U.S. eases some sanctions on Venezuela to encourage political talks: official

The United States is easing some of its tough sanctions on Venezuela in order to encourage political dialogue between President Nicolas Maduro and its opponents, a senior official said Tuesday. 

"The United States is undertaking a number of measures at the request of the Venezuelan interim government and the Unity platform of opposition parties negotiating with the Venezuelan regime, to support their decision to return to the negotiating table in Mexico City," the U.S. official said.

Source(s): AP

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