Canada says it is talking to partners about more Venezuela sanctions

February 26, 2019

OTTAWA (Reuters) – Canada is talking to its partners about expanding sanctions on the Venezuelan government of President Nicolas Maduro, which is under growing pressure to step down, Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland said on Monday.

“We have put many of the senior leaders in the Maduro regime on our sanctions list. We are discussing with our partners now ways that that sanctions list can be expanded in order to have even more bite,” she told reporters on a call from a Bogota meeting about the Venezuelan crisis. She did not give details.

(Reporting by David Ljunggren; editing by Jonathan Oatis)

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