U.S. considering sanctions on Venezuela for human rights abuses
U.S. Senate Majority Leader, Harry Reid, is getting behind sanctions on Venezuela for human rights abuses. But Reid finds himself with strange bedfellows - his Senate colleague, Marco Rubio, along with hawkish Conservatives, also support the move. At the same time, the White House and the U.S. State Department would like to normalize relations with the country that’s led by controversial president, Nicolas Maduro. David Smilde of the Washington Office on Latin America will help us sort through the policy confusion.
(photo: Anti-government activists massed to voice support for hard-line opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez, who has been held in a military prison since being arrested in February on charges of fomenting violence as a result of the initial protests, in Caracas, Venezuela, Sunday, June 8, 2014. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa))