UN rights chief decries latest US sanctions targeting Venezuela

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‘Extremely broad’ measures could increase suffering in the country, says Michelle Bachelet

The UN rights chief has intensified criticism of US sanctions targeting Venezuela, condemning the latest measures as “extremely broad” with the potential to exacerbate suffering among an already vulnerable population.

The UN high commissioner for human rights, Michelle Bachelet, has raised concern about previous sanctions imposed by Washington against the government of the Venezuelan president, Nicolás Maduro.

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