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Venezuela Scorns Threat of Sanctions: ‘We Kneel for No One’

  • Nation has readied measures for financial and oil ‘blockade’
  • America has already levied sanctions on top regime officials
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Venezuela Inches Closer to Dictatorship

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President Nicolas Maduro said Venezuela’s authoritarian regime is prepared for additional retaliation from the U.S., one of the crisis-torn nation’s principal trade partners, including wide-reaching sanctions on its beleaguered economy and oil industry.

“I have prepared a set of decisions and measures to defend us against commercial, financial or oil blockades that Donald Trump will decree,” Maduro told reporters at press conference Tuesday.