US weighs sanctions on Cuban officials over role in Venezuela crackdown

FILE PHOTO: Riot police officers stand in front of a mural depicting Venezuela's late President Hugo Chavez during a protest against Venezuela's president Nicolas Maduro's government, outside the building of the Labor Ministry in Caracas, Venezuela October 5, 2018. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins/File Photo

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Trump administration is considering imposing sanctions on Cuban military and intelligence officials who it says are helping Venezuela’s socialist government crackdown on dissent, according to a source with knowledge of the deliberations. Such sanctions would be the first time Washington has targeted a bloc of foreign officials allied with Venezuelan President […]

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