(currenthollywood) Vice President Mike Pence plans to call Monday on Venezuela to suspend its presidential election later this month because of corruption concerns, two people familiar with the matter said. While giving a speech this morning to the Organization of American States, Pence also announced that 20 companies with ties to Maduro will be sanctioned as well for narcotics trafficking. Pence urged other OAS member countries to help the USA increase pressure on the Maduro regime by cutting off “Venezuela’s corrupt leaders from laundering money through your financial systems” and by enacting visa restrictions to block their travel. Moncada recalled that Article 20 of the OAS Charter prohibits all coercive measures against Member States and stressed that “we cannot allow anyone to attack us, from anywhere, much less the vice president of a racist empire that has tried this with the whole region”. Platts Analytics said in a recent note that a Maduro win “would remove nearly any prospect for the economic reforms required to reverse production declines, and could create even more pressure on PDVSA by triggering USA oil sector sanctions”. “We believe it is time to do more, much more”, Pence said during his address. Eden Hazard shows off new haircut ahead of Chelsea FC clash The Red Devils have been given a blow regarding a transfer for Chelsea superstar Eden Hazard in the summer transfer window. . The 27-year-old is contracted to Chelsea until 2020 but is expected to sign a new contract instead of seeking a new move. The U.S. joins the European Union in calling on Venezuela to postpone the May 20 election until there are better assurances that it will be a free and fair democratic contest. The suggestion was immediately rejected by Caracas. In response, Moncada said that “there is no possibility of the elections being suspended”, a timetable has been successfully fulfilled according to statements made by the directors of the National Electoral Council (CNE). The U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control said that Martin was indicted on 2015 by a grand jury in Florida for willfully conspiring to distribute a controlled substance into the United States and possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance on board an aircraft registered in the United States. Of the 20 companies included in the black list, 16 was in Venezuela and four in Panama. An anonymous White House source did indicate to Reuters that the oil-related sanctions were still being considered. US oil major ConocoPhillips has moved to take Caribbean assets of PDVSA to enforce a $2 billion arbitration award, three sources told
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