Venezuela Treasury Sanctions

  The United States Imposes Sanctions on Venezuelan Individuals and Entities (September 25, 2018) Treasury Targets Venezuelan President Maduro’s Inner Circle and Proceeds of Corruption in the United States (September 25, 2018) OFAC publishes changes to the purchase of PDVSA 2020 bonus and also expands 2 new issues in the frequently asked questions (July 19, 2018) Treasury Targets Influential Former Venezuelan Official and His Corruption Network (May 18, 2018) Treasury Sanctions Four Current or Former Venezuelan Officials Associated with Economic Mismanagement and Corruption (March 19, 2018) Treasury Sanctions Ten Venezuelan Government Officials (November 9, 2017) Statement by the Press Secretary on New Financial Sanctions on Venezuela  (August 25, 2017) Treasury Sanctions Eight Individuals Involved in Venezuela’s Illegitimate Constituent Assembly (August 9, 2017) Treasury Sanctions the President of Venezuela (July 31, 2017) Treasury Sanctions Eight Members of Venezuela’s Supreme Court of Justice (May 18, 2017)
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U.S. Announcements in Response to May 20 Venezuelan Elections

  Statement from President Donald J. Trump on the Maduro Regime in Venezuela (May 21, 2018) Executive Order Prohibiting Certain Additional Transactions with Respect to Venezuela (May 21, 2018) Statement from Vice President Mike Pence on Venezuela’s Elections (May 21, 2018) Statement by Secretary Pompeo on Unfair, Unfree Vote in Venezuela (May 21, 2018) U.S. Agency for International Development Administrator Mark Green on Venezuelan Sham Elections (May 22, 2018)  
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U.S. Assistance to Vulnerable Venezuelans

United States Continues To Assist Venezuelans in Need  (September 25, 2018) Remarks by Vice President Pence at the Regional Migration and Humanitarian Crisis — Flows from Venezuela Event (September 25, 2018) United States Announces Additional Humanitarian Aid For Venezuelans In Colombia  (August 8, 2018) United States announces additional Humanitarian Aid for Venezuelans in Colombia (July 16, 2018) Remarks by Vice President Pence to Migrant Community at the Santa Catarina Shelter (June 27, 2018) United States Assisting Venezuelans in Need  (June 26, 2018) Fact Sheet: U.S. Assistance for Venezuelans in Colombia  (May 8, 2018) Remarks by Vice President Pence During a Protocolary Meeting at the Organization of American States  (May 7, 2018) Statement By Heather Nauert, Spokesperson: United States Assisting Venezuelans in Need  (March 20, 2018)
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Transit Visa Interviews

Public Affairs Office Media Unit Tel: 907- 8550; Fax: 907- 8243 ve.usembassy.gov TRANSIT VISA INTERVIEWS Thousands of travelers are affected by airline suspensions between Venezuela and Panama. In order to facilitate travel through the United States, the U.S. Embassy in Caracas advises stranded travelers that emergency transit visa interview appointments are available. The Department of State ...
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U.S. Humanitarian Funding to Colombia to Help Displaced Venezuelans

March 20, 2018 Statement By Heather Nauert, Spokesperson: United States Assisting Venezuelans in Need Click here for the full statement: https://www.state.gov/r/pa/prs/ps/2018/03/279413.htm ### March 20, 2018 Press Release: Ambassador Nikki Haley on U.S. Humanitarian Funding to Colombia to Help Displaced Venezuelans Click here for the full statement: https://usun.state.gov/remarks/8344 #### March 20, 2018 Statement by Administrator Mark Green on U.S. ...
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Treasury Sanctions Four Current or Former Venezuelan Officials Associated with Economic Mismanagement and Corruption

U.S. Department of the Treasury Office of Public Affairs Press Release:           MARCH 19, 2018 Treasury Sanctions Four Current or Former Venezuelan Officials Associated with Economic Mismanagement and Corruption   MARCH 19, 2018 Washington – Today the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) designated four current or former Venezuelan government officials pursuant to ...
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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 parties and limit the ability of individuals to run in the election. By denying participation in the electoral process, the ...
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Secretary Tillerson and the U.S. Engagement in the Western Hemisphere

Remarks Rex W. Tillerson  Secretary of State University of Texas at Austin Austin, Texas February 1, 2018   SECRETARY TILLERSON: Thank you, thank you so much. And thank you, Greg, for that very kind, warm introduction, inviting me back home today. And I want to thank those at the Clements Center of National Security and the ...
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Secretary Tillerson to Travel to Austin, Mexico City, Bariloche, Buenos Aires, Lima, Bogotá, and Kingston

U.S. Department of State Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release Statement By Heather Nauert, Spokesperson January 26, 2018 Secretary Tillerson to Travel to Austin, Mexico City, Bariloche, Buenos Aires, Lima, Bogotá, and Kingston U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will travel to Austin, Texas, and then to Mexico City, Mexico; Bariloche and Buenos Aires, ...
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Venezuela’s Snap Presidential Elections (January 24, 2018)

Press Statement Heather Nauert Department Spokesperson Washington, DC January 24, 2018 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. It would not reflect the will of the ...
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U.S. Embassy Rejects Unfounded Allegations Regarding the Death of Mr. Tomas Lucena

  Press Statement Public Affairs Office Media Unit Caracas. January 19, 2018 U.S. Embassy Rejects Unfounded Allegations Regarding the Death of Mr. Tomas Lucena January 19, 2018, Caracas. The Embassy of the United States of America in Venezuela emphatically rejects President Maduro’s unfounded public assertions on January 11 that the United States was involved in the ...
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U.S. Embassy Reopens Appointments for First-Time Business and Tourist Visa Applicants

Press Release Public Affairs Section Press Section Caracas, Venezuela January 10, 2018 U.S. Embassy Reopens Appointments for First-Time Business and Tourist Visa Applicants The U.S. Embassy in Caracas will resume scheduling new appointments for first-time business or tourist (B-1/B-2) visa applicants on January 17, 2018. First-time applicants for a B-1/B-2 visa may pay the application ...
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U.S. Chargé d’Affaires presses Holt case in first meeting with Venezuelan Foreign Minister

US Embassy – Venezuela Press Release Public Affairs Section Press Section U.S. Chargé d’Affaires presses Holt case in first meeting with Venezuelan Foreign Minister December 28, 2017 The Honorable Todd Robinson, Chargé d’Affaires, e.p., met with Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza on December 28, 2017. During their frank 20 minute meeting, Chargé Robinson called on the ...
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Illegitimate Constituent Assembly Undermining Democracy in Venezuela

Press Statement Heather Nauert Washington, DC December 22, 2017 The United States condemns the illegitimate Constituent Assembly’s continued attacks on Venezuelan democracy. On December 20, it passed a decree to effectively ban certain political opposition parties from participating in the 2018 presidential election. The Venezuelan people deserve better. The U.S. calls for respect for the ...
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Global Magnitsky Human Rights Accountability Act Implementation (December 21, 2017)

U.S. Department of State Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release Statement by Secretary Tillerson Global Magnitsky Human Rights Accountability Act Implementation December 21, 2017 Today, alongside the President and the Department of the Treasury, the Department of State took action against persons who have committed serious human rights abuse and engaged in corruption around ...
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Todd Robinson, Chargé d’Affaires, e.p. arrives in Venezuela (December 18, 2017)

Boletín de Prensa Oficina Informativa y Cultural Sección de Prensa Caracas, December 18, 2017 Todd Robinson, Chargé d’Affaires, e.p. arrives in Venezuela The Honorable Todd Robinson arrived in Venezuela today and assumed the post of Chargé d’Affaires, e.p. at the U.S. Embassy in Caracas. Mr. Robinson is a professional diplomat with personal rank of Minister ...
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National Security Strategy Fact Sheet (December 18, 2017)

PRESIDENT DONALD J. TRUMP ANNOUNCES A NATIONAL SECURITY STRATEGY TO ADVANCE AMERICA’S INTERESTS “Our government’s first duty is to its people, to our citizens — to serve their needs, to ensure their safety, to preserve their rights, and to defend their values.” – President Donald J. Trump A NEW NATIONAL SECURITY STRATEGY FOR A NEW ...
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Venezuela: Humanitarian Aid for the Venezuelan People (December 15, 2017)

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release  STATEMENT BY HEATHER NAUERT, SPOKESPERSON December 15, 2017 Venezuela: Humanitarian Aid for the Venezuelan People   The United States stands with the Venezuelan people, and supports their efforts to resolve the economic, political, and humanitarian crises facing their country.  We remain deeply concerned that the ...
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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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Venezuela’s Undemocratic Electoral Process (December 11, 2017)

The United States condemns President Maduro’s threat to ban opposition parties from participating in next year’s presidential elections. The Venezuelan people deserve the right to express their views and consent to governance through a free and fair democratic process that is open to all candidates. A presidential election cannot be legitimate if candidates and parties ...
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Statement by Secretary of State: International Human Rights Day (December 10, 2017)

Press Statement Rex W. Tillerson Secretary of State Washington, DC December 10, 2017 Sixty-nine years ago today, in the aftermath of World War II, the UN General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights to recognize and elevate the inherent dignity and equal and inalienable rights of all individuals, and that these rights are ...
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Presidential Proclamation Fully Implemented Today (December 8, 2017)

The Department of State is fully implementing Presidential Proclamation 9645 (Enhancing Vetting Capabilities and Processes for Detecting Attempted Entry into the United States by Terrorists or other Public-Safety Threats), as the Supreme Court’s December 4, 2017 orders permit. The Department began implementing the full Proclamation at the opening of business (local time) at U.S. embassies and consulates ...
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Treasury Sanctions Ten Venezuelan Government Officials (November 9, 2017)

Treasury Sanctions Ten Venezuelan Government Officials 11/9/2017 Washington – Today, the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) designated ten current or former Venezuelan government officials pursuant to Executive Order (E.O.) 13692.  These individuals are associated with undermining electoral processes, media censorship, or corruption in government-administered food programs in Venezuela.  This designation ...
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Anti-Democratic Actions by Maduro Regime in Venezuela (November 7, 2017)

Press Statement Heather Nauert Department Spokesperson Washington, DC November 7, 2017 Anti-Democratic Actions by Maduro Regime in Venezuela The United States condemns the Maduro regime’s increasing disrespect for democracy and fundamental human rights in Venezuela. By attempting to strip the democratically elected National Assembly’s Vice President and opposition leader Freddy Guevara of his parliamentary immunity ...
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Lima Group’s Declaration on Venezuela (October 27, 2017)

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release STATEMENT BY HEATHER NAUERT, SPOKESPERSON October 27, 2017 Lima Group’s Declaration on Venezuela The United States welcomes the Lima Group’s leadership in addressing the deteriorating situation in Venezuela. The Lima Group’s recent declaration in Toronto — including its support for the provision of humanitarian ...
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Gubernatorial Elections in Venezuela (October 16, 2017)

U.S. Department Of State Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release  Statement By Heather Nauert, Spokesperson October 16, 2017 Gubernatorial Elections in Venezuela The United States applauds the courage, determination, and will of the Venezuelan people who tried to exercise their constitutional right to vote in the October 15 gubernatorial elections. We condemn the lack of ...
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Gubernatorial Elections in Venezuela (October 12, 2017)

U.S. Department Of State Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release Statement By Heather Nauert, Spokesperson October 12, 2017 Gubernatorial Elections in Venezuela The Venezuelan people deserve to have their voices heard through their nation’s Gubernatorial Elections this Sunday, October 15.  The United States and the international community are paying close attention to this vote.  ...
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President Donald J. Trump Announces Enhanced National Security Measures (September 24, 2017)

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 24, 2017 President Donald J. Trump Announces Enhanced National Security Measures New security measures establish minimum requirements for international cooperation to support U.S. visa and immigration vetting Today, President Donald J. Trump announced the establishment of enhanced national security measures, aimed at creating—for ...
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Remarks by President Trump to the 72nd Session of the United Nations General Assembly (September 19, 2017)

The White House Office of the Press Secretary For Immediate Release September 19, 2017 Remarks by President Trump to the 72nd Session of the United Nations General Assembly United Nations New York, New York 10:04 A.M. EDT PRESIDENT TRUMP:  Mr. Secretary General, Mr. President, world leaders, and distinguished delegates:  Welcome to New York.  It is ...
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Supporting Good Faith Negotiations Among Venezuelans (September 15, 2017)

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release STATEMENT BY HEATHER NAUERT, SPOKESPERSON September 15, 2017 Supporting Good Faith Negotiations Among Venezuelans   The United States reiterates its call for the complete restoration of democracy in Venezuela. We support earnest negotiations in good faith that will achieve this goal. We call attention ...
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Statement by Heather Nauert, Spokesperson –  Criminalizing Dissent in Venezuela (August 30, 2017)

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release STATEMENT BY HEATHER NAUERT, SPOKESPERSON August 30, 2017 Criminalizing Dissent in Venezuela The United States condemns the call by Venezuela’s illegitimate Constituent Assembly for trials of the political opposition, including members of the democratically-elected legislature, on charges of treason and alleged involvement in Venezuela’s ...
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Statement by the Press Secretary on New Financial Sanctions on Venezuela (August 25, 2017)

Statement by the Press Secretary on New Financial Sanctions on Venezuela August 25, 2017. President Donald J. Trump has signed an Executive Order imposing strong, new financial sanctions on the dictatorship in Venezuela. The Maduro dictatorship continues to deprive the Venezuelan people of food and medicine, imprison the democratically-elected opposition, and violently suppress freedom of ...
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Press Statement: Assumption of Legislative Powers in Venezuela

Press Statement Heather Nauert Department Spokesperson Washington, DC August 18, 2017 The United States strongly condemns the assumption of legislative powers by the illegitimate Constituent Assembly. This power grab is designed to supplant the democratically-elected National Assembly with an authoritarian committee operating above the law. In our view, the democratically-elected National Assembly is the only ...
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Statement by the Press Secretary on Venezuela (Aug. 11, 2017)

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 11, 2017 Statement by the Press Secretary on Venezuela 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 ...
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Treasury Sanctions Eight Individuals Involved in Venezuela’s Illegitimate Constituent Assembly

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 ...
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Venezuela’s Illegitimate National Constituent Assembly (August 3, 2017)

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 ...
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Treasury Sanctions the President of Venezuela (July 31, 2017)

Treasury Sanctions the President of Venezuela 7/31/2017 Washington – Today, the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) designated the President of Venezuela, Nicolas Maduro Moros, pursuant to Executive Order (E.O.) 13692, which authorizes sanctions against current or former officials of the Government of Venezuela and others undermining democracy in Venezuela.  ...
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Ambassador Nikki Haley Requests UN Security Council Meeting on Venezuela

UNITED STATES MISSION TO THE UNITED NATIONS Office of Press and Public Diplomacy FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE At the request of the United States, the UN Security Council will meet this afternoon at 12:30 PM on the situation in Venezuela. This will be a closed, informal meeting of the Council. Below is a quote attributable to ...
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Remarks on Venezuela by Francisco Palmieri, Acting Assistant Secretary (Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs)

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Council of the Americas Conference: Americas Outlook May 9, 2017 Let me turn now to Venezuela, which is experiencing a political and economic crisis. The people of Venezuela are suffering due to their government’s authoritarian repression and poor economic management Three-quarters of Venezuelans have lost weight in the past year because ...
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