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U.S. Announces Sanctions Against 13 Venezuelan Officials

  • U.S. is trying to deter Maduro from rewriting constitution
  • ‘Bad day for 13 enablers of’ Maduro, Marco Rubio tweets
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Why Venezuela's Many Crises Keep Getting Worse

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The Trump administration announced sanctions on 13 senior Venezuelan officials on Wednesday as it tries to deter the nation’s president, Nicolas Maduro, from proceeding with a plan to rewrite the nation’s constitution.

The move against the officials -- the third round of sanctions against Venezuelans under the Trump administration -- is one offshoot of a broader U.S. probe into corruption allegations that began several years ago and has resulted in some criminal charges.