US sanctions six Venezuelan security officials over blocking aid


WASHINGTON, March 1, 2019 (AFP)

The United States imposed sanctions on Friday on six Venezuelan security officials for obstructing aid, which Washington had tried to force in as part of its effort to topple President Nicolas Maduro.
The six include Major General Richard Jesus Lopez Vargas, the commanding general of the Venezuelan National Guard, and Jesus Maria Mantilla Oliveros, commander of a unit tasked by Maduro with reinforcing security on the Brazilian border, the Treasury Department said.