Published: Fri, September 28, 2018
Worldwide | By Angelina Lucas

United States imposes sanctions on Venezuela's First Lady Cilia Flores

United States imposes sanctions on Venezuela's First Lady Cilia Flores

His remarks also came hours after the Treasury imposed additional sanctions on Maduro's wife Cilia Flores and other high-ranking Venezuelan officials, seizing all their US -based assets and banning all Americans from dealing with them in any financial capacity.

Embattled Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro travelled to the UN General Assembly yesterday to "defend his country" as six nations accused him of crimes against humanity and President Donald Trump hinted at taking strong action.

Venezuela has held close relations with Iran since the days of Hugo Chávez and both countries now share the similar struggle of dealing with economic sanctions imposed by the United States. "I would be willing to reach out my hand to the president of the United States, Donald Trump, to discuss matters bilaterally".

On Wednesday, presidents from five conservative Latin American governments and Canada's prime minister met in NY and signed a complaint with the International Criminal Court asking it to investigate Maduro on charges of crimes against humanity.

In 2016, the Venezuelan president began distributing CLAP boxes full of food.

As the leaders try to end conflicts in Syria, Yemen and elsewhere at this U.N. General Assembly running through October 1, America's go-it-alone attitude and growing divisions among key world powers risk eroding the U.N.'s ability to bring positive change.

President Trump said all options are on the table when it comes to handling the crisis in Venezuela. The White House a year ago responded to a similar request by saying such a meeting would happen when the country returned to democracy.

On Tuesday, the USA sanctioned key members of Mr...

The president's comments come after he blamed Maduro's socialist regime for Venezuela's economic crisis and mass poverty.

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The human rights group found that in two crackdowns, in 2014 and 2017, Venezuelan security forces committed systematic abuses against critics, including torture, and detained more than 5,400 people between April and July 2017.

Venezuela was once among the wealthiest nations in Latin America, but the economy has been gutted by falling oil prices, reduced oil output and widespread incompetence and corruption.

A broader set of financial sanctions created previous year bar American investors from acquiring newly issued debt, effectively locking the country out of credit markets and further fueling the country's cash-flow problems.

Maduro made the offer to the US President while speaking at the UN General Assembly on Wednesday. Venezuela does not release migration figures. In May, after Maduro won an election which American officials called a sham, the United States issued a broad set of financial sanctions which effectively blocked Venezuela from access to credit markets.

The Treasury said that Padrino helped ensure the military's loyalty to Maduro.

Human Rights Watch called the unprecedented step a reflection of "the growing alarm among other countries about the human rights catastrophe that has overtaken Venezuela".

As part of the actions announced Tuesday, the Treasury Department also seized a $20 million private jet belonging to an alleged front man for powerful socialist party boss Diosdado Cabello.

The newly sanctioned first lady, Cilia Flores, accompanied Maduro to NY.

It is now up to the prosecutor - who didn't immediately comment on the request - to decide what to do next.

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