US imposes new sanctions on Venezuela

The US Treasury announced Thursday that it had sanctioned 10 Venezuelans, including a number of government officials, in the latest step by the Trump administration to pressure Caracas over what it calls an erosion of democracy in the oil-rich country.

The move comes amid recent decision of EU envoys to expand embargo against the country.

“These individuals are associated with undermining electoral processes, media censorship, or corruption in government-administered food programs in Venezuela,” the Treasury Department said in a statement.