U.S. imposes sanctions on two Venezuelan officials over trial of former Citgo executives

The United States on Wednesday imposed sanctions on a Venezuelan judge and a prosecutor over their roles in the trial of six former executives of U.S. refiner Citgo sentenced to prison by a Venezuelan court last month. The U.S. Treasury Department in a statement said it blacklisted the Supreme Court judge who presided over the… Read More U.S. imposes sanctions on two Venezuelan officials over trial of former Citgo executives

U.S. imposes sanctions on Venezuelan president, Iranian defense ministry

The United States on Monday slapped new sanctions on the Iranian defense ministry and others involved in Iran’s nuclear and weapons program to support its assertion that all U.N. sanctions against Tehran are now restored, a move disputed by key European allies as well as U.S. adversaries such as Russia and China. Secretary of State… Read More U.S. imposes sanctions on Venezuelan president, Iranian defense ministry

U.S. seizes four Iranian fuel shipments bound for Venezuela

The United States said on Friday it had confiscated four Iranian fuel shipments that had been bound for Venezuela, disrupting a key supply line for both Tehran and Caracas as they defied U.S. sanctions. U.S. President Donald Trump said Iran should not be sending cargoes to Venezuela and added that the seized shipments were bound… Read More U.S. seizes four Iranian fuel shipments bound for Venezuela

U.S. offers reward for information that could lead to arrest of Venezuela chief justice

The United States on Tuesday imposed sanctions on Venezuelan Chief Justice Maikel Moreno and announced a reward for information leading to his arrest or conviction for allegedly participating in transnational organized crime. In a statement, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said the United States was offering a $5 million reward for information leading to… Read More U.S. offers reward for information that could lead to arrest of Venezuela chief justice

U.S. imposes sanctions on Mexican companies, individuals over Venezuelan link

The United States on Thursday imposed sanctions on Mexican companies and individuals and two oil tankers under a program meant to pressure the government of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, the Treasury Department said. It was reported last month that the FBI was probing several Mexican and European companies allegedly involved in trading Venezuelan oil, gathering… Read More U.S. imposes sanctions on Mexican companies, individuals over Venezuelan link

U.S. indicts Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro for ‘narco-terrorism’

The U.S. government on Thursday indicted Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro and more than a dozen other top Venezuelan officials on charges of ‘narco-terrorism’, the latest escalation of the Trump administration’s pressure campaign aimed at ousting the socialist leader. The State Department offered a reward of up to $15 million for information leading to the arrest… Read More U.S. indicts Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro for ‘narco-terrorism’