Suspension of Talks Between Venezuela’s Interim Government and the Former Maduro Regime

PRESS STATEMENT MORGAN ORTAGUS, DEPARTMENT SPOKESPERSON SEPTEMBER 17, 2019 The suspension of the Norway-sponsored talks between Venezuela’s interim government and the former Maduro regime reflects the refusal of the regime to negotiate in good faith. Once again, the regime sees negotiations as a delaying tactic and has subverted good-faith efforts to find a peaceful political ... Read More»

Treasury Underscores U.S. Commitment to Humanitarian Support for Venezuelan People

AUGUST 06, 2019 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. OFAC maintains several authorizations that permit humanitarian-related transactions, enabling continued support to the people of Venezuela and ensuring that legitimate humanitarian ... Read More»

President Donald J. Trump is Cutting Off the Financial Resources of Maduro and His Cronies

“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 ISOLATING MADURO AND HIS CRONIES: President Donald J. Trump is taking action to isolate the illegitimate Maduro regime from the global financial system. The President signed an executive order ... Read More»

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 Government of Venezuela that are within the jurisdiction of the United States. It also authorizes the Secretary of the Treasury, in consultation with the Secretary of State, ... Read More»

The United States remains committed to supporting the people of Venezuela

Fact Sheet For Immediate Release Monday, August 5, 2019 Office of Press Relations A SPIRALING HUMANITARIAN CRISIS: While the illegitimate former Maduro regime continues to deny the scale of the crisis – as well as its role in causing it – independent international organizations report dire, irrefutable findings from inside Venezuela. The July 2019 United Nations (U.N.) Human Rights report confirms that Nicolás ... Read More»

The United States Publicly Designates Venezuela’s Rafael Enrique Bastardo Mendoza and Ivan Rafael Hernandez Dala for Gross Violations of Human Rights

PRESS STATEMENT MICHAEL R. POMPEO, SECRETARY OF STATE AUGUST 2, 2019 The United States is publicly designating Rafael Enrique Bastardo Mendoza, Commander of Venezuela’s police special forces (the FAES), and Ivan Rafael Hernandez Dala, Commander of military counter intelligence (the DGCIM), for their involvement in gross violations of human rights. The security and intelligence organizations ... Read More»

Treasury Disrupts Corruption Network Stealing From Venezuela’s Food Distribution Program, CLAP

PRESS RELEASE JULY 25, 2019 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 Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) sanctioned Colombian national Alex Nain Saab Moran (Saab), a profiteer orchestrating a vast corruption ... Read More»

USAID administrator Mark Green’s meeting with his excellency Carlos Vecchio, Venezuelan ambassador to the United States, and Venezuelan human ri

Readout For Immediate Release Friday, July 19, 2019 The following is attributable to Spokesperson Tom Babington: On July 19, 2019, U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Mark Green met with His Excellency Carlos Vecchio, Venezuelan Ambassador to the United States, and Venezuelan human rights activist Lilian Tintori. The Administrator reiterated the U.S. Government’s support ... Read More»
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