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May 3, 2017 0 Comments

Venezuelan leaders welcome new U.S. sanctions, say Washington’s role is pivotal Media Mentions

As the political crisis in Venezuela intensifies by the day, sinking it further into social and financial turmoil, a group of U.S. senators is filing legislation on Wednesday toughening sanctions against corrupt officials and providing financial assistance to the starving country.

The bill would provide $10 million in humanitarian aid, require the State Department to coordinate a regional effort to ease the crisis, and ask U.S. intelligence to report on the involvement of Venezuelan government officials in corruption and the drug trade.

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