Diosdado Cabello Denies That US Confiscated 800 Million Dollars and Deported His Daughter
WASHINGTON — June 13, 2018
US authorities confiscated more than $800 million the senior Venezuelan leader Diosdado Cabello, Miami journalist Oscar Haza reported Tuesday during his morning radio show on Miami’s Spanish-language Zeta 92.3. Several national and international media organizations reproduced the information.
According to the sources, among the assets seized are a dozen properties in the US, including a luxury apartment located across from iconic Central Park in New York. Donald Trump’s government also ordered the deportation of Venezuela’s number two daughter when she tried to enter the United States.
Cabello, vice president of the United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV) and influential member of the Constituent Assembly which rules as a superpower in the country, is accused by Washington of corruption and drug trafficking and has received severe penalties by the Trump administration.
But Diosdado Cabello denied these reports:
“Do not you see Daniella? When was she deported? Today? New York? Well, bags (fools) those who believe that I, loving as I love my daughter, will send her to New York,” he said. Cabello.
“Mad things, and I have 800 million dollars in the United States, but there is no photo or test, nothing,” said the leader, considered the number two of the government of Nicolás Maduro.
“What lack of intelligence mine, at this point have 800 million dollars in the US and also expose my daughter to travel to that country according to make a tour of the US Congress, a little more imagination, gentlemen of the lie, “the leader had written earlier on his Twitter account.
The United States has applied financial sanctions to the Maduro government and the state oil company PDVSA, and also imposed individual sanctions against the president, Cabello, and some 60 other officials.
The oil-rich nation also faces sanctions from the European Union, Panama, and Canada.