Fighting for Florida

During today’s Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing discussing the ongoing political crisis in Venezuela, Senator Rubio argued for the need to impose sanctions on the following 23 individuals he says are responsible for human rights violations in the country:

Name

Position

Organization

Aref Eduardo Richany Jiménez

General Director

Directorate of Armaments and Explosives (DAEX)

Julio César Morales Prieto

General Director

Directorate of Armaments and Explosives (DAEX)

Hugo Carvajal

Director

Directorate of Military Intelligence

Iván Hernández Dala

Director

General Directorate of Military Counterintelligence

Luisa Ortega Diaz

General Prosecutor

Office of the General Prosecutor

Luis Alberto Arrayago Coronel

Chief of the Regional Command Number 8

National Bolivarian Armed Forces

Miguel Vivas Landino

Chief Strategic Region of Integral Defense of the Andes

National Bolivarian Armed Forces

Francisco Rangel Gómez

Governor

Governorship Bolívar State

Alexis Ramírez

Governor

Governorship Mérida State

Jose Gregorio Vielma Mora

Governor

Governorship Táchira State

Henry Rangel Silva

Governor

Governorship Trujillo State

Aquíles Rojas Patiño

Commander of the "Guardia del Pueblo" Regiment

Bolivarian National Guard

Justo Jose Noguera Pietri

Commander General

Bolivarian National Guard

Sergio Rivero Marcano

National Commander, Guardia del Pueblo

Bolivarian National Guard

Antonio Benavides Torres

Director of Operations

Bolivarian National Guard

Franklin Garcia Duque

Chief of the Regional Command Number 1

Bolivarian National Guard

Arquímedes Herrera Ruso

Chief of the Regional Command Number 2

Bolivarian National Guard

Manuel José Graterol Colmenarez

Chief of the Regional Command Number 3

Bolivarian National Guard

Octavio Chacón

Chief of the Regional Command Number 4

Bolivarian National Guard

Manuel Quevedo

Chief of the Regional Command Number 5

Bolivarian National Guard

Gustavo Colmenares

Chief of the Operative Zone of Integral Defense

Venezuelan Navy

Miguel Rodriguez Torres

Minister

Ministry of Interior, Justice, and Peace

Marcos Rojas Figueroa

Vice Minister of the Integral Police System

Ministry of Interior, Justice, and Peace

Hebert Garcia Plaza

Vice Minister of Services

Ministry of Defense

Manuel Eduardo Pérez Urdaneta

Director

Bolivarian National Police

Gustavo Enrique González López

Director General

Servicio Bolivariano de Inteligencia (SEBIN) (Intelligence Services)

Manuel Gregorio Bernal Martínez

Director General - removed on Feb 18

Servicio Bolivariano de Inteligencia (SEBIN) (intelligence Services)