Obama Imposes Sanctions On Venezuela, Invoking Emergency Powers

Posted on AllSides March 9th, 2015
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Citing an "erosion of human rights guarantees" and corruption in Venezuela, President Obama issued an executive order Monday imposing sanctions on members of the country's military and intelligence services.

The White House says the executive order builds on the Venezuela Defense of Human Rights and Civil Society Act of 2014, part of a response to a violent crackdown on government protests.

Obama also invoked his emergency powers to declare "a national emergency with respect to the

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