Florida Governor threatened to close investments of companies doing business with Venezuela


Caracas, 03 Oct. AVN.- Florida Governor Rick Scott announced he will push forward a bill against companies doing business with the Venezuelan government, through threats to close state investment of those companies.

According to the EFE news agency, this is Governor's second such measure, since last February he had already banned investments linked to the Venezuelan government in the state of Florida, where anti-Chavez agents coexist.

With the new measure, companies must choose between what he call supporting the Latin American country "or seeking investments from the state of Florida, not both," Scott said in a statement.

EFE notes that Scott announced this measure at the 2017 Latin American Summit, which brings together figures such as the governor of Florida and Luis Almagro, secretary general of the Organization of American States (OAS), promoter of interventionist actions against Venezuela.

The coercive proposal is also in line with the unilateral sanctions imposed by U.S. President Donald Trump on the South American country's government and state oil company PDVSA, the main company of the nation's people.

03/10/2017 - 02:47 pm