WASHINGTON-The U.S. Treasury imposed sanctions on Monday against Venezuela's former financial intelligence chief over his alleged work as a drug kingpin, and 20 Venezuelan and Panamanian firms for allegedly laundering narcotrafficking proceeds.
The United States has asked the countries of the Western Hemisphere to suspend Venezuela from the 35-nation Organization of American States.
Moncada also argued the US aims to "stop the May 20 elections in Venezuela", through new sanctions and diplomatic aggression, and accused the USA of committing an global crime.
The Trump administration called Tuesday for President Nicolas Maduro of Venezuela to step down.
Vice President Mike Pence will on Monday announce new United States sanctions against Venezuela and call for a "sham" May election to be delayed.
West Brom relegated from Premier League
Hughes, meanwhile, will focus on making sure the disappointment of not beating Everton does not impact on Tuesday's game. The side needed a draw between Swansea and Southampton to keep alive its faint hopes, but Gabbiadini put paid to that.
Pence said the United States has already sanctioned more than 50 current and former senior Venezuelan officials and cut off the so-called "petro" digital currency from the U.S. banking system. "Every free nation gathered here must take stronger action to stand with the Venezuelan people and stand up to their oppressors".
Before his departure in February, former Secretary of State Rex Tillerson indicated that the Trump administration was considering blocking all sales of Venezuelan oil, a move that might present the final blow to both Maduro and the country's economy.
That funding from the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) will go to the Columbian government for school feeding programs, mobile health services and new systems to help collect data on displaced Venezuelans in the country, the agency said.
Pence urged other OAS member countries to help the U.S. increase pressure on the Maduro regime by cutting off "Venezuela's corrupt leaders from laundering money through your financial systems" and by enacting visa restrictions to block their travel.
Venezuela's Information Ministry did not respond to a request for comment. Maduro asked a crowd in a rally on Tuesday in southern Amazonas state, condemning the US president and vice president for sanctions on his government. It is the third-largest source of America's imported oil. They are owned or controlled by the three individuals, the U.S. Treasury said in a statement.
It was just one among the dozens to hit the area within 24 hours and was the most powerful natural disaster to hit the island. Authorities have locked down the Leilani Estates neighborhood in Pahoa, more than 25 miles from the Kilauea Volcano .
Giroud delivered the Blues with the unique goal of this game and Chelsea can still take the top 4 spot away from Tottenham Hotspur . "He missed a couple but in the end he scored and we won the game so it's okay".
Gennady " GGG " Golovkin is uncertain if he will get a rematch against Saul "Canelo" Alvarez in September, according to ESPN . The NSAC suspended Alvarez for six months April 18 for failing two performance-enhancing drug tests in February.
Braun, who is also a former state legislator from Jasper, argued his experience is the closest to Trump because he's an outsider. He'll square off now against Donnelly in a state Trump won by 19 percentage points in 2016.
Record-breaking temperatures have been reported as people across the United Kingdom enjoy a sizzling bank holiday Monday. Leading bookmaker Coral is slashed odds to 10-11 that this month ends as the hottest May on record in the UK.
Sunil Chhetri selected the two kids who will travel for 2018 FIFA World Cup to be the official match ball carriers in two matches. Speaking at the draw, Chhetri said: "The AFC Asian Cup is an enormous opportunity for us and we are looking forward to it".
The candidate will be responsible for game event, dungeon, and field planning, with emphasis on creation and adjustment. Nintendo has posted up a new " level designer " job listing related to The Legend of Zelda series.
The London Stadium was considered as a venue for the 2019 Cricket World Cup, but was not one of the 11 grounds named in April. These are the two best baseball teams in the world and arguably the two best sporting teams in the world.
Such a result would cement Hezbollah's role in the Lebanese government as the strongest political power in the country. Lebanon's first parliamentary vote in nine years was held on Sunday, with over 500 candidates vying for seats.
First and foremost is without a doubt Kingdom Hearts III , the game that's kept Kingdom Hearts players waiting for so long. After having a pause of 2 years, Square Enix has chose to make an appearance on the largest annual gaming convention, E3.
Warner Bros. and Village Roadshow Pictures will open Sherlock Holmes 3 on December 25, 2020, the companies announced Monday . The director is now busy with the " Aladdin " live-action from Disney, which will be released on May 24, 2019 in the US.
Instagram may let you add music to your Stories soon
Tapping on it further presents the "Search Music" option along with different tabs like Trending, Moods and Genres. Though, not available for now, you will be able to make direct payments for things like movie tickets on the app.
Japan's biggest ever deal: Takeda buys Shire for $62 billion
After waging a lengthy campaign to win over the board of Dublin-based Shire , Takeda announced Tuesday that they had an agreement. The initial offer was $59.42 (44 pounds) per share which the Shire outright rejected terming it as undervaluation.
24-hour dust, thunderstorm warnings issued in hill states
Last Wednesday night, thunderstorms had wreaked havoc in parts of Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan, killing over 100 people. The Meteorological Department has said that there is a possibility of heavy rains and storms in northern India .
Melania Trump to announce formal platform
Joining her for the announcement were children who have written to her and whom she has met during her first year as First Lady. Her choice was ridiculed nearly immediately, given her husband's longtime habit of calling people names on Twitter, but Mrs.
Six Said Killed as Explosion Rocks Central Gaza Strip
The IDF claimed the suspects were conspiring to damage " security infrastructure in the area of the security fence ". A Palestinian source quoted by the Israeli newspaper Haaretz said that the victims appeared to be members of Hamas .
Doctors hit Trump's 'war zone' comments on London crime
In response to the president's words, former French president François Hollande harshly rebuked Trump's " shameful " remarks. London suffered a spike in knife crime early this year, and saw more murders during February and March than NY .