US to announce new Venezuela sanctions, call for election delay

Washington (AFP) – Vice President Mike Pence will on Monday announce new US sanctions against Venezuela and call for a “sham” May election to be delayed.

Pence will address the Organization of American States in Washington, where he will announce new sanctions linked to the drug trade, an aide said.

The vice president “will announce new Venezuela kingpin sanctions and call to suspend (president Nicolas) Maduro’s sham elections,” an official told AFP.

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