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Trump looking at sanctions on Venezuela's energy sector

Move would strike at core of country's economy, putting pressure on leftist government

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Possibilities could include a blanket ban on Venezuelan oil imports and preventing state oil company PDVSA from trading and doing business in the US, which would hurt PDVSA's US refining unit Citgo.

Washington

THE Trump administration is considering possible sanctions on Venezuela's vital energy sector, including state oil company PDVSA, senior White House officials said, in what would be a major escalation of US efforts to pressure the country's embattled leftist government amid a

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