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The U.S. won't renew a temporary license easing sanctions on Venezuela unless progress is seen in free and fair elections by Nicolas Maduro.

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US ties renewal of easing of Venezuela oil sanctions to progress on elections

The U.S. will not renew a temporary license that widely eased sanctions on Venezuela's oil and gas sector unless progress is made by President Nicolas Maduro on commitments for free and fair elections this year, a State Department spokesperson said on Monday, three days before the license is to expire.

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