Venezuela bars foreign funding for NGOs

By ASSOCIATED PRESS
December 23, 2010 02:27




A congress dominated by President Hugo Chavez's allies passed a law barring foreign funding for nongovernment organizations and political parties, adding to a series of measures that critics say aim to stifle dissent.

The law approved by the National Assembly late Tuesday puts in jeopardy human rights groups and other organizations that get money from abroad, providing for fines up to double the amount received.


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