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US hits 'dictator' Maduro with sanctions over disputed vote - The Daily Star

US hits 'dictator' Maduro with sanctions over disputed voteThe Daily StarCARACAS: The United States hit Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro with direct sanctions Monday over a disputed and deadly weekend vote that, while consolidating his power, has largely isolated him at home and abroad as the “dictator” of a failing ...and more »

News Wrap: US slaps Venezuela's Maduro with financial sanctions - PBS NewsHour;

News Wrap: US slaps Venezuela's Maduro with financial sanctions - PBS NewsHour

PBS NewsHourNews Wrap: US slaps Venezuela's Maduro with financial sanctionsPBS NewsHourIn the our news wrap Monday, Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro celebrated the election of a new legislative body that would give him sweeping new powers. However, the U.S. slapped Maduro with financial sanctions, with President Trump calling the ...and more »

Venezuelan Leader Defiant as US Imposes Sanctions on Him - NBC Chicago;

Venezuelan Leader Defiant as US Imposes Sanctions on Him - NBC Chicago

NBC ChicagoVenezuelan Leader Defiant as US Imposes Sanctions on HimNBC ChicagoNational Security Advisor H. R. McMaster announced new sanctions placed on Venezuela President Nicolas Maduro during a press conference at the White House on Monday, July 31, freezing Maduro's assets and barring Americans from doing business ...and more »

Latin American Left Indulges Maduro - Bloomberg;

Latin American Left Indulges Maduro - Bloomberg

BloombergLatin American Left Indulges MaduroBloombergBallots were still being counted in Venezuela the day after, but one result of the July 30 vote to pick a national assembly to write a new national constitution is already in. The Latin American left, which roundly cheered the vote, is a big loser ...and more »

Venezuelan lawmaker vows opposition will go on - CBS News;

Venezuelan lawmaker vows opposition will go on - CBS News

CBS NewsVenezuelan lawmaker vows opposition will go onCBS NewsCARACAS, Venezuela -- The Trump administration slapped economic sanctions on Venezuela's president Monday. Treasury secretary Steven Mnuchin said Nicolas Maduro has become a dictator -- after holding an election Sunday designed to give himself ...and more »

Canada condemns Venezuela's 'undemocratic' vote but won't join US sanctions yet - Radio Canada International;

Canada condemns Venezuela's 'undemocratic' vote but won't join US sanctions yet - Radio Canada International

Radio Canada InternationalCanada condemns Venezuela's 'undemocratic' vote but won't join US sanctions yetRadio Canada InternationalThe Liberal government “denounces and condemns” Sunday's vote for a new legislative superbody in Venezuela that gives President Nicolas Maduro sweeping powers to reshape the country's political system but will not follow the Trump administration in ...and more »

US announces sanctions against Venezuelan President Maduro - ABC News;

US announces sanctions against Venezuelan President Maduro - ABC News

ABC NewsUS announces sanctions against Venezuelan President MaduroABC NewsThe U.S. Treasury Department has sanctioned Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro just one day after his government held elections for a constituent assembly that would rewrite the country's constitution. Today's decision by the Treasury freezes all of ...and more »

Opposition leaders, election experts decry Venezuela vote - Reuters UK;

Opposition leaders, election experts decry Venezuela vote - Reuters UK

Reuters UKOpposition leaders, election experts decry Venezuela voteReuters UKVenezuelan President Nicolas Maduro casts his vote at a polling station during the Constituent Assembly election in Caracas, Venezuela. Miraflores Palace/via REUTERS. CARACAS (Reuters) - President Nicolas Maduro says 8 million Venezuelans cast ...and more »

What's next? New Venezuela assembly has vast powers - National Post

What's next? New Venezuela assembly has vast powersNational PostBOGOTA — The newly elected assembly that will rewrite Venezuela's constitution will have nearly unlimited legal power to install an even more staunchly socialist state, but its very creation has spawned opposition at home and abroad that threatens to ...and more »

Venezuela increasingly isolated after election violence - Japan Today;

Venezuela increasingly isolated after election violence - Japan Today

Japan TodayVenezuela increasingly isolated after election violenceJapan TodayVenezuelan President Nicolas Maduro was increasingly isolated internationally on Monday following a bloody vote that handed his Socialist party almost total power to rule -- but whose legitimacy is broadly rejected. The United States, Mexico, Colombia, ...and more »

Oil prices rise on possible US sanction against Venezuela - Xinhua

Oil prices rise on possible US sanction against VenezuelaXinhuaNEW YORK, July 31 (Xinhua) -- Oil prices rose on Monday following news that the U.S. is considering stepping up sanctions against Venezuela. The U.S. government is considering imposing U.S. sanctions on Venezuela's vital oil sector after Venezuela held ...and more »

US imposes sanctions on Venezuelan 'dictator' - Sky News Australia;

US imposes sanctions on Venezuelan 'dictator' - Sky News Australia

Sky News AustraliaUS imposes sanctions on Venezuelan 'dictator'Sky News AustraliaThe US has hit Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro with financial sanctions after the country held an election to rewrite the constitution. 'Yesterday's illegitimate elections confirm that Maduro is a dictator who disregards the will of the Venezuelan ...and more »

Italy Refuses to Recognize Venezuelan Constituent Assembly – Prime Minister - Sputnik International;

Italy Refuses to Recognize Venezuelan Constituent Assembly – Prime Minister - Sputnik International

Sputnik InternationalItaly Refuses to Recognize Venezuelan Constituent Assembly – Prime MinisterSputnik InternationalItaly does not recognize the National Constituent Assembly of Venezuela and believes that the situation in the country comes close to a civil war, according to Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni. An anti-government demonstrator aims a slingshot ...and more »

White House sanctions Venezuelan President Maduro after 'farce' election - Washington Post;

White House sanctions Venezuelan President Maduro after 'farce' election - Washington Post

Washington PostWhite House sanctions Venezuelan President Maduro after 'farce' electionWashington PostThe White House on Monday slapped sanctions on Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro for his "outrageous seize of power." "Maduro is not just a bad leader. He is now a dictator," said President Trump's chief of staff John Kelly. The sanctions freeze all ...and more »

UPDATE 1-Oil markets escape Venezuela sanctions for now - Reuters

UPDATE 1-Oil markets escape Venezuela sanctions for nowReutersNEW YORK, July 31 (Reuters) - U.S. oil markets had a muted reaction on Monday after Washington slapped sanctions on Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro but experts say broader oil-sector and financial sanctions may be the only way to make the ...and more »

Oil markets escape Venezuela sanctions for now - Reuters;

Oil markets escape Venezuela sanctions for now - Reuters

ReutersOil markets escape Venezuela sanctions for nowReutersPedestrians walk next to a PDVSA gas station in Caracas, Venezuela, July 25, 2017. Picture taken July 25, 2017.Andres Martinez Casares. NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. oil markets had a muted reaction on Monday after Washington slapped sanctions on ...and more »

What's Next for Venezuela? - Cato Institute (blog)

What's Next for Venezuela?Cato Institute (blog)Yesterday's fraudulent and illegitimate vote to install a constituent assembly in Venezuela is the definitive step towards consolidating a de jure dictatorship in that country. The constituent assembly will enjoy supra-constitutional powers, which ...and more »

In Wake Of 'Sham Election,' US Sanctions Venezuelan President Maduro - WEMU;

In Wake Of 'Sham Election,' US Sanctions Venezuelan President Maduro - WEMU

WEMUIn Wake Of 'Sham Election,' US Sanctions Venezuelan President MaduroWEMUVenezuelan President Nicolas Maduro celebrates the results of Sunday's referendum to elect members of his constituent assembly. For this "fundamental assault on the freedoms of the Venezuelan people," the U.S. Treasury announced sanctions on Maduro ...and more »

US slaps financial sanctions on Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro - Deutsche Welle;

US slaps financial sanctions on Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro - Deutsche Welle

Deutsche WelleUS slaps financial sanctions on Venezuelan President Nicolas MaduroDeutsche WelleThe US is to impose financial sanctions on President Nicolas Maduro after an election giving the ruling party virtually unlimited powers. The measures bar Americans doing business with the South American leader. Venezuela Präsident Maduro Rede in ...and more »

US imposes sanctions on Venezuelan leader Nicolás Maduro - BBC News;

US imposes sanctions on Venezuelan leader Nicolás Maduro - BBC News

BBC NewsUS imposes sanctions on Venezuelan leader Nicolás MaduroBBC NewsThe US government has branded Venezuela's President Nicolás Maduro "a dictator" and frozen any US assets, after he held a controversial poll. Under the sanctions, US firms and individuals are banned from doing business with Mr Maduro. The election of a ...and more »