U.S. Freezes Assets of Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro

1 Aug 2017   Venezuela

The U.S. imposed sanctions against Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro on Monday, saying his government abused human rights and organized an illegitimate vote designed to advance an authoritarian regime, as the leader threatened his domestic opponents with imprisonment. The U.S. Treasury Department’s move freezes any assets Mr. Maduro has within American jurisdiction, putting him in a small club of leaders it targets including North…

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