US imposes sanctions on Venezuela Supreme Court
- Author: Salvatore Jensen May 20, 2017,
May 20, 2017, 9:07
Maduro had initially urged the world to give Trump a chance after he was elected in November but his government unleashed its strongest condemnation to date of the Republican president.
The opposition and the government accuse each other of trying to stage a coup.
An anti-government protester wearing a mask depicting the Monster Inc. character Sulley drives a motorbike through a barricade set up by fellow protesters, in Caracas, Venezuela, Thursday, May 18, 2017.
"I am pleased that the administration has made Venezuela, human rights and respect for democracy a priority", Rubio said. The protest in Caracas comes after nearly two months of unrest nationwide in which more than 40 people have been killed.
The Catholic Church representative also pointed out that the peaceful protests that are taking place in Venezuela should not be "seen as a criminal act".
President Nicolas Maduro also weighed in, accusing the U.S. of "leading" the "destabilisation of Venezuela".
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The Trump administration is imposing sanctions on members of Venezuela's Supreme Court following a series of rulings that the US says has usurped power from the nation's opposition-controlled congress and sparked a deadly wave of unrest.
A ruling issued in late March that stripped Venezuela's congress of its last powers was later reversed amid a storm of global criticism.
Thursday as punishment for annulling the opposition-led Congress earlier this year, USA officials said.
Authorities in Caracas described as "absurd" the allegations made by Trump during Thursday's meeting with Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos when he said Venezuela presented a awful problem and called the ongoing crisis a "disgrace to humanity".
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Almost two months of street protests throughout Venezuela have left at least 46 people dead.
Venezuela has fallen into turmoil amid growing inflation, food shortages and social unrest.
Venezuela's leftist government let rip against U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday, blasting a fresh round of U.S. sanctions and his strong condemnation of the South American country as relations again sour between the ideological foes. "Get your dirty hands out of here".
In issuing its sanctions ruling, the U.S. Treasury Department cited several court rulings since the opposition gained control of congress.
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