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Obama to sign Venezuela sanctions bill

Dec 12, 2014    

Washington, Dec 12 (IANS/EFE) US President Barack Obama plans to sign into law a bill expanding sanctions on Venezuelan officials accused of violently oppressing protests against the country's leftist government, the White House said Thursday.The administration shares Congress' concerns about the situation in Venezuela, White House press secretary Josh Earnest said.Obama will continue working with the Congress to prevail upon Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro to respect basic freedoms and democratic norms, Earnest said.The House of Representatives voted Wednesday to impose travel and financi...

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