New sanctions against 'horrific' Venezuela

New sanctions against 'horrific' Venezuela

World May 19, 2017 07:42

WASHINGTON - The United States announced Thursday sanctions against eight members of the Venezuelan Supreme Court. The bankruptcy of the courts in US banks will be frozen, they can not enter the country and they can not trade with US citizens.

The measure is linked to the support granted by the Supreme Court to President Nicolas Maduro, despite the massive turbulence among the population and the collapsing economy. The judges would also interfere with tasks assigned to parliament. In riots in Venezuela, tens of thousands of people have come to life in recent weeks.

US President Donald Trump called the situation in the country 'horrendously' and 'a shame for humanity. 'He said after meeting in the White House with Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos.

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