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Treasury Sanctions Venezuelan Officials, Cites Elections

Law360, New York (November 13, 2017, 7:09 PM EST) -- The U.S. Department of Treasury has sanctioned 10 Venezuelan government officials following the nation’s mid-October elections, saying the officials have had a hand in undermining electoral processes, censoring the media and participating in “rampant corruption” of government-run food programs.

Winning candidates were sworn in through an oath of office before the nation’s “illegitimate Constituent Assembly,” even though there had been calls to have the election results independently audited, according to a press release issued Thursday by Treasury, which noted the practice illustrated “the authoritarian nature” of...
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