The United States Joins the Interim Government of Venezuela and Other Countries in Invoking the Inter-American Treaty of Reciprocal Assistance

U.S. Department of State Office of the Spokesperson  Statement by Secretary Michael R. Pompeo September 11, 2019 The United States Joins the Interim Government of Venezuela and Other Countries in Invoking the Inter-American Treaty of Reciprocal Assistance The United States joins the Interim Government of Venezuela and ten other countries in invoking the Inter-American Treaty of ...
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United States Announces Additional Humanitarian Assistance in Response to Venezuelan Regional Crisis

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson Statement by Morgan Ortagus, Spokeperson September 4, 2019 United States Announces Additional Humanitarian Assistance in Response to Venezuelan Regional Crisis Deputy Secretary John Sullivan and United States Agency for International Development Administrator Mark Green announced September 4 in Cúcuta, Colombia more than $120 million in additional U.S. ...
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Executive Order “Blocking Property of the Government of Venezuela”

The White House Office of the Press Secretary August 6, 2019 Statement from the Press Secretary Regarding an Executive Order “Blocking Property of the Government of Venezuela” Yesterday, President Donald J. Trump signed an Executive Order “Blocking Property of the Government of Venezuela.” This Executive Order blocks all property and interests in property of the ...
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Treasury Underscores U.S. Commitment to Humanitarian Support for Venezuelan People 

U.S. Department of the Treasury Office of Public Affairs Press Release: August 6, 2019 Treasury Underscores U.S. Commitment to Humanitarian Support for Venezuelan People  Washington—Today, the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) issued guidance highlighting the United States’ commitment to the unfettered flow of humanitarian aid to the Venezuelan people.  ...
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The United States Takes Action Against Corruption Network of Maduro-Aligned Associates

U.S. Department of State Office of the Spokesperson Statement by Secretary Pompeo July 25, 2019 The United States Takes Action Against Corruption Network of Maduro-Aligned Associates On July 25, the United States sanctioned five individuals involved in a complex network of bribery and money laundering that has been stealing from the people of Venezuela for ...
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Treasury Disrupts Corruption Network Stealing From Venezuela’s Food Distribution Program, CLAP

U.S. Department of the Treasury Office of Public Affairs Press Release July 25, 2019 Treasury Disrupts Corruption Network Stealing From Venezuela’s Food Distribution Program, CLAP Alex Saab bribed stepsons of Nicolás Maduro and exploited no-bid contracts to loot hundreds of millions of dollars from starving Venezuelans Washington – Today, the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s ...
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Treasury Sanctions Venezuela’s Military Counterintelligence Agency Following the Death of a Venezuelan Navy Captain

U.S Department of the Treasury Press Releases July 11, 2019 Treasury Sanctions Venezuela’s Military Counterintelligence Agency Following the Death of a Venezuelan Navy Captain Washington – Today, the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) designated the Government of Venezuela’s General Directorate of Military Counterintelligence, or La Dirección General de Contrainteligencia ...
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Maduro Dictatorship Tortures Opponent to Death

U.S. Department of State Office of the Spokesperson  Statement by Morgan Ortagus, Spokesperson June 30, 2019 Maduro Dictatorship Tortures Opponent to Death The United States condemns the killing and torture of Capitan de Corbeta Rafael Acosta Arévalo, a Venezuelan Naval Officer, who died while in the custody of Maduro’s thugs and their Cuban advisers. We express ...
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Treasury Sanctions Nicolas Maduro’s Son for Serving in Venezuela’s Illegitimate Government

U.S Department of the Treasury Press Releases June 28, 2019 Treasury Sanctions Nicolas Maduro’s Son for Serving in Venezuela’s Illegitimate Government Washington – Today, the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) designated the son of Venezuela’s illegitimate regime leader Nicolas Maduro Moros, who was previously sanctioned on July 31, 2017.  ...
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The United States Sanctions Nicolas Maduro Guerra

U.S. Department of State Office of the Spokesperson Media Note June 28, 2019 The United States Sanctions Nicolas Maduro Guerra Today, the United States imposed sanctions against Nicolas Maduro’s son, Nicolas Ernesto Maduro Guerra (Maduro Guerra), for his role as an official in the illegitimate Maduro regime pursuant to E.O. 13692. Maduro Guerra is a ...
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Treasury Sanctions Officials of the Illegitimate Maduro Regime Involved in Rampant Corruption

U.S Department of the Treasury Press Releases June 27, 2019 Treasury Sanctions Officials of the Illegitimate Maduro Regime Involved in Rampant Corruption Treasury continues to target corrupt public sector officials undermining public services Washington – Today, the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) designated two Maduro regime officials who continue ...
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The United States Takes Action Against Corrupt Maduro Regime Officials

U.S. Department of State Office of the Spokesperson Media Note June 27, 2019 The United States Takes Action Against Corrupt Maduro Regime Officials Today, the United States sanctioned Maduro-aligned Luis Alfredo Motta Dominguez and Eustiquio Jose Lugo Gomez for being current or former officials in the Maduro regime.  These individuals have been involved in rampant ...
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State Department: We Will Continue To Apply Pressure On The Maduro Regime

State Department: We Will Continue To Apply Pressure On The Maduro Regime By Elliott Abrams, U.S. Special Representative for Venezuela Miami Herald, June 5, 2019 When I first began to work on Latin American affairs almost 40 years ago, Venezuela was one of the few democracies in Latin America. It was not only the birthplace ...
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DHS Determines that Conditions in Venezuela Threaten the Safety and Security of Passengers, Aircraft, and Crew

U.S. Department of Homeland Security Office of Public Affairs May 15, 2019 DHS Determines that Conditions in Venezuela Threaten the Safety and Security of Passengers, Aircraft, and Crew, Requiring an Immediate Suspension of Air Transportation WASHINGTON– Under 49 U.S.C. § 44907 Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Kevin K. McAleenan determined that conditions in Venezuela threaten ...
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Statement by the U.S. Mission to the UN on a Security Council Meeting on Venezuela

United States Mission to the United Nations May 14, 2019 Statement by the U.S. Mission to the UN on a Security Council Meeting on Venezuela Today, the UN Security Council met in closed consultations to discuss the deteriorating situation in Venezuela. In the meeting, the United States raised alarm over the May 8 detention of ...
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Kimberly Breier remarks on “A New Era in the Americas” at the 2019 Concordia Americas Summit

U.S Department of State Kimberly Breier Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs Bogota, Colombia May 13, 2019 Remarks on “A New Era in the Americas” at the 2019 Concordia Americas Summit I am pleased to be with you today and am impressed with how many business, political, and civil society leaders from the hemisphere ...
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The United States Sanctions Venezuela’s Defense and Security Sector

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson  MEDIA NOTE May 10, 2019 The United States Sanctions Venezuela’s Defense and Security Sector Today, the United States took action against the former Maduro regime for increasing its intimidation of those supporting democracy in Venezuela, including members of the democratically elected National Assembly.  Pursuant to E.O. 13850, ...
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Statement by Secretary Pompeo on the detainment of Edgar Zambrano

U.S. Department of State Office of the Spokesperson May 9, 2019 Statement by Secretary Pompeo on the detainment of Edgar Zambrano The arbitrary arrest yesterday evening of Edgar Zambrano, First Vice President of Venezuela’s National Assembly, is an unacceptable and illegal act that is yet another reflection of the repression of the former Maduro regime. ...
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Treasury Removes Sanctions Imposed on Former High-Ranking Venezuelan Intelligence Official

U.S Department of the Treasury Press Release May 7, 2019 Treasury Removes Sanctions Imposed on Former High-Ranking Venezuelan Intelligence Official After Public Break with Maduro and Dismissal Washington – Today, the Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) removed sanctions imposed on Manuel Ricardo Cristopher Figuera (Cristopher), who last week broke ranks ...
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President Donald J. Trump stands for democracy in Venezuela

The White House Office of the Press Secretary May 1, 2019 PRESIDENT DONALD J. TRUMP STANDS FOR DEMOCRACY IN VENEZUELA “The people of Venezuela are standing for freedom and democracy, and the United States of America is standing right by their side.”  – President Donald J. Trump RESTORING DEMOCRACY AND PROSPERITY: President Donald J. Trump ...
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Treasury Sanctions Venezuelan Minister of Foreign Affairs

U.S Department of the Treasury Press Releases April 26, 2019 Treasury Sanctions Venezuelan Minister of Foreign Affairs Washington – Today, the Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) designated, pursuant to E.O. 13692, as amended, Jorge Alberto Arreaza Montserrat, the Venezuelan Minister of Foreign Affairs, and Carol Bealexis Padilla de Arretureta, both ...
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The United States Sanctions Maduro-Aligned Individuals

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson MEDIA NOTE April 26, 2019 The United States Sanctions Maduro-Aligned Individuals Today, the United States sanctioned two officials aligned with the former Maduro regime pursuant to Executive Order 13962, which allows for the designation of any person determined to be a current or former official of the ...
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Secretary Pompeo Visit to Cucuta, Colombia

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson Fact Sheet: Secretary Pompeo Visit to Cucuta, Colombia April 15, 2019 “….We are desperately trying to get humanitarian assistance to the people of Venezuela. We are committed to helping Venezuela, the region, deny Maduro the opportunity to engage in this thuggish behavior that has been so harmful ...
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Secretary Pompeo on Interim President Juan Guaido’s Return to Venezuela

U.S. Department of State Office of the Spokesperson  Statement By Secretary Pompeo March 4, 2019 Interim President Juan Guaido’s Return to Venezuela The United States applauds the people of Venezuela for their actions to create a peaceful democratic transition, and congratulates Interim President Juan Guaido on his successful diplomatic efforts in the region and safe return ...
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U.S. Department of the Treasury Sanctions Governors of Venezuelan states aligned with Maduro

U.S. Department of the Treasury Office of Public Affairs Press Release: February 25, 2019 Treasury Sanctions Governors of Venezuelan States Aligned with Maduro Treasury targets government officials as humanitarian aid is prevented from entering Venezuela Washington – Today, the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) designated four officials aligned with ...
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Statement by Secretary Pompeo – Let Humanitarian Aid Into Venezuela

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson Statement by Secretary Pompeo February 23, 2019 Let Humanitarian Aid Into Venezuela Today has been a historic day.  Interim President Juan Guaido, the National Assembly and the people of Venezuela have been an inspiration to the world.  Hundreds of thousands of volunteers turned out in peace to ...
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Statement by President Trump and President Ivan Duque on the Crisis in Venezuela

The White House Office of the Press Secretary February 13, 2019 Joint Statement by President Donald J. Trump and President Ivan Duque Marquez on the Crisis in Venezuela The United States and Colombia are committed to taking steps to resolve the ongoing democratic and humanitarian crisis in Venezuela. Both countries strongly support Interim President of ...
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U.S. Department of the Treasury sanctions Venezuela’s State-Owned Oil Company

U.S. Department of the Treasury Office of Public Affairs Treasury Sanctions Venezuela’s State-Owned Oil Company Petroleos de Venezuela, S.A. January 28, 2019 Action Intensifies Pressure on Maduro and Regime Insiders, Demonstrates U.S. Commitment to Leverage Economic Pressure to Support the Venezuelan People’s Transition to Democracy Washington – Today the Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign ...
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Sanctions Against PDVSA and Venezuela Oil Sector

U.S. Department of State Office of the Spokesperson January 28, 2019 Statement by Secretary Pompeo on Sanctions Against PDVSA and Venezuela Oil Sector Today, the United States has taken necessary actions to prevent the illegitimate former Maduro regime from further plundering Venezuela’s assets and natural resources. The United States has determined that persons operating in ...
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Pompeo at OAS: “The United States is a friend of Venezuela and of the Venezuelan people”

U.S. Department of State Office of the Spokesperson Remarks by Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo at the Organization of American States January 24, 2019 Organization of American States Washington, D.C. SECRETARY POMPEO:  Thank you very much.  The United States is a friend of Venezuela and of the Venezuelan people.  We have watched Venezuelans suffer for ...
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Treasury Targets Venezuelan President Maduro’s Inner Circle and Proceeds of Corruption in the United States

U.S. Department of the Treasury Office of Public Affairs September 25, 2018 Washington – Today, the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) designated four members of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro’s inner circle, including First Lady and former Attorney General and President of the National Assembly Cilia Adela Flores de Maduro. OFAC ...
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Statement from Vice President Mike Pence on Venezuela’s Elections

Statement from Vice President Mike Pence on Venezuela’s Elections Venezuela’s election was a sham ­– neither free nor fair. The illegitimate result of this fake process is a further blow to the proud democratic tradition of Venezuela. Every day, thousands of Venezuelans flee brutal oppression and grinding poverty – literally voting with their feet. The ...
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Venezuela’s Snap Presidential Elections

U.S. Department of State Office of the Spokesperson Statement by Heather Nauert, Spokesperson January 24, 2018 Venezuela’s Snap Presidential Elections The United States strongly rejects the call by Venezuela’s illegitimate Constituent Assembly for snap presidential elections before April 30. This vote would be neither free nor fair. It would only deepen, not help resolve, national tensions. ...
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Statement by President Donald J. Trump on Venezuela

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary August 1, 2017 Statement by President Donald J. Trump The United States condemns the actions of the Maduro dictatorship.  Mr. Lopez and Mr. Ledezma are political prisoners being held illegally by the regime.  The United States holds Maduro – who publicly announced just hours earlier that he ...
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