EU Imposes Sanctions on 19 Venezuelan Officials


BRUSSELS (Reuters) -- The European Union on Monday imposed sanctions on 19 senior Venezuelan officials, lawmakers and members of the security forces in response to December’s legislative election that the bloc claimed was rigged in favor of President Nicolas Maduro.
Allies of Maduro won almost all of the legislature’s seats in a vote that was also disavowed by the United States. EU foreign ministers approved the sanctions on Monday, taking the total number of Venezuelans blacklisted by the bloc to 55.