US calls for additional sanctions on Venezuela

US calls for additional sanctions on VenezuelaUS Vice President Mike Pence on Friday called for more sanctions on Venezuela to isolate President Nicolas Maduro and his administration, overshadowing the opening of a summit in Peru with Latin American leaders. Pence urged the extra measures as he met with Venezuelan opposition figures in Lima who called for more sanctions and “intervention” in their crisis-hit country. Maduro was not invited to take part in the summit, which began on Friday but was overshadowed by Pence’s calls for sanctions and US-led strikes in Syria, which caused the vice president to abruptly leave the opening ceremony.

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