U.S. Bans Entry of ‘Corrupt’ Venezuelan Officials

by Admin on February 23, 2015

The United States imposed new visa restrictions in early February against Venezuelan officials suspected of “violating human rights and involvement in public corruption,” reports El País.

Though the list of names was not made public, the restrictions are reportedly aimed at members of President Nicolás Maduro’s government, past officials, and their family members.

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The State Department stated in a news release that the Venezuelan government has continued to show “a lack of respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms” by prosecuting dissenting political activists and peaceful protestors.

“We are sending a clear message that human rights abusers, those who profit from public corruption, and their families are not welcome in the United States,” said State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki said in the statement.

The new move comes a few months after Washington froze assets of nearly 50 high-ranking Venezuelan officials and banned them from entering the U.S. for similar accusations.

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