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Obama's Wake-Up Call to Venezuela's Neighbors

Obama tries to put Venezuela's bad behavior on Americas Summit agenda.

Mind your friends.

Photographer: Juan Barreto/AFP/Getty Images

The White House's executive order on Monday authorizing sanctions on Venezuelan officials names only seven people. Its real target may be Venezuela's neighbors, whose tacit acceptance of the Bolivarian Republic's bad behavior undermines U.S. efforts to change it.

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