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Venezuela Sanctions

Why Sanctions Are Right in the Case of Venezuela

Sergio Muñoz Bata | Posted 08.11.2014 | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...