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Reuters reports the Trump administration further targeted Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro on Friday by sanctioning his son Nicolas “Nicolasito” Maduro. The United States has been attempting for several months to oust Maduro, whose 2018 re-election the U.S. and many other western nations consider illegitimate. THe US Treasury Department said Maduro’s son has been involved in propaganda and censorship, has profited from Venezuelan mines, and has helped the army keep humanitarian aid out of the country. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said in a statement, “Maduro relies on his son Nicolasito and others close to his authoritarian regime to maintain a stranglehold on the economy and suppress the people of Venezuela."

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