The Latest: Venezuela's Maduro pledges response to sanctions
August 25, 2017
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The Latest on Venezuela's political and economic crisis (all times local):
President Nicolas Maduro is promising to respond with "strength and dignity" to financial sanctions announced by the Trump administration that he said are bound to inflict hardships on the already-struggling economy.
Maduro in a short video shot from a meeting with top aides at the presidential palace said he would announce measures to combat the "blockade" in a televised appearance later Friday.
But he warned that "sacrifices" will be required to free Venezuela from the "blackma...