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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):

5:10 p.m.

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...

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