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Author: Mark P. Sullivan, Specialist in Latin American Affairs

Release Date: 2/25/2019

Number of Pages:  2

Price: $5.99

For more than a decade, the United States has employed sanctions as a policy tool in response to activities of the Venezuelan government and Venezuelan individuals. These have included sanctions related to terrorism, drug trafficking, trafficking in persons, antidemocratic actions, human rights violations, and corruption; the Treasury Department has imposed financial sanctions on more than 100 individuals. On January 28, 2019, the Trump Administration announced sanctions on Venezuela?s state-oil company, Petr¢leos de Venezuela, S.A., or PdVSA. Several days before the imposition of the PdVSA sanctions, the United States recognized Juan Guaid¢, the head of Venezuela?s National Assembly, as the country?s interim president and ceased to recognize Nicol s Maduro as the president of Venezuela.