White House Issues Sanctions Against Seven Officials in Venezuela

March 9, 2015 5:41 PM

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White House Issues Sanctions Against Seven Officials in Venezuela

The White House is further cracking down on Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro’s administration for its handling of protests last year, issuing sanctions against seven officials over human rights violations.

The sanctions come via an executive order signed by President Obama on Monday that expands on a law passed last year to allow the U.S. to sanction Venezuelan government officials who they accused of violating protestors’ rights during months of unrest over the nation’s economy and crime.The White Ho...

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