Like the support of Russia and China, Maduro still has the support of the Venezuelan military, which may prove to be vital to his power. that the Venezuelan government had close ties with the military.
"The reconstruction of this country will be a huge challenge and we are not there yet." We continue to say that the military will face Maduro, a technical military government … So the question is whether these sanctions will put so much pressure on the Venezuelan military that they will finally turn to Maduro? "That is a truly open question," she said. The US "finally pulled the trigger" with sanctions against the PDVSA were "significant development."
"It will actually be an embargo on PDVSA products in the US," she told Steve Sedgwick of Florence. "This will create a lot of confusion for foreign IOC (international oil companies) and how they deal with an already approved subject."