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US sanctions against Venezuela officials signed into law

Thursday, December 18th 2014 - 23:04 UTC
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The United States will now be able to impose punitive measures on Venezuelan government officials involved in a crackdown on protesters against the Maduro administration, or on those who have carried out acts of violence or violated the human rights of political opponents. Read full article

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  • Troy Tempest

    ilsen!!!

    Are you reading this???

    Finally a reaction to Maduro's paranoid accusations!!

    What do the Venezuelan people in the street, have to say about this??

    I'm sure we can trust your inside, firsthand knowledge.

    “STEVIE”?? Not so much....

    :-D

    Dec 19th, 2014 - 01:05 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • RICO

    The sanctions are mainly aimed at stopping Maduro and Chavez allies from heading to the USA to invest their proceeds of crime.

    No doubt the Venezuelan government will use it as an excuse for rampant inflation, shortages of toilet paper, poor weather and losing football matches.

    Dec 19th, 2014 - 02:17 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • BOTINHO

    As predicted.

    You may not see it but the political sphere is changing.

    Dec 19th, 2014 - 10:47 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Briton

    to invest their proceeds of crime,

    they could invest their billions in Argentina,

    after all, that's what friends are for, and im sure CFK would be very happy, for an early XMAS Present

    just a Christmassy thought.

    Dec 19th, 2014 - 11:38 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • RICO

    #4 LOL or maybe North Korea.

    Dec 19th, 2014 - 06:52 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Briton

    North Korea,,
    Apparently they are having a hacking nice time...lol
    And a Sony new year....

    Dec 19th, 2014 - 07:30 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Captain Poppy

    I am really disappointed that Sony bowed and pulled the movie. Well........now The USA is going to sanction the Chinese banks that are in the USA the move funds for N.Korea.........any banks actually..bit the CHin mainly handles their money.

    Dec 19th, 2014 - 07:46 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • BOTINHO

    I'm now up travelling in California, USA.

    Nice KE flight up from SAMPA, with no hysterics over bagged nuts. Good flight as a matter of fact. Dry in Southern California, but somewhat cold

    News here is that the actor and newlywed George Clooney suggested to avoid security problems with the theatres, the Sony film in question be downloaded online.

    I looked at the trailer online here ( WIFI is better here ) and frankly I'm not impressed with what I saw. But I understand his point.

    Dec 19th, 2014 - 09:56 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Troy Tempest

    The trouble is, Clooney wants the Studio Heads to have the courage of other people's convictions - not gonna happen, ever.

    Dec 19th, 2014 - 10:31 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • BOTINHO

    True Troy, true;

    It was done with the film “Prometheus. ”

    Powerful people can do anything.

    Dec 20th, 2014 - 02:46 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Briton

    Apparently SONY has backed tracked, [ if I read it right ]
    it now seems they intend to show this film, even if its only on the net.

    Dec 20th, 2014 - 07:45 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Troy Tempest

    Good job too!

    Yay, Clooney- a class act and a man of integrity!

    Dec 20th, 2014 - 09:06 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • BOTINHO

    Troy Tempest -

    I also hear (here) that he's on the short list for the remake of STINGRAY.

    Dec 21st, 2014 - 09:15 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Briton

    dam good that was too,
    stingray , thunderbirds , Joe ninety , cap scarlet , , etc etc .

    Dec 21st, 2014 - 09:03 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Troy Tempest

    Watching the Stingray Christmas episode right now, “A Christmas to Remember”

    Think Turnip would like it - Troy Tempest ( the 'real' Troy Tempest) is caught in a lie!

    Next up, Thinderbirds, “Give or Take a Million” - the rocket carrying toys to the Coralville Children's Hospital, has criminal stowaways...

    exciting stuff !!

    More believable than Think-Turnip's stories.

    :-D

    BTW, don't forget, UFO !!

    Dec 22nd, 2014 - 01:54 am - Link - Report abuse 0

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