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US Places Sanctions on 7 Venezuelan Officials

U.S. President Barack Obama has ordered new sanctions against seven senior Venezuelan officials who the United States says violated human rights and engaged in public acts of corruption. Targets in the executive order, announced Monday, include the head of the country's intelligence service as well as the director of the national police. "We are deeply concerned by the Venezuelan government's efforts to escalate intimidation of its political opponents. Venezuela's...

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