US sanctions Venezuelan President, Nicolas Maduro’s son
The US imposed sanctions on the son of embattled Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, the Treasury Department said Friday. The sanctions freeze any assets in the United States owned by 29-year-old Nicolas Ernesto Maduro Guerra.
He added that Maduro “relies on his son and others close to his authoritarian regime to maintain a stranglehold on the economy and suppress the people of Venezuela.”
In targeting Maduro’s son, the Treasury Department said he was part of the Constituent Assembly, a body the US said Maduro had set up to consolidate his power by “rewriting the Venezuelan constitution and dissolving institutions.”