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U.S. Defends Venezuelan Sanctions as Caracas Talks Continue

  • Sanctions are needed to help fight ‘repression,’ official says
  • Measures can help fight corruption as public funds dwindle
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The U.S. defended its use of sanctions against Venezuela as a means of responding to “repression” in the South American country at the same time a top Obama administration diplomat tries to break an impasse between opposition leaders and President Nicolas Maduro’s government.

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