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

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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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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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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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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VENEZUELA 2016 International Religious Freedom Report

  VENEZUELA 2016 INTERNATIONAL RELIGIOUS FREEDOM REPORT Executive Summary The constitution provides for freedom of religion on the condition its practice does not violate public morality, decency, or public order. The Directorate of Justice and Religion (DJR), an office in the Ministry of Interior, Justice, and Peace (MOI), is charged with maintaining a registry of ...
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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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Fact Sheet on Cuba Policy

President Donald J. Trump is changing the policy of the United States toward Cuba to achieve four objectives: Enhance compliance with United States law—in particular the provisions that govern the embargo of Cuba and the ban on tourism; Hold the Cuban regime accountable for oppression and human rights abuses ignored under the Obama policy; Further ...
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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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