Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy, Caracas, Venezuela May 11, 2018

Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy, Caracas, Venezuela May 11, 2018 Location: Various locations throughout Venezuela Event: Various gatherings and demonstrations are planned to take place in the days prior to the May 20 Venezuelan elections.  Similar events may continue after May 20. Actions to Take: U.S. government personnel are advised to avoid the area of any demonstration and large ...
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Message for U.S. Citizens: Resumption of Operations at U.S. Consular Agency In Maracaibo, April 30, 2018

Message for U.S. Citizens: Resumption of Operations at U.S. Consular Agency In Maracaibo, Zulia April 30, 2018 The U.S. Embassy informs U.S. citizens that the U.S. Consular Agency in Maracaibo has resumed operations effective April 30, 2018. The U.S. Consular Agency offers guidance on U.S. citizens’ services for the Maracaibo district. Please note, the office does not ...
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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy, Caracas, Venezuela April 26, 2018

Location: Confirmed cases of measles have been reported in the following Venezuelan states: Bolivar (especially the Municipality of Caroni) Capital District (Caracas) Miranda Monagas Delta Amacuro Apure Anzoátegui Vargas Event: Venezuela is experiencing a measles outbreak. Actions to Take: Review your health records with your medical provider to ensure you are properly vaccinated. Visit the  Centers for Disease C ...
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Message for U.S. Citizens: Temporary Closure of U.S. Consular Agency in Maracaibo, Zulia April 25, 2018

The U.S. Embassy informs U.S. citizens that the U.S. Consular Agency in Maracaibo is closed temporarily, until further notice. Any citizen needing routine or emergency services should contact the U.S. Embassy in Caracas using the contact information below. Assistance: U.S. Embassy, Caracas, Venezuela https://ve.usembassy.gov/ For all inquiries about ACS services email acsvenezuela@state.gov or call +58 (212) 975-6411 ...
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American Citizen Services to offer passport renewal and notary appointments in Margarita Island on Friday, May 4th, 2018

The American Citizen Services Unit of the U.S. Embassy in Caracas will travel to Margarita Island on Friday, May 4th, 2018, to provide services to U.S. citizens living in the city and surrounding areas.  U.S. citizens may take advantage of this opportunity to: Renew a U.S. passport Notarize a document that will be used in the ...
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American Citizen Services to offer passport renewal and notary appointments in Maracaibo on March 19 and 20, 2018

The American Citizen Services Unit of the U.S. Embassy in Caracas will travel to Maracaibo on Monday, March 19th and Tuesday 20th, 2018, to provide services to U.S. citizens living in the city and surrounding areas. U.S. citizens may take advantage of this opportunity to: Renew a U.S. passport Notarize a document that will be ...
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American Citizen Services to offer passport renewal / notary appointments in Valencia on January 29, 2018

The American Citizen Services Unit of the U.S. Embassy in Caracas will travel to Valencia on Monday, January 29, 2018, to provide services to U.S. citizens living in the city and surrounding areas. U.S. citizens may take advantage of this opportunity to: Renew a U.S. passport Notarize a document that will be used in the ...
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American Citizen Services to offer passport renewal in Maracaibo (week of January 15th, 2018)

The American Citizen Services Unit of the U.S. Embassy in Caracas will travel to Maracaibo the week of January 15th, 2018, to provide services to U.S. citizens living in the city and surrounding areas.  U.S. citizens may take advantage of this opportunity to:  ·         Renew a U.S. passport Appointments will be limited and preference will be ...
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Message to U.S. Citizens: Improvements to Safety and Security Information

On Wednesday, January 10, 2018, the Department of State will make changes to our safety and security information to make it easier to find, understand, and use. Travel Advisories will replace Travel Warnings and Travel Alerts.  Every country will have a Travel Advisory, which will provide one of four standard levels of advice.  The Travel ...
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Prolonged Detention of Joshua Holt (December 14, 2017)

Press Statement Heather Nauert Department Spokesperson Washington, DC December 14, 2017 Prolonged Detention of Joshua Holt On December 12, U.S. citizen Joshua Holt was charged after more than 17 months of detention. U.S. Embassy personnel were not permitted to observe Mr. Holt’s court hearing on December 12. The United States remains extremely concerned for Mr. ...
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Message for U.S. Citizens: Notice Regarding Social Security Services (September 29, 2017)

Message for U.S. Citizens NOTICE REGARDING SOCIAL SECURITY SERVICES (Sept 29, 2017) The Social Security Administration (SSA) has consolidated its overseas operations into several regional offices that provide a full range of SSA services for U.S. citizens residing outside of the United States.  Effective October 1, 2017, individuals residing in Caracas, Venezuela who require social ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Increased Restrictions on U.S. Diplomat Movement Policy (September 25, 2017)

The U.S. Embassy in Caracas informs all U.S. citizens in Venezuela that the policy regarding the movements of U.S. citizen diplomats and their family members in Caracas and elsewhere in Venezuela has been updated.  As always, the Embassy encourages all U.S. citizens living in and traveling through Venezuela to remain vigilant at all times and ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens in Caracas: Ongoing Demonstration in Chacao Area (September 25, 2017)

The Embassy has received reports that Opposition supporters have blocked Francisco de Miranda and Elice Streets in the Chacao district of Caracas. The Chacao police are at the scene and the Embassy has received reports that the police have already deployed tear gas and non-lethal ammunition against the demonstrators. The situation is ongoing and U.S. diplomats have ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens in Caracas: Possible Gathering at U.S. Embassy August 28

  United States Embassy Caracas, Venezuela Security Message for U.S. Citizens in Caracas: Possible Gathering at U.S. Embassy August 28 (Aug 28, 2017) The U.S. Embassy has received reports that a group of opposition supporters are planning to march from Plaza Alfredo Sadel towards the U.S. Embassy Monday, August 28, at an undetermined time. The ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Nationwide Military Exercises Scheduled for August 26-27

United States Embassy Caracas, Venezuela Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Nationwide Military Exercises Scheduled for August 26-27 (August 24, 2017) The U.S. Embassy in Caracas advises U.S. citizens to be aware that exercises by the Venezuelan military are scheduled throughout the country the weekend of August 26-27 in apparent reaction to recent U.S. Government comments on Venezuela. ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens in Caracas: Possible Gathering at U.S. Embassy August 15 (Aug 14, 2017)

United States Embassy Caracas, Venezuela Security Message for U.S. Citizens in Caracas: Possible Gathering at U.S. Embassy August 15 (Aug 14, 2017) The U.S. Embassy has received reports on social media that opposition supporters are planning to gather outside the U.S. Embassy tomorrow Tuesday, August 15, at an undetermined time. The U.S. Embassy will be operating ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Government March Scheduled for August 14 (Aug 14, 2017)

United States Embassy Caracas, Venezuela Security Message for U.S. Citizens in Caracas: Government March Scheduled for August 14 (Aug 14, 2017) The Embassy has received reports that a pro-government march been scheduled for Monday, August 14th beginning at 9:00 a.m.  Possible gathering points include Avenida Libertador and CANTV headquarters, converging on the presidential palace, Palacio Miraflores.   U.S. Embassy ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Opposition March Scheduled for August 12 (Aug 11, 2017)

United States Embassy Caracas, Venezuela Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Opposition March Scheduled for August 12 (Aug 11, 2017) The Embassy has received reports that an opposition march has been scheduled for Saturday, August 12th beginning at 11:00 a.m. in various locations throughout Caracas, including Chacao, El Hatillo, Parque Cristal, and Plaza de las Américas in ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens in Caracas: Plaza Bolivar Protest (Aug 9, 2017)

  United States Embassy Caracas, Venezuela Security Message for U.S. Citizens in Caracas: Plaza Bolivar Protest (Aug 9, 2017) The Embassy has received reports of a planned demonstration starting at 5 p.m. in the Chacao neighborhood of Caracas at the Plaza Bolivar. The Embassy strongly cautions all U.S. citizens to avoid protest areas and are reminded that ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Protests and Roadblocks Starting at 12 p.m., August 8 (August 8, 2017)

  United States Embassy Caracas, Venezuela Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Protests and Roadblocks Starting at 12 p.m., August 8 (August 8, 2017) The Embassy has received reports that the opposition is calling for protests and improvised roadblocks to begin around 12:00 p.m. today, August 8.  Gathering points and routes remain unclear at this time and are subject ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens in Caracas: Santa Fe Distribuidor Blocked (July 29, 2017)

United States Embassy Caracas, Venezuela Security Message for U.S. Citizens in Caracas: Santa Fe Distribuidor Blocked (July 29, 2017) U.S. Embassy Caracas has received information that the Santa Fe distribuidor is blocked to traffic. ‎U.S. diplomats have been restricted to the Valle Arriba and Santa Fe housing areas. U.S. citizens are strongly encouraged to monitor ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens in Caracas: Protests and Roadblocks Starting at 12 p.m. July 28 (July 28, 2017)

United States Embassy Caracas, Venezuela Security Message for U.S. Citizens in Caracas: Protests and Roadblocks Starting at 12 p.m. July 28 (July 28, 2017) The Embassy has received reports that the opposition is calling for protests and improvised roadblocks to begin around 12:00 p.m. today, July 28.  Gathering points and routes remain unclear at this time and are subject to ...
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VENEZUELAN TRAVEL WARNING

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. government employees from the U.S. ...
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Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens: EMBASSY CLOSED July 26 & 27; Strikes and Protests Planned Throughout Country

The Embassy has received reports of a 48-hour general strike beginning at 6 a.m. on Wednesday, July 26, and ending at 6 a.m. on Friday, July 28. During this time, there may be protests and roadblocks throughout Caracas and other major cities. U.S. diplomats will be restricted to Santa Fe and Valle Arriba neighborhoods. Given ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: July 25 – 29

The opposition has called for a general strike to occur Wednesday and Thursday of this week. We expect most businesses to be closed and movement for U.S. diplomats to be restricted to the Valle Arriba and Santa Fe areas. Similar hindrances to movement could persist beyond Th‎ursday.  We advise taking appropriate preparatory measures, including gathering ...
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Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens: EMBASSY CLOSED July 20; Strikes and Protests Planned Throughout Country

The Embassy has received reports of a 24-hour general strike beginning at 6 a.m. Thursday, July 20, until 6 a.m. Friday, July 21.  We expect there to be protests, with improvised roadblocks, throughout Caracas and other major cities.  U.S. Embassy personnel will be restricted to Santa Fe and Valle Arriba during that time. Given operational challenges expected during the ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Events July 14-16

The Embassy has received reports of multiple, possibly conflicting events scheduled this weekend. The Opposition plans to hold a nation-wide straw poll July 16 against the constituent assembly with thousands of polling centers.  Simultaneously, the government will hold a dry run of the July 30 constituent assembly elections. Expect polling sites to have increased activity ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens in Caracas: July 13 Protests

The Embassy has received reports of an evening march scheduled for today, July 13 starting at 5 p.m. The announced gathering points include but are not limited to Altamira, La Carlota, Las Mercedes and Campo Alegre. U.S. Embassy personnel have been advised to avoid the aforementioned areas during the late afternoon and evening hours. U.S. ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens in Caracas: July 10 Protests

The Embassy has received reports that protesters will use improvised roadblocks at many locations in Caracas from 10am-8pm today, July 10.  U.S. Embassy personnel have been recommended to shelter in place should roadblocks occur. U.S. citizens are strongly encouraged to monitor local news constantly.  Affected areas often experience traffic disruptions, and it is also reasonable ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens in Caracas: July 9 Protests

The Embassy has received reports of a daytime march scheduled for today, July 9, starting at 11 a.m.  The stated gathering point is El Chacaito (Plaza Brion‎ and Francisco de Miranda Avenue). However, routes and gathering points are subject to change.  U.S. Embassy personnel have been advised to avoid the El Chacaito area. U.S. citizens ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens in Caracas: July 6 Protests

The Embassy has received reports of a daytime march scheduled for Thursday, July 6, starting at 11 a.m.  There are various gathering points throughout the city. However, routes remain unclear at this time and are subject to change.  U.S. Embassy personnel are restricted to Santa Fe and Valle Arriba starting at 11 a.m. today. U.S. ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Embassy Closed July 4-5 and Upcoming Protests

The Embassy will be closed July 4 and 5 in observance of U.S. and Venezuelan Independence Day Holidays, respectively. The Embassy has received reports that protesters will use improvised roadblocks at many locations in Caracas from 12pm-6pm Tuesday, July 4. U.S. Embassy personnel will be restricted to Santa Fe and Valle Arriba during that time. ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens in Caracas: July 1 Protests

The Embassy has received reports of a daytime march scheduled for Saturday, July 1. Specific gathering points and routes remain unclear at this time and are often coordinated only hours beforehand.  U.S. Embassy personnel have been advised to avoid the following areas: Distribuidor Santa Fe Altamira Caurimare Plaza Las Américas Plaza Brion, Chacaíto Bello Monte ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens in Caracas: June 29 Protests

UPDATE:  The Embassy is receiving reports of confrontations with law enforcement and protesters in the following additional areas: Las Mercedes by the Centro Venezolano Americano, Avenida Principal, and Tolon Francisco Miranda from La Floresta to Lazo Marti in Chacaito Distribuidor Altamira The Embassy has received reports of a daytime march scheduled for today, June 29. ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens in Caracas: June 28 Protests

The Embassy has received reports of marches and roadblocks throughout Caracas beginning around noon today, June 28. Specific gathering points and routes remain unclear at this time and are often coordinated only hours beforehand. However, road closures and demonstrations in historically utilized areas are likely. U.S. Embassy personnel are restricted to the Valle Arriba and ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens in Caracas: June 27 Protests

The Embassy has received reports of demonstrations scheduled for today, June 27, in the Las Mercedes area. Specific gathering points and routes remain unclear at this time and are often coordinated only hours beforehand.   U.S. Embassy personnel have been advised to avoid the Las Mercedes area. U.S. citizens are strongly encouraged to monitor local ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens in Caracas: June 26 Protests

The Embassy has received reports of a demonstrations scheduled for today, June 26. Specific gathering points and routes remain unclear at this time and are often coordinated only hours beforehand. However, road closures and demonstrations in historically utilized areas are likely. U.S. Embassy personnel will be restricted to the Valle Arriba and Santa Fe areas ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens in Caracas: Protests Scheduled for June 23 and 24

UPDATE: There are reports of roads being blocked in the vicinity of the U.S. Embassy.  All U.S. Embassy personnel have been advised to refrain from attempting to return to the Embassy until after the sit-ins have dispersed. The Embassy has received reports of marches and roadblocks planned for today, June 23 and Saturday, June 24.  ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens in Caracas: June 22 Protests

The Embassy has received reports of a daytime march scheduled for today, Thursday June 22.  Specific gathering points and routes remain unclear at this time and are often coordinated only hours beforehand. However, U.S. Embassy personnel have been advised to avoid the following areas: Bello Monte Distribuidor de Santa Fe Altamira Santa Monica U.S. citizens ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens in Caracas: June 21 Protests

The Embassy has received reports that the march scheduled for Tuesday, June 20 has been rescheduled to this evening, Wednesday June 21. Not all gathering points and routes are clear at this time and they are often coordinated only hours beforehand. However, U.S. Embassy personnel have been advised to avoid Las Mercedes, Altamira, Chacao, Chacaito, ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens in Caracas: June 20 Protests

The Embassy has received reports of an evening march scheduled for Tuesday, June 20.  Not all gathering points and routes are clear at this time and they are often coordinated only hours beforehand. However, U.S. Embassy personnel have been advised to avoid Las Mercedes, Altamira, Chacao, Chacaito, El Rosal and Bello Campo during the late ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens in Caracas: June 19 Protests

The Embassy has received reports of a daytime march scheduled for Monday, June 19 and possibly throughout the coming week. Specific gathering points and routes remain unclear at this time and are often coordinated only hours beforehand. U.S. Embassy personnel have been advised to avoid the following areas: 1-     Residencias Venezuela, Coche. 2-     Calle 14 ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Upcoming Protests and Marches

The Embassy has received reports of a daytime march scheduled for Saturday, June 17, to take place throughout Venezuela.  There are also reports of additional marches including one tentatively scheduled for Monday, June 19 and possibly throughout the coming week.  Specific gathering points and routes remain unclear at this time and are often coordinated only ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Ongoing Protests and Marches

The Embassy has received reports of an evening rally tonight, June 13.  It will begin in Chuao and will end at the church “La Transfiguracion del Senor.”  Protests may spill over into surrounding neighborhoods. The Embassy expects continued rallies and activities in Caracas and throughout the country this week.  Specific gathering points and routes are ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Ongoing Protests and Marches

The Embassy has received reports of various rallies and activities that are expected to take place in Caracas and throughout the country this weekend and the coming weeks.  Specific gathering points and routes are unclear at this time and are often coordinated only hours beforehand. U.S. citizens are strongly encouraged to monitor local news constantly. ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Protests and Marches Scheduled from May 20 to 22

The Embassy has received reports of various rallies and activities that are expected to take place in Caracas and throughout the country this weekend, including an opposition-aligned demonstration slated to take place on Saturday morning, May 20, a march featuring “deputies” and “popular sectors” on Sunday, May 21, and a healthcare-focused march on Monday, May ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Protests and Marches Scheduled from May 16 to 20

The Embassy has received reports of various rallies and activities that are expected to take place in Caracas and throughout the country this week, including a gathering from 5:00 to 7:00 PM, Wednesday, May 17 and an opposition-aligned demonstration slated to take place on Saturday, May 20. Specific gathering points and routes are unclear at ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Protests and Marches Scheduled from May 8 to 13 (May 8, 2017)

The Embassy has received reports of various pro-government and Mesa de la Unidad (MUD) rallies and activities every day this week.  The scheduled rallies and activities are expected to take place in Caracas and throughout the country. Travel for all U.S. diplomats may be restricted to the Santa Fe and Valle Arriba areas in Caracas, ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Women’s March on Saturday May 6 (May 5, 2017)

The Embassy has received reports that the opposition group Voluntad Popular has called for a Women’s March on May 6 at 10:00 am from Plaza Brion to the main offices of the Ministry of Interior, Justice and Peace in Downtown Caracas.  Travel for all U.S. diplomats may be restricted to the Santa Fe and Valle ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Venezuelan Labor Day Holiday Weekend Protests

The Embassy has received reports that numerous opposition and pro-government gatherings, marches and demonstrations have been called for Friday, April 28, 2017 and the three-day holiday weekend through the Monday, May 1 Labor Day Holiday.  If necessary, travel during this period for all Chief of Mission personnel may be restricted to the Santa Fe and ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Scheduled Opposition March on Government Offices April 26

The Embassy has received reports that La Mesa de la Unidad (MUD), Venezuela’s main opposition coalition, has called for a citywide march in Caracas on April 26 at 10:00 am to government offices in downtown Caracas (Municipio Libertador), possibly the Supreme Court of Venezuela (Tribunal Supremo de Justicia), the Office of the Ombudsman (Defensoría del ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Scheduled Protests on April 22 and 24

The Embassy has received reports that La Mesa de la Unidad (MUD), Venezuela’s main opposition coalition, has called for further nationwide protests, commencing this Saturday, April 22 at 10:00 am with a “silent” march to all state headquarters of the Venezuelan Episcopal Conference (CEV). The MUD has also announced a countrywide “sit-in” on Monday, April 24, ...
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