U.S. Targets Venezuelan President Maduro for Sanctions

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. government will designate Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro on Monday for sanctions for undermining democracy, in response to Sunday’s election of a legislative superbody that Washington denounced as a “sham” vote, several sources said.

U.S. Prepares Sanctions Against Senior Venezuelan Officials

U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during a "Made in America" products showcase event at the White House in Washington, U.S.

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Trump administration is preparing sanctions against several senior Venezuelan officials, including the country’s defense minister and a ruling party leader, for alleged human rights violations and could announce the measures as early as Tuesday, U.S. officials said.