U.S. issues Venezuela-related sanctions, targets five individuals

February 15, 2019

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States on Friday issued Venezuela-related sanctions as it ratchets up pressure on the country over an election it says was illegal.

According to the U.S. Treasury, the sanctions target five individuals: Rafael Enrique Bastardo Mendoza, Manuel Ricardo Cristopher Figuera, Ivan Rafael Hernandez Dala, Manuel Salvador Quevedo Fernandez and Hildemaro Jose Rodriguez Mucura. Quevedo Fernandez is Venezuela’s oil minister.

(Reporting by Lisa Lambert)

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