Statement from President Donald J. Trump on the Maduro Regime in Venezuela

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 21, 2018 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 people. I have signed an Executive Order to prevent ...
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An Unfair, Unfree Vote in Venezuela

Press Statement Mike Pompeo Secretary of State Washington, DC May 21, 2018 The United States condemns the fraudulent election that took place in Venezuela on May 20. This so-called “election” is an attack on constitutional order and an affront to Venezuela’s tradition of democracy. Until the Maduro regime restores a democratic path in Venezuela through ...
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Venezuela: Excerpts from Remarks by Vice President Pence at the OAS

…………………………….. Yet more than any other nation in our hemisphere, in Venezuela, the tragedy of tyranny is on full display. And the blame can be laid squarely at the feet of one man: Nicolás Maduro. Maduro promised his people he would restore prosperity, but delivered only deeper poverty. He promised them safety and security, but ...
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Humanitarian assistance for vulnerable Venezuelans

Statement by administrator Mark Green on U.S. humanitarian assistance for vulnerable Venezuelans United States Agency for International Development For Immediate Release March 20, 2018 Office of Press Relations Telephone: +1.202.712.4320 | Email: press@usaid.gov   Today, the United States announced new humanitarian assistance to support Venezuelans in Colombia, who are fleeing desperate poverty, hunger, and tyranny in ...
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Secretary Mnuchin’s Meeting with Finance Ministers on Venezuela

Readout from a Treasury Spokesperson on Secretary Mnuchin’s Meeting with Finance Ministers on Venezuela March 19, 2018   Secretary Mnuchin attended a meeting this morning on the political, economic and humanitarian crisis in Venezuela, hosted by Argentine Finance Minister Luis Caputo, along with leading finance ministers from the Western Hemisphere, the European Union and Japan. The focus was on coordinating ...
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Statement by the Press Secretary on Venezuela

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 11, 2017 Today, Nicolas Maduro requested a phone call with President Donald J. Trump. Since the start of this Administration, President Trump has asked that Maduro respect Venezuela’s constitution, hold free and fair elections, release political prisoners, cease all human rights violations, and ...
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Treasury Sanctions Eight Individuals Involved in Venezuela’s Illegitimate Constituent Assembly

8/9/2017 Washington – Today, the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) designated eight individuals involved in organizing or otherwise supporting the creation of Venezuela’s Constituent Assembly (Asamblea Constituyente or AC) and participating in anti-democratic actions pursuant to Executive Order (E.O.) 13692.  The AC, which seeks to rewrite the Venezuelan constitution ...
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Venezuela’s Illegitimate National Constituent Assembly

Press Statement Heather Nauert Department Spokesperson Washington, DC August 3, 2017 The United States considers the Venezuelan National Constituent Assembly the illegitimate product of a flawed process designed by the Maduro dictatorship to further its assault on democracy. The process was rigged from the start, from the irregular manner in which the election was decreed ...
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Statement by President Donald J. Trump

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 1, 2017 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 would move against ...
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Defending Democracy in Venezuela

The United States condemns the elections imposed on July 30 for the National Constituent Assembly, which is designed to replace the legitimately elected National Assembly and undermine the Venezuelan people’s right to self-determination. The United States stands by the people of Venezuela, and their constitutional representatives, in their quest to restore their country to a ...
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Venezuela Travel Warning

LAST UPDATED: JULY 27, 2017 The U.S. Department of State warns U.S. citizens against travel to Venezuela due to social unrest, violent crime, and pervasive food and medicine shortages.  This travel warning also informs U.S. citizens that on July 27, the Department ordered the departure of family members and authorized the voluntary departure of U.S. ...
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An Unequivocal Message From the People of Venezuela

Press Statement Heather Nauert Department Spokesperson Washington, DC July 17, 2017 The United States applauds the courage and determination of Venezuelans who exercised their rights to freedom of expression, association, and peaceful assembly in defense of their democracy on July 16. Yesterday’s vote was a massive repudiation of the proposed National Constituent Assembly, which would ...
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Treasury Sanctions Eight Members of Venezuela’s Supreme Court of Justice

5/18/2017 Washington – Today, the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) designated eight Venezuelan government officials pursuant to Executive Order 13692.  The designated officials, members of Venezuela’s Supreme Court of Justice (Tribunal Supremo de Justicia or TSJ), are responsible for a number of judicial rulings in the past year that ...
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Venezuelan Supreme Court Decision Greatly Undermines Democratic Institutions

Press Statement Mark C. Toner Acting Spokesperson Washington, DC March 30, 2017 The United States condemns the Venezuelan Supreme Court’s March 29 decision to usurp the powers of the democratically elected National Assembly. This rupture of democratic and constitutional norms greatly damages Venezuela’s democratic institutions and denies the Venezuelan people the right to shape their country’s ...
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Joint Statement on Recent Developments in the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela

Media Note Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC August 11, 2016   We the undersigned, Member States of the Organization of American States (OAS), underscore our commitment to the Charter of the Organization and the Inter-American Democratic Charter, the OAS Permanent Council’s declaration on Venezuela of June 1, 2016 (CP/DEC 63/16), and our support for ...
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Seating of the Venezuelan National Assembly

Press Statement John Kirby Spokesperson, Bureau of Public Affairs Washington, DC January 5, 2016 The United States congratulates the people of Venezuela on the installation of their new, democratically-elected National Assembly. This is an important and necessary step towards fulfilling the will of Venezuelan voters as reflected in last month’s elections. The National Assembly can serve ...
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