US imposes visa restrictions on Venezuelan officials
February 3 , 2015
The US has slapped visa restrictions on officials from Venezuela for alleged violations of human rights and corruption.Nicolas Maduro, the Venezuelan president, said the move was an attempt to violate the sovereignty of his country.
The new sanctions are an expansion of earlier measures against officials the US had accused of human rights violations. Jen Psaki, the US state department spokesperson, said the sanctions sent a “clear message that human rights abusers”, corrupt officials, and their families “are not welcome in the United States”.