Fla. Gov. Scott Urges Sanctions Against Venezuela

DORAL, Fla. (AP) — Gov. Rick Scott is urging President Barack Obama to consider sanctions against Venezuela, where opponents of President Nicolas Maduro are staging countrywide protests.

The ongoing unrest in Venezuela hits close to home in Florida, which is home to some 100,000 people of Venezuelan origin.

Scott has sent a letter to Obama expressing solidarity with the people of Venezuela. He wants Obama to consider sanctions as well as revoking the U.S. visas of anyone involved in attacks on the protesters. He says “we must stand squarely for liberty and democracy and against the forces of oppression and tyranny.”

Scott and U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., will meet Thursday with the Venezuelan community in Doral.

(© Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

Comments

More From CBS Tampa

The CW Considers 6 Pilots for ’16-’17 Season‘Tis the season for new shows! The CW has ordered six pilots that will be considered for the ’16-’17 season pickups.
Movie Review: Deadpool"In this critic’s opinion, Deadpool is the toughest comic book character to translate to the big screen..."

Listen Live