US imposes sanctions on wife of Venezuelan president and three others in his inner circle

Cilia Flores, right, is shown on Tuesday in Caracas alongside her husband, Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro. Photo: Miraflores Palace/Handout

By Caribbean News Now contributor

WASHINGTON, USA — On Tuesday, the US Treasury Department announced new sanctions against Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro’s wife, Cilia Adela Flores de Maduro, the former attorney general and president of the National Assembly.

Delcy Rodriguez, the executive vice president, Jorge Rodriguez, minister of communication and information, and Vladimir Padrino, the defence minister, also were also sanctioned by the US government.

“We are continuing to designate loyalists who enable Maduro to solidify his hold on the military and the government while the Venezuelan people suffer,” said Treasury…

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