US hits 'dictator' Maduro with sanctions over disputed Venezuela vote

US hits 'dictator' Maduro with sanctions over disputed Venezuela voteThe measures were unusual in that they targeted a sitting head of state, but their reach was mostly symbolic, freezing any US assets Maduro might have and banning people under US jurisdiction from dealing with him. “Yesterday’s illegitimate elections confirm that Maduro is a dictator who disregards the will of the Venezuelan people,” US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin told reporters. Maduro lashed out at the move, saying it smacked of American imperialism.



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