马杜罗威胁说，如果发生暴力冲突，将会把反对派领袖关进监狱，不过反对党民主团结联盟(Democratic Unity Roudtable)领导人赫苏斯·托雷亚尔瓦(Jesus Torrealba)誓言，游行会保持和平。
Protesters March Through Caracas Demanding Recall Vote for Maduro
Hundreds of thousands of opponents of Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro, some of whom traveled from far-off villages in the Amazon, marched through the streets of Caracas Thursday.
"Venezuela is hungry!" yelled some of the protestors, all dressed in white, as they marched in the east of the capital.
Protesters are pressing for a recall referendum against the president, whose approval ratings have fallen to a dismal 25 percent this year.
The opposition was hoping for one million people weary of ongoing recession, inflation in the triple digits, and a countrywide shortage of food and basic necessities to march through the capital Thursday.
Maduro threatened to imprison opposition leaders if violence breaks out, but Jesus Torrealba, opposition party Democratic Unity Roundtable leader, has vowed that marches will remain peaceful.
But the election board has dragged its feet, making a recall vote this year unlikely.
名单上新增加的还有CJSC ABR资产管理公司，它和已经被制裁的俄罗斯银行（Bank Rossiya）关系密切，后者经常被戏称为总统普京和他小圈子的私人银行。
US Sanctions 37 New Individuals and Firms Operating in Ukraine and Crimea
The United States announced additional sanctions aimed at Russia over its continuing support for Ukraine's rebels and the 2014 annexation of Crimea.
The Department of the Treasury said in a statement Thursday it designated 37 new individuals and companies operating in Crimea and Ukraine for the sanctions blacklist.
“Russia continues to provoke instability in eastern Ukraine despite its Minsk commitments,” said John Smith, acting director of the Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control ((OFAC)), in charge of levying sanctions.
“Treasury stands with our partners in condemning Russia’s violation of international law, and we will continue to sanction those who threaten Ukraine’s peace, security, and sovereignty,” Smith said.
According to the Treasury, the move follows the recent extension of European Union sectoral sanctions, and that together these steps demonstrate "continued international unity in opposing Russia’s actions in Ukraine."
Russian companies, including construction firms PJSC Mostotrest and SGM-Most, were added to the U.S. blacklist for their assistance in construction of a bridge from Russia to the Crimean peninsula.
Russian engineering firm OMZ OAO was sanctioned for its connections to Gazprombank, which was itself sanctioned in 2014.
Several subsidiaries of Russian gas giant Gazprom were also added to the sanctions list.
Newly blacklisted was CJSC ABR Management, an asset management firm closely linked to already-sanctioned Bank Rossiya, often called the personal bank of President Vladimir Putin and members of his closest circle.
Six officials of the self-proclaimed pro-Russian Donetsk People's Republic and Luhansk People's Republic in eastern Ukraine were entered into Treasury’s blacklist as well.
The U.S. also sanctioned 11 Crimean officials, including top ministers.
Russian officials have said in the past that sanctions levied over its actions in Ukraine have undermined efforts to resolve the conflict.