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Venezuela’s Maduro Defiant as More Companies Cut Ties with Country

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro remained defiant during a nationally televised speech Monday, calling a recent decision by banking giant Citibank to close Venezuela’s national accounts an “inquisition” by U.S. President Barack Obama. "Citibank, with no warning or communication, says that it is going to close the Central Bank and Bank of Venezuela account. That is what you call a financial blockade," Maduro said during the televised remarks. He said the accounts were used...

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