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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United States Restricts Travel & Vessels to Cuba

U.S. Department of State Office of the Spokesperson June 4, 2019 United States Restricts Travel & Vessels to Cuba Today, the United States took strong action to prevent U.S. travel to Cuba from enriching the Cuban military, security, and intelligence services by announcing new restrictions on authorized travel and vessels to the island. Going forward, ...
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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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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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Assistant Secretary for Western Hemisphere Affairs Kimberly Breier Travels to Argentina and Colombia

Assistant Secretary Kimberly Breier will travel to Argentina and Colombia May 9 through 13 to strengthen regional cooperation in promoting democracy, economic prosperity, and security.
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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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United States Provides Additional Humanitarian Aid to Venezuelans Who Have Fled Their Country

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson April 10, 2019 United States Provides Additional Humanitarian Aid to Venezuelans Who Have Fled Their Country Today, Vice President Pence announced that the United States is providing nearly $61 million in additional humanitarian assistance to support the regional response for the 3.4 million Venezuelans who have fled ...
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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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United States Provides Additional Humanitarian Aid to Venezuelans Who Have Fled Their Country

U.S Department of State Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC February 25, 2019 United States Provides Additional Humanitarian Aid to Venezuelans Who Have Fled Their Country Today, Vice President Pence announced that the United States is providing nearly $56 million in additional humanitarian assistance to support the regional response for the nearly 3.4 million Venezuelans ...
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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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Several European countries recognize Juan Guaido as Venezuela’s Interim President

U.S. Department of State Office of the Spokesperson  Statement by Secretary Pompeo February 4, 2019 Recognition of Juan Guaido as Venezuela’s Interim President by Several European Countries We welcome the decision today by Austria, Czech Republic, Denmark, Germany, Estonia, Finland, France, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, and the United Kingdom to recognize ...
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Protecting Venezuela’s Assets for Benefit of Venezuelan People

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson  STATEMENT BY ROBERT PALLADINO, DEPUTY SPOKESPERSON January 29, 2019 Protecting Venezuela’s Assets for Benefit of Venezuelan People On January 25, Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo certified the authority of Venezuela’s interim President Juan Guaido to receive and control certain property in accounts of the Government 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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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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United States is Ready to Provide Urgent Humanitarian Aid to the People of Venezuela

U.S. Department of State Office of the Spokesperson January 24, 2019 United States is Ready to Provide Urgent Humanitarian Aid to the People of Venezuela Today, Secretary of State Pompeo announced that the United States is ready to provide more than $20 million in initial humanitarian assistance to the people of Venezuela as they struggle to ...
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Donald J. Trump Recognizes Juan Guaido as the Interim President of Venezuela

Statement from President Donald J. Trump Recognizing Venezuelan National Assembly President Juan Guaido as the Interim President of Venezuela “Today, I am officially recognizing the President of the Venezuelan National Assembly, Juan Guaido, as the Interim President of Venezuela. In its role as the only legitimate branch of government duly elected by the Venezuelan people, ...
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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 and Executive Order from President Donald J. Trump on the Maduro Regime in Venezuela

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary May 21, 2018 Statement from President Donald J. Trump on the Maduro Regime in Venezuela Today, I have taken action to prevent the Maduro regime from conducting “fire sales,” liquidating Venezuela’s critical assets—assets the country will need to rebuild its economy. This money belongs to the Venezuelan ...
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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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Statement on Presidential Elections Announced in Venezuela

U.S. Department of State Office of the Spokesperson  Statement by Heather Nauert, Spokesperson February 8, 2018 Presidential Elections Announced in Venezuela The United States denounces the decision by Venezuela’s National Electoral Council to unilaterally advance presidential elections without guarantees to ensure free, fair, and internationally-validated elections.  These elections do not have the agreement of all political ...
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Remarks by the Vice President on Latin America

The White House Office of the Vice President August 23, 2017 Remarks by the Vice President on Latin America Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church Miami, Florida 4:56 P.M. EDT THE VICE PRESIDENT:  Governor Scott, Senator Rubio, Congressman Diaz-Balart, thank you for those stirring words.  These are three great leaders and three great champions of ...
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