U.S. Sanctions Wife Of Venezuelan President Maduro, Other Officials

Sep 25, 2018

BOGOTA, COLOMBIA: Cilia Flores, the wife of Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro, was sanctioned Tuesday by the U.S. Treasury Department, in what it called a crack-down on Maduro’s “inner circle” of corruption.

Also named were Minister of Defense Padrino Lopez, Vice President Delcy Rodríguez and Communications Minister Jorge Rodríguez.

The U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) said it was also targeting a network that supports Rafael Sarria, a key front-man for Diosdado Cabello, the president of Venezuela’s national Constituent Assembly. As part of that action, the agency said it had seized a Florida-based Gulfstream jet worth $20 million that belongs to Sarria.

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