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Sanctioned for drugs, Venezuelan vice president slams U.S. 'aggression'

Wednesday, February 15, 2017 - 00:47

Venezuela's powerful vice president on Tuesday called his blacklisting by the United States on drug charges an ''imperialist aggression'' in the first flare-up between the two countries under new U.S. President Donald Trump. Nathan Frandino reports.

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Venezuela snapping back at the U.S. over new sanctions against the socialist country's vice president on drug charges. The U.S. labeling Vice President Tareck El Aissami a drug "kingpin", accusing him of facilitating shipments by air and sea. Aissami took to Twitter on Tuesday to deny the charges and blast the U.S., saying - quote - "we will see this vile aggression dispelled." He later joined President Nicolas Maduro, who demanded that the U.S. issue a retraction for the accusations. The sanctions freezing El Aissami's assets in the U.S. and preventing him from conducting any financial transactions through the United States.

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Sanctioned for drugs, Venezuelan vice president slams U.S. 'aggression'

Wednesday, February 15, 2017 - 00:47