U.S. Prepares To Take Action On Venezuela’s Government-Run Food Aid Program For Alleged Corruption, Money-Laundering
Wall Street Journal: U.S. Prepares Charges, Sanctions Over Venezuela’s Food-Aid Program
“The U.S. is preparing measures ranging from criminal charges to sanctions against people it believes to be involved in Venezuela’s military-run emergency food program, according to U.S. officials, part of an effort to target what they describe as a large-scale money-laundering operation run by the government. … The emergency food program — known by its Spanish initials, CLAP — is the main food source for an estimated 15% of Venezuelans and a critical supplement for a far larger percentage of the population…” (Talley et al., 5/21).