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US imposes visa restrictions against human rights abusers in Venezuela
Published on July 31, 2014 Email To Friend    Print Version

By Caribbean News Now contributor

WASHINGTON, USA -- On Wednesday, the US State Department announced that Secretary of State John Kerry has decided to impose restrictions on travel to the United States by a number of Venezuelan government officials who have been responsible for or complicit in human rights abuses.

The names of the individuals affected were not released because of visa record confidentiality.

According to a statement by Marie Harf, deputy spokesperson at the State Department, Venezuela in recent months has witnessed large-scale protests by demonstrators concerned about deteriorating economic, social, and political conditions. Government security forces have responded to these protests in many instances with arbitrary detentions and excessive use of force.

“We have seen repeated efforts to repress legitimate expression of dissent through judicial intimidation, to limit freedom of the press, and to silence members of the political opposition,” Harf said.

“With this step we underscore our commitment to holding accountable individuals who commit human rights abuses ... our message is clear: those who commit such abuses will not be welcome in the United States,” she said.

Harf emphasized that Wednesday’s action is specific and targeted, directed at individuals responsible for human rights violations and not at the Venezuelan nation or its people.
 
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Comments:

Don from Canada:

It's all part of the USA's package of 'Regime-Change Activities', in which the CIA, USAID, and ALL THE OTHER NEFARIOUS BRANCHES OF THE AMERICAN GOVERNMENT, are SPENDING BILLIONS OF Dollars, to DESTABILIZE the DemocraticallyNEWS-MEDIA, Regarding the uprisings in Venezuela.

It is ALL backwards to the reality of the situation!

Don from Canada:

Why did you leave out the part of my post, which was the key to my message?
Are you just another branch of the USA's vast Power-trip?

It should have read, after the word 'Demcratically', elected President of Venezuela, Nicolas Maduro. Don't believe ANYTHING you read, see, or hear on AMERICAN NEWS MEDIA, regarding the Uprisings in Venezuela!

Not for print:-If you don't print this as I Intended it to be written, you have by your actions, painted yourself in complicity with the American Government's desire to CONTROL THE WORLD THROUGH THEIR GUNS' and BOMBS'POLICY, which they use on all small countries', who thwart them!

Peter Binose:

DON, stop being a bullying pratt, if you love Venezuela that much go and live there. I was there during the students riots whan they were attacked and many killed by Cuban special forces in civillian clothes.

The Venezuelan government are ignoring their people and having them killed if they protest.

Now motor mouth, instead of being a mouse and insulting the integrity of the US government, go and see for yourself. Because you don't have any idea what you are talking about.

By the way I am a Vincentian not an American. My country is full of all sorts of Venezuelan crooks and cocaine shippers.


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