The government and the opposition have accused each other of sending armed groups to sow violence in the protests. The protest in Caracas.
Venezuela's latest wave of anti-government unrest, which has left at least 44 people dead in the last six weeks, began when the Supreme Court assumed the powers of the National Assembly in March. The protest in Caracas comes after a tumultuous 24 hour. The protest in Caracas come.
An anti-government protester holds a shield adorned with an image of independence hero Simon Bolivar and a quote that reads in Spanish, "Damn the soldier who raises arms against his own people", in Caracas, Venezuela, Thursday, May 18, 2017.
BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) - The Trump administration plans to impose new sanctions on Venezuelan officials for alleged human rights violations as it grows more concerned about the crackdown on anti-government protesters, a congressional aide and a US official said.
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro delivered his most scathing critique of U.S. President Donald Trump yet Friday, telling him to stop intervening and "get your pig hands out of here".
Trump's sanctions and comments against Venezuelan officials played to the government's longstanding accusations of US imperialism in Latin American affairs.
The de facto annulment of the congress drew widespread worldwide condemnation, and the decision was later partially reversed.
"Members of the country's Supreme Court of Justice have exacerbated the situation by consistently interfering with the legislative branch's authority", Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said in a statement.
Venezuelan Foreign Minister Delcy Rodriguez decried the US sanctions on Twitter as "outrageous and unacceptable".
The U.S. Department of Treasury announced Thursday it is freezing the assets of eight Venezuelan government officials on the Supreme Court in an effort to support the Venezuelan people "in their efforts to protect and advance democratic governance".
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Trump's administration has repeatedly raised concerns that Maduro is moving toward one-party, authoritarian rule.
The Trump administration has threatened further measures against Caracas, but sanctions so far have stopped short of hitting the oil sector in Venezuela, which is a major USA oil supplier.
"When you look at the oil reserves that they have, when you look at the potential wealth that Venezuela has, you sort of have to wonder, why is that happening?" How is that possible?
The Treasury Department on Thursday froze USA assets of eight members of Venezuela's Supreme Court of Justice and barred American citizens from engaging in any financial transactions with them.
"What is happening is really a disgrace to humanity".
In issuing its sanctions ruling, the U.S. Treasury Department cited several court rulings since the opposition gained control of congress. The opposition rejects that plan as another attempt by the president to tighten his grip on power, and opposition leaders are calling on Venezuelans to continue to take to the streets in protest.
In March, the court explicitly stated it was assuming the congress' role in a ruling authorizing Maduro to create oil joint ventures without the previously mandated congressional approval.
The new sanctions come as Maduro is facing increasing worldwide pressure to hold elections. More than 2,000 people have been detained and hundreds injured during nearly daily protests. It was also hours after Venezuelan authorities prevented a known politician from traveling to NY for a meeting at the United Nations to discuss the crisis.
Mobs looted shops and fought security forces overnight in Venezuela's restive western region, where three soldiers were being charged with the fatal shooting of a man who was buying diapers for his baby, witnesses said.
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