I am gratified that the US acknowledged the fact that something needed to be done. I have mixed emotions about sanctions, knowing how long the people of Venezuela have been suffering. Time will tell. But, we must speak truth to power. Namaste.
The Venezuela Defense of Human Rights and Civil Society Act of 2014 has passed the US Senate. The bill includes provisions for targeted sanctions against individuals linked to the Venezuelan government found to have violated human rights. These include asset freezes, visa revocations, and other penalties. It also urges the Secretary of State to support civil society in Venezuela.
The highlight from Sen. Menendez’s press release:
“We must always stand against human rights violations, political persecution and recrimination anywhere in…
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