Editorial Board

The Case for Sanctioning Venezuela

The U.S. need not be a passive witness to repression. Economic sanctions could target Venezuelans responsible for human-rights abuses.
Power for Venezuela's people.

Venezuela’s leaders seem determined to exemplify Adam Smith’s dictum that there is “a great deal of ruin in a nation.” Blessed with unrivaled reserves of oil, they have inflicted on their country one of the world’s highest inflation rates, absurd shortages of basic goods, a homicide rate that would make gangland Chicago blush, dwindling industry and an accelerating brain drain.

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