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Sanctions Bill Co-Author Senator Marco Rubio Calls for More Sanctions
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- U.S. Senator Marco Rubio, Chairman of the Western Hemisphere Subcommittee of the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, has announced that the Senate will hold hearings on the situation in Venezuela on Tuesday, March 17.
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has accused the US of trying to “defeat” and “intervene in” his government, after Washington labeled Caracas a national security threat and implemented sanctions against seven of its officials.
U.S. President Barack Obama issued an Executive Order against Venezuela Monday aimed at interfering in the country’s sovereignty by declaring a national emergency based on arguments claiming that the South American nation is a threat to national security because of alleged human rights violations and widespread corruption.
WASHINGTON, March 9 (Reuters) - Republican senators warned Iran on Monday that any nuclear deal made with U.S. President Barack Obama could last only as long as he remains in office, in an unusual intervention into U.S. foreign policy-making.
An estimated 70,000 people have taken part in the 50th anniversary commemorations of the 1965 Bloody Sunday march across a bridge in Selma, Alabama – an event which marked a turning point in the US civil rights movement against racial discrimination.
Lynda Lowery still bears a scar above her right eye from the beating she took from a policeman’s club 50 years ago on “Bloody Sunday,” when roughly 600 peaceful civil rights activists were attacked crossing the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama.