Pence says U.S. to sanction 34 vessels in new blow against Venezuelan government

HOUSTON - The United States will impose sanctions on 34 vessels owned or operated by Venezuelan state-run oil firm PDVSA, U.S. Vice President Mike Pence said on Friday, in a new blow against the government.

The United States will also sanction two additional companies that transport Venezuelan crude to Cuba, Pence said in a speech in Houston.