DEPARTURE OF AMBASSADOR STORY FROM THE VAU IN THE COMING WEEKS
U.S Embassy Venezuela
Office of the Embassy Spokesperson
For Immediate Release
May 10, 2023
Ambassador James Story will end his mission as head of the Venezuela Affairs Unit (VAU) on May 19, 2023. The Department thanks Ambassador Story for his nearly five years of service in both U.S. Embassy Caracas, Venezuela, and the VAU, located in U.S. Embassy Bogotá, Colombia. Ambassador Story will be replaced by Francisco “Paco” Palmieri, who will immediately assume his new duties as Chief of Mission of the VAU. Chargé Palmieri will also continue to serve as Chargé d’Affaires of U.S. Embassy Bogotá.