Venezuela passes anti-terrorism law; critics warn it could be used for crackdown on dissent

Washington Post – Venezuela’s congress has approved a law aimed at fighting organized crime and terrorism, though opposition lawmakers say they fear it could be used to crack down on dissent. Lawmakers allied with President Hugo Chavez say the “Law Against Organized Crime and Terrorism Financing” will help combat crimes such as money laundering, bomb threats and airplane hijackings. Read Article

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