The U.S. is almost certainly preparing to impose targeted crude sanctions against Venezuela, analysts told CNBC on Monday, in a move likely to constitute a “devastating” blow for the oil-dependent state.Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro won re-election to another six-year term on Sunday, despite widespread anger over the South American country’s crushing economic and social crises. The vote was marred by low voter turnout, allegations of vote-rigging and an opposition boycott.”The next step is sanctions against the oil sector,” Diego Moya-Ocampos, principal political analyst for Latin America at IHS Markit, told CNBC’s “Squawk Box Europe” on Monday.
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