USA explains president Venezuela sanctions after controversial election
The United States put the president of Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro sanctions. The ministry of Finance reported Monday that all of the assets of the socialist leader, who is under U.s. jurisdiction are frozen. Also, should American citizens have no business with him.
The Us measures are a response to the controversial Venezuelan election on Sunday. That “illegal election show that Maduro is a dictator the will of the Venezuelan people contravenes”, said minister Steven Mnuchin (Finance) in a statement.
The government of Venezuela has not yet responded to the discipline.
The U.S. had Maduro warned for action as he the election for the controversial constituent assembly would not blow off. The Venezuelan president explained that warning.
Background: Why are the elections in Venezuela so controversial?