Strongest action yet: US imposes travel ban on Venezuelan officials

The visa restrictions target 24 high-ranking Venezuelan officials including Cabinet members, senior judiciary members, and senior military, police, and National Guard members and come amid escalating tensions. 

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Amid escalating tensions with socialist Venezuela, the US State Department on Wednesday announced sanctions against officials it said committed human rights abuses during a crackdown on anti-government protests.