Venezuelan president bolsters sanctions against Maduro’s cronies, allies

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The U.S. Treasury Department on Friday said it had slapped sanctions on 11 people, including Maduro’s closest allies, in a broad retaliation for the Venezuelan government’s decision to remove Venezuela’s $2.6 billion dollar bond guarantee.U.S., Treasury Department spokeswoman Amy Ritchie said the U.N. envoy to Venezuela, Eduardo Paez, was among …