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Venezuela Objects to American Sanctions

Venezuela’s information minister on Saturday criticized a U.S. plan to withdraw support for $250 million in loan requests by his country because of its alleged role in the international trafficking of women and children for sexual exploitation. Information Minister Andres Izarra said Venezuela was not concerned about President Bush’s order to stop supporting loan requests expected to come before international lending institutions during the next fiscal year. Bush’s action — announced Friday in a memo to Secretary of State Colin Powell — is backed by legislation calling for sanctions against countries that fail to crack down on international trafficking in persons. Full Story

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