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Sanctions assessed by the US Senate are not against Venezuelan State

Plans are being made to freeze the accounts of individuals who violate human rights in Venezuela

Rubio thinks that it is time for the United States to back Venezuelans (AP)
EL UNIVERSAL
Tuesday March 04, 2014  10:54 AM
Sanctions assessed by the US Senate for recent violent events in Venezuela do not include economic actions against the Venezuelan State, but sanctions on individuals who have violated human rights in Venezuela.

The resolution urges US President Barack Obama to impose forthwith selective sanctions including ban on US visas and freezing of assets of those individuals who have planned, facilitated, or perpetrated serious human rights abuses against peaceful demonstrators, journalists and other members of civil society in Venezuela.

The paper was introduced to Democratic Senator Bob Menéndez and Republican Marco Rubio.

"It is time for the United States to support the Venezuelan people's pursuit of a safe and democratic way of life, as guaranteed under their constitution," said Rubio when providing a rationale for the resolution.

With reporting by Reyes Theis
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