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US Senate okays sanctions on Venezuelan government officials

Upon the consent of the 18-member panel, including 10 Democrats, the initiative will be forwarded to the plenary session of the US Senate

The initiative will be forwarded to the plenary session of the US Senate (AP)
EL UNIVERSAL
Tuesday May 20, 2014  03:30 PM
The US Senate Committee on Foreign Relations approved on Tuesday a bill seeking to impose sanctions on Venezuelan government officers charged with human rights abuses during the protests in Venezuela that have taken a death toll of 41.

Upon the consent of the 18-member panel, including 10 Democrats, the initiative will be forwarded to the plenary session of the US Senate, AP underlined.

Earlier in May, the US House Committee on Foreign Affairs approved a bill by the same token. No date has been scheduled yet for voting by the full House of Representatives.

Street protests in Venezuela have resulted in 42 dead people, 835 injured and about 2,500 detainees, 252 of which remain behind bars and subject to court proceedings, according to the Venezuelan Attorney General Office.
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