FILE - In this Feb. 1, 2017 photo, Venezuela's Vice President Tareck El Aissami, right, is saluted by Boilivarian Army officer upon his arrival for a military parade at Fort Tiuna in Caracas, Venezuela. The administration of President Donald Trump is slapping sanctions on El Aissami and accusing him of playing a major role in international drug trafficking. Thatâs according to individuals briefed on the U.S. government’s plans who requested anonymity to disclose the move ahead of a formal announcement.
FILE - In this Feb. 1, 2017 photo, Venezuela's Vice President Tareck El Aissami, right, is saluted by Boilivarian Army officer upon his arrival for a military parade at Fort Tiuna in Caracas, Venezuela. The administration of President Donald Trump is slapping sanctions on El Aissami and accusing him of playing a major role in international drug trafficking. Thatâs according to individuals briefed on the U.S. government’s plans who requested anonymity to disclose the move ahead of a formal announcement. Fernando Llano AP
FILE - In this Feb. 1, 2017 photo, Venezuela's Vice President Tareck El Aissami, right, is saluted by Boilivarian Army officer upon his arrival for a military parade at Fort Tiuna in Caracas, Venezuela. The administration of President Donald Trump is slapping sanctions on El Aissami and accusing him of playing a major role in international drug trafficking. Thatâs according to individuals briefed on the U.S. government’s plans who requested anonymity to disclose the move ahead of a formal announcement. Fernando Llano AP

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February 13, 2017 5:36 PM

U.S. sanctions Venezuelan vice president and accuses him of being a drug kingpin

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