The move comes a day after Maduro declared a sweeping victory in a
vote that will allow him to further consolidate his power in the crisis-torn nation.
"Yesterday's illegitimate elections confirm that Maduro is a dictator
who disregards the will of the Venezuelan people," said Treasury
Secretary Steven Mnuchin in a statement.
Venezuela's attorney general lambasted the election, which
established a new legislative body made up entirely of Maduro's supporters.
"This is the end of freedom of expression," Attorney General Luisa