Venezuela: US to sanction chavistas
By Fausta's Blog on May 29, 2014
U.S. House Passes Bill To Penalize Venezuela Move Ratchets Up Pressure on President Nicolás Maduro’s Beleaguered Government. The U.S. House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed a bill Wednesday to penalize Venezuelan government officials found to violate human rights in that country’s crackdown on a protest movement, ratcheting up pressure on President Nicolás Maduro’s beleaguered government. The bill calls for President Barack Obama to draw up a list of Venezuelan officials who are alleged to have violated human rights, freeze any assets they might have in the U.S., and bar them from entering the country by either withdrawing or denying visas. . . .