All options are on the table, including sanctions, when considering tools to coerce Venezuela into following constitutional lines, the U.S. government said. Venezuela is a member of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries, but has been hobbled by sanctions pressures and internal political fissures. Total production in January averaged 1.6 million barrels per day, down about 50,000 bpd from the previous month and a half million bpd less than its average from 2016. Washington already imposed sanctions on the Venezuelan government and military officials in December in response to allegations of corruption and repression under the administration of President Nicolas Maduro . New oil-related sanctions would strike a severe blow to an economy where inflation is running […]