The Trump administration is imposing sanctions on members of Venezuela's Supreme Court following a series of rulings that the US says has usurped power from the nation's opposition-controlled congress and sparked a deadly wave of unrest.
"We just want respect for our sovereignty, we want respect for our independence, we want to be free and we want the support of the Caribbean for our sovereignty", Head of Mission Francisco Manuel Perez Santana told journalists at a news conference at the embassy in Hastings, Christ Church.
"From this moment we are not going to permit any more violent or terroristic acts", said Jose Morantes Torres, commander of a regional defense force overseeing operations.
The 32-judge Supreme Court has aided President Maduro in his consolidation of control by dissolving the democratically elected National Assembly and allowing the president to rule by executive authority. In February, the USA announced it was freezing the assets of Vice President Tareck El Aissami, accusing him of playing a major role in worldwide drug trafficking.
The high court is dominated by loyalists of President Nicolas Maduro.
A day before Guerrero's death, the chief prosecutor had put the death toll at 42 for protests that erupted after the Supreme Court moved to dissolve the opposition-controlled congress in late March.
Venezuelan Foreign Minister Delcy Rodriguez decried the USA sanctions on Twitter as "outrageous and unacceptable".
Venezuela has been rocked by protests as people take to the streets to protest the Maduro regime's power grab.
"In the recent past they had discussions about the two countries and the president [gave] the reasons why things are happening in Venezuela and the Honourable Freundel Stuart heard what he was saying", Perez said.
"It is not tolerable that these individuals, after they destroyed the country, and are responsible for the chaos that Venezuela is experiencing, seek to exonerate themselves", he said. One was the approval of Maduro's budget and his appointment of two government sympathizers to the National Electoral Council, decisions that are supposed to require National Assembly approval.
Moreno, while not directly involved in those decisions, has defended them and from the bench also upheld a almost 14-year sentence for opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez a day after Trump called for his release at a White House meeting with Lopez's wife.
The new sanctions come as Maduro is facing increasing worldwide pressure to hold elections.
The UN Security Council turned its attention to the growing crisis in Venezuela for the first time on Wednesday, May 17, as the U.S. warned of the consequences of "serious instability" in the country. The Washington-based Organization of American States is holding a rare foreign ministers council session on the troubled South American nation later this month.
Maduro is pushing to resolve the crisis by convening a special assembly to rewrite the nation's constitution.
President Nicolas Maduro has accused the opposition of inciting violence by calling people on to the streets.