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Washington sanctions 8 Venezuelan officials including a brother of Chavez

Ⓒ AFP – NICHOLAS KAMM – | US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin on July 27, 2017 in Washington

The United States on Wednesday adopted sanctions against eight Venezuelan officials, including a brother of former President Hugo Chavez.

US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin justifies this decision by their involvement in the establishment of a constituent assembly deemed “illegitimate”. “This regime is unacceptable and the United States will stand by the opposition against tyranny until Venezuela restores a prosperous and peaceful democracy,” he said.

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