I am not going to speculate on why the US treasury suddenly decides to blacklist 4 guys whose names should have been blacklisted at least a couple of years ago. They have their reasons even if they go with a dreadful sense of timing. Rather, let's have fun at the expense of the one who has been a noted criminal since at least April 2002.
Freddy Bernal got Caracas Libertador mayor position courtesy of Chavez, because Bernal was already deeply involved with mob and guerrilla services for Chavez, in addition of coup mongering, and assorted activities such as blackmail, I suppose. As an ethics questioned police officer he has the background, plus that in spite of a few harsh words against Chavez he keeps hovering around can only mean he has got some goods on Chavez.
In other words the guy is a creep, and without a doubt in my mind, or the US Treasury, a criminal (so are the other three, in particular Cliver, but let's keep it simple).
Now the thing is that the guy takes it seriously enough to imply that this "aggression" from the US is an aggression to the "fatherland", la patria! I think the last one that was this blunt in confusing state and persona, besides Chavez, was Louis the XIV..... You know, the guy from "L'Etat c'est moi". Well, and a few dictators if truth be told.
That is why I suggest, that in keeping with the spirit of the times where noted criminals in Venezuelan jails ("pranes") get a nickname, we call from now on Bernal "el patrio", masculine for fatherland in Spanish, or somthing of the sort.