Inaugural Committee Records show Citgo Petroleum, a US Affiliate of Venezuela’s State Oil Company PDVSA, was 1 of the Biggest Corporate Donors to Events Surrounding the Swearing-In Ceremony.
It came in under Bank of America’s $1 Million Contribution.
Nicolas Maduro has been Careful not to Antagonise the New US President, but the Trump Administration has recently Stepped up Criticism of Venezuela’s Government.
In February, Mr Trump met the Wife of a Jailed Opposition Leader at the White House & on Tuesday the US State Department Issued a Statement Decrying Violence against Protesters.
“Those Responsible for the Criminal Repression of Peaceful Democratic Activity … will be held Individually Accountable for their Actions by the Venezuelan People & their Institutions, as well as the International Community,” the statement read.
On Wednesday, 2 People were Shot Dead as Thousands of Venezuelans took part in Protests against Mr Maduro Demanding Fresh Elections & the Release of Jailed Opposition Politicians.
The South American Country has the World’s Largest Oil Reserves & once Commanded a Booming Economy, but many Venezuelans Accuse Mr Maduro of Pilfering the Nation’s Wealth.