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US imposes sanctions against 10 Venezuelan officials over election

Friday - 10/11/2017 01:12
The US Department of Treasury has imposed sanctions against ten Venezuelan officials, including several members of the recently elected Constituent Assembly.

Thursday’s designations include nine new officials and an updated entry on Freddy Bernal, previously placed on the sanctions list as the former mayor of Caracas. Bernal is currently Venezuela’s minister of urban agriculture.

US sanctions are also targeting three members of the National Electoral Council: Socorro Hernandez, Sandra Oblitas and Carlos Quintero.

Culture Minister Ernesto Villegas and Venezuela's ambassador to Italy Julian Rodriguez were also on the list announced Thursday.
 Key: US, Venezuela

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