US imposes new Venezuela sanctions on four individuals

# 20:33
25 February 2019

The United States Treasury Department has imposed fresh sanctions on Venezuelan officials amid the political and economic crisis in the country. The list this time includes four individualsç ONA reports citing Reuters.

Among the country's figures already placed under US restrictions are the president's wife, Cilia Adela Flores de Maduro, Venezuelan Vice President Delcy Eloina Rodrigues Lopez and Minister of Defence for the National Armed Forces Vladimir Padrino Lopez.

US Vice President Mike Pence is currently attending talks of the regional Lima Group states in Bogota. He is expected to declare the next US steps against Maduro and his government.

The new punitive measures were issued just hours after Venezuelan Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza blamed the current political and economic problems that Caracas is facing on the US financial blockade and warfare.