May 20, 2014

Why Sanctioning Venezuela Would Be Pointless

David Smilde, Washington Post

The Associated Press

There is no doubt that the government’s response has been excessive and that the international community has a role to play in ensuring that human rights are respected. But lawmakers would be wise to vote against sanctions, which will only be counterproductive.

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Venezuela: The Forgotten Revolution
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