The U.S. has imposed sanctions on Venezuela's state-owned oil company, PdVSA, in an increased effort to pressure Nicolás Maduro to relinquish power to Juan Guaidó, now recognized by the U.S. and a number of other nations as the country's legitimate president. VOA's diplomatic correspondent Cindy Saine reports from the State Department.
Venezuela's embattled leader Nicolas Maduro has rejected a European Union ultimatum calling for new elections in his country. In a televised interview aired Sunday, he said the opposition leader Juan Guaido has violated the constitution by proclaiming himself interim president. But he has agreed to a dialogue with the opposition. VOA's Zlatica Hoke has more.