Trump sanctions members of Venezuelan Supreme Court

Trump sanctions members of Venezuelan Supreme Court

Opposition activists protest against the deaths of 43 people in clashes with the police during weeks of demonstrations against the government of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, in Caracas on May 17, 2017.

The announcement on Thursday comes two months after the Trump administration issued similar sanctions against Venezuela's vice president,Tareck El Aissami, and a frontman he used to launder his money. Treasury blocked 13 U.S.-based companies and real estate holdings throughout Miamiowned by the two men.

President Barack Obama also used his Treasury Department to punish members of Maduro's government. In 2015, the department sanctioned seven government officials,accusing them of human rights violations and declaring their government a threat to U.S. national security.



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