On the President's Desk: Venezuela Sanctions Bill

Friday, December 12, 2014
Yesterday, White House Press Secretary, Josh Earnest, said President Obama will sign the Venezuela sanctions bill that was passed by both chambers of the U.S. Congress this week.

The bill, the Venezuela Defense of Human Rights and Civil Society Act of 2014, directs the President to sanctions Venezuelan officials who were involved in human rights violations against protesters, or who ordered the arrest of opposition activists for exercising freedom of assembly.

The sanctions include revoking visas or barring entry to the United States, and freezing their assets in the United States.