Jimmy Choo in $1.4B deal..

25-Jul, 07:50

The Jimmy Choo Empire pump in camel. Michael Kors reached a deal to...

David Beckham plans his revenge against Victoria after she posts funny video of him at the gym

David Beckham plans his revenge against Victoria after she posts funny video of him at the gym..

24-Jul, 16:40

Victoria and David Beckham have been enjoying spending time together as a...

South Sudanese refugees grapple with honoring their dead

South Sudanese refugees grapple with honoring their dead..

24-Jun, 07:06

The cemetery for South Sudanese refugees lies between two streams that...

Hawaiian officials fear infections of rare parasitic worm will increase

Hawaiian officials fear infections of rare parasitic worm will increase..

07-Apr, 13:08

A spike in infections from a rare parasitic worm in the Hawaiian island...

Tia Carrere parties on for the 25th anniversary of 'Wayne's World'

Tia Carrere parties on for the 25th anniversary of 'Wayne's World'..

14-Feb, 12:28

"Wayne's World," the iconic 1990s comedy starring Mike Meyers and Dana...

Hydrogen fuel cell cars creep up _ slowly _ on electrics

Hydrogen fuel cell cars creep up _ slowly _ on electrics..

13-Apr, 03:16

Hydrogen fuel cell cars could one day challenge electric cars in the race...