- Sections & Offices
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The Press Office works closely with Venezuelan print and electronic media to provide authoritative information on US Government policies. Journalists may contact the Press Office as follows:
Telephone: +58 (212) 907-8550
Fax: +58 (212) 907-8243
The Cultural Affairs office fosters mutual understanding between the United States and Venezuela by promoting personal, professional, and institutional ties between the two countries, as well as by presenting U.S. history, society, art and culture in all of its diversity to Venezuelan audiences. The office is comprised of two U.S. Foreign Service Officers and a staff six Venezuelans, as well as one locally hired U.S. citizen.
The Cultural Affairs Office has responsibility for managing the U.S. Department of State’s educational and cultural exchange programs in Venezuela. These include the:
- Fulbright Program that provides grants to Graduate Students, Scholars and Professionals, and Teachers and Administrators,
- The International Visitor Program that brings participants to the U.S. to meet and confer with professional counterparts and to experience firsthand the U.S. and its institutions,
- The Humphrey Fellowships that bring mid-level professionals from Venezuela to the United States for a year of academic study and professional experiences,
- and the U.S. Speaker and Specialist program that provides U.S. experts, either electronically through digital video conferencing or in person through international travel to Venezuela, who share their expertise in subject areas of mutual interest to the U.S. and Venezuela.
Additionally, the office has the opportunity on occasion to develop professional, cultural and youth exchanges between Venezuelan and U.S. non-profit institutions, including voluntary community organizations, professional associations, and universities. Thematic categories for grants include civil society, NGO development, civic education, media development, judicial training, intellectual property rights, and public administration among other themes.
In addition, this office hosts a variety of appearances by representatives of U.S. arts and culture and supports local events that include U.S. artists and their work.
The Cultural Affairs Office at the U.S. Embassy may be contacted as follows:
Telephone: +58 (212) 907-8330
Fax: +58 (212) 907-8243
General Service Office
The United States Embassy in Caracas frequently requires professional services and contractors to perform specific projects.
Foreign Agricultural Service
The Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) works to improve foreign market access for U.S. products. FAS operates programs designed to build new markets and improve the competitive position of U.S. agriculture in the global marketplace.
FAS bears the primary responsibility for USDA’s overseas activities — market development, international trade agreements and negotiations, and the collection and analysis of statistics and market information. It also administers USDA’s export credit guarantee and food aid programs, and helps increase income and food availability in developing nations by mobilizing expertise for agriculturally led economic growth.
What does this mean for international buyers?
FAS has personnel located in more than 75 posts and coverage in excess of 130 countries. Through its network of Agricultural Counselors, Attaches , analysts and marketing specialists FAS can help international buyers find the right product or the best supplier.