U.S. blacklists Venezuela military agency after death of navy captain

FILE PHOTO: A woman shows a placard with a picture of Rafael Acosta, a navy captain who died while in detention according to his wife, after a news conference in Caracas, Venezuela July 4, 2019. The placard reads, "Murdered in custody of the regime." REUTERS/Manaure Quintero

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States on Thursday imposed sanctions against Venezuela’s military counterintelligence agency following the death of a navy captain after a week in its custody. The U.S. Treasury said it would freeze all assets directly or indirectly owned by the General Directorate of Military Counterintelligence (DGCIM). President Nicolas Maduro’s government confirmed the […]

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