CARACAS, Venezuela, December 20, 2014 - Venezuela’s Minister for Foreign Affairs, Rafael Ramirez, has described recently passed U.S. sanctions against the country as sending a message to violent right-wing groups that they can operate with impunity in Venezuela.
December 19, 2014 - Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro rejected on Thursday sanctions now signed by U.S president Barack Obama this afternoon. The legislation was passed by U.S. Congress last week, authorizing sanctions against Venezuelan officials.
WASHINGTON DC, December 18, 2014 - While announcing a normalization of relations with Cuba, U.S. President Barack Obama has also quietly signed a new raft of sanctions against Russia into law, the State Department announced Wednesday.
CARACAS, Venezuela (AFP) -Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro says the recently imposed US sanctions against the country's government officials amount to no more than an intimidatory tactic that could start a conflict between Washington and Caracas.