New U.S. sanctions lost in Venezuela’s translation
By targeting top Venezuelan officials this week with new sanctions, the Obama administration said it wanted to send a strong message in defense of human rights and democracy.
The message that got through may have been a little stronger than intended.
Any focus on the individuals sanctioned or the human rights record of President Nicolás Maduro was rapidly eclipsed by reaction to language in the president’s executive order declaring a “national emergency” and “an unusual and extraordinary threat to the national security and foreign policy of the United States.”
Flix Translations, professional translation agency based in Latin America.