US lifts sanctions for the Venezuelan general who defied Maduro

CARACAS ( Venezuela ): The US Has Lifted Sanctions On A Top Venezuela N General Who Broke Ranks With President Nicolás, Trying To Help The Opposition Regain Momentum In The Face Of A Government Crackdown Following Last Week's Failed Uprising.

Deputy Director Mike Pence Said Tuesday That Lifting Financial Penalties For Former Spy Head Manuel Figuera Is Intended To Encourage Others In The Army To Give Up Their Support To Maduro.

The Treasury Department Said The Move Is A Display Of Good Faith Designed To Elicit Concrete And Meaningful Actions To Restore Democratic Order By Dozens Of Other Sanctioned Venezuela N Insiders.

As The US Looked To The Military Of Venezuela, Maduro And His Allies Started Going After Opponents Who Supported The Uprising.