Originally published at: VENEZUELA CRUMBLING: US Officials Say Maduro HOARDING FOOD, MONEY from Starving Citizens | Sean Hannity
US officials unloaded on Venezuela’s socialist President during high-level UN meetings this week; directly accusing Nicolas Maduro of stealing money from the nation’s oil program and food from his starving citizens.
U.S. Treasury Assistant Secretary Marshall Billingslea slammed the left-wing leader during a meeting of the UN Security Council; saying Maduro and his wife “have laid low a once great nation and impoverished millions.”
“Something is very wrong when citizens of an oil-rich country have to leave in order to beg on Colombian streets to feed their children,” added US ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley. “That something is the corruption of the Maduro regime.”
Billingslea said the nation’s collapsing economy has led senior officials to sell high-end goods on the black market for “personal enrichment.”
“The valuable products are then sold on the black market at high profit margins for officials’ personal enrichment,” he said. “For example, an investigation by Venezuela’s democratically elected National Assembly uncovered instances where the regime spent $42 for a box of food when the food items in the box cost less than $13. Maduro’s inner circle kept the difference, which amounted to over $200 million in just one particular order.”
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