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S.Res. 428 (111th): A resolution expressing concern about violations of civil liberties taking place in Venezuela and commending the people of Venezuela for their steadfast support of democracy.

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The summary below was written by the Congressional Research Service, which is a nonpartisan division of the Library of Congress, and was published on Mar 1, 2010.

Condemns the repression of peaceful demonstrators in Venezuela by security forces and government-affiliated groups and mourns the resulting loss of life.

Urges: (1) the people and the government of Venezuela to choose a path towards democracy and reconciliation; and (2) the people of Venezuela to remain vigilant against further encroachments on their constitutional and internationally-recognized civil and human rights.

Urges President Obama to: (1) reject, and call attention to, the violent measures taken by authorities in Venezuela against citizens who are exercising their constitutionally guaranteed civil liberties; and (2) support peaceful civil society groups in Venezuela and take measures to protect the flow of uncensored information in Venezuela.