US sanctions Venezuela oil shipping, closes in on ex-spy chief
16 April 2019 | 1:27 pm
The US increased pressure on Venezuela's oil industry with more sanctions on its shipping companies. Meanwhile, the pursuit of Venezuela's former spy chief took a turn in Spain.
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