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Venezuela Sanctions

Roque Planas

Why Venezuela Has Shortages Of Everything From Corn To Condoms | Roque Planas | Posted 05.18.2015 | World

Every week, The WorldPost asks an expert to shed light on a topic driving headlines around the world. Today, we speak with Chris Sabatini about the po...

Roque Planas

Democrats Ask Obama To Stop Sanctioning Venezuela | Roque Planas | Posted 05.15.2015 | Latino Voices

A group of 16 members of Congress are calling on President Barack Obama to rethink the sanctions he imposed on Venezuelan officials in March. A let...

Obama Could Face Another Disastrous Summit Due to Sanctions Against Venezuela

Mark Weisbrot | Posted 06.09.2015 | Politics
Mark Weisbrot

What the Venezuela sanctions made clear is that President Obama's opening to Cuba represented exactly zero change in Washington's overall strategy toward the region: The intention of expanding commercial and diplomatic relations with Cuba was mainly to pursue a more effective strategy of undermining the Cuban government -- and all the left governments in the region.

Behind the White House's Sanctions Against Venezuela

Mark Weisbrot | Posted 06.08.2015 | Politics
Mark Weisbrot

The contradiction between the Venezuela sanctions and the opening to Cuba is probably more apparent than real. A majority of the U.S. foreign policy establishment has wanted to normalize relations with Cuba since at least the 1990s.

Roque Planas

South American Governments Slam Obama Over Venezuela Sanctions | Roque Planas | Posted 03.16.2015 | Latino Voices

South America's governments aren’t pleased with the Obama administration’s recent characterization of Venezuela as a “national security threat....

Obama Declares Venezuela A Threat To U.S. National Security

Reuters | Posted 05.09.2015 | Politics

(Adds Venezuela cabinet change, decree powers sought) By Jeff Mason and Roberta Rampton WASHINGTON, March 9 (Reuters) - ...

Why Sanctions Are Right in the Case of Venezuela

Sergio Muñoz Bata | Posted 10.11.2014 | World
Sergio Muñoz Bata

I beg to differ with liberals who say the recent U.S. sanctions against individual members of the Venezuelan government are counterproductive. By the same token, I disagree with conservatives who dismiss them for being too light and applaud the White House and Congress efforts to punish Venezuelan drug traffickers and human rights violators for a very simple reason: in the rigged system of justice that Hugo Chavez set up in the country, it is impossible for any member of its repressive political system to ever face justice in a court of law.

Democrats Express Opposition To Venezuela Sanctions

AP | By BRADLEY KLAPPER | Posted 07.27.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Fourteen Democratic members of Congress are voicing opposition to authorizing unilateral U.S. sanctions against Venezuela ahead of...

U.N. Condemns Violence In Venezuela

The Huffington Post | Roque Planas | Posted 05.12.2014 | Latino Voices

The United Nations condemned the continued violence in Venezuela Friday, highlighting the government’s use of force to quell protests, even as it cr...

Congress, White House Spar Over Possible Sanctions Against Venezuela

Reuters | Posted 07.08.2014 | Politics

By Patricia Zengerle WASHINGTON, May 8 (Reuters) - U.S. lawmakers pushed on Thursday for sanctions on Venezuelans linked to human righ...

Sabrina Siddiqui

White House Avoids Tough Line On Venezuela | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 02.28.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The White House signaled Friday it would take no decisive action to end clashes in Venezuela between anti-government protesters and secu...