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U.S. Support to Venezuela

Supporting the Venezuelan People  (January 9, 2020) Public Designation of Leopoldo Cintra Frias Due to Involvement in Gross Violations of Human Rights  (January 2, 2020) FAA Announces Safety Rating for Venezuela  (December 13, 2019) Treasury Takes Steps to Harmonize International Sanctions Efforts Against Venezuelan Officials  (November 5, 2019) USAID and The Inter-American Development Bank launch $13.5 Million innovation challenge for Venezuelans across Latin America and The Caribbean  (October 21, 2019) Statement by U.S. Representative to the United Nations Ambassador Kelly Craft  (October 17, 2019) USAID Administrator Mark Green whit Venezuelan Ambassador to the U.S. Carlos Vecchio on Milestone Bilateral Development Agreement  (October 8, 2019) Proclamation on the Suspension of Entry as Immigrants and Nonimmigrants of Persons who Threaten Venezuela’s Democratic Institutions  (September 25, 2019) Statement from the Press Secretary Regarding a Democratic Transition in Venezuela  (September 25, 2019) USAID announces $52 millions in development assistance for programs inside Venezuela  (September 24, 2019) Treasury Further Targets Entities and Vessels Moving Venezuelan Oil to Cuba  (September 24, 2019) Suspension of Talks Between Venezuela’s Interim Government and the Former Maduro Regime  (September 17, 2019) United States Takes Action on Vast Corruption Network in Venezuela  (September 17, 2019) The United States Joins the Interim Government of Venezuela and Other Countries in Invoking the Inter-American Treaty of Reciprocal Assistance  (September 11, 2019) STATEMENT: United States Announces Additional Humanitarian Assistance in Response to Venezuelan Regional Crisis  (September 4, 2019) Creation of the Venezuela Affairs Unit  (August 28, 2019) The United States Imposes Maximum Pressure on Former Maduro Regime  (August 6, 2019) Statement from the Press Secretary Regarding an Executive Order “Blocking Property of the Government of Venezuela”  (August 6, 2019) President Donald J. Trump is Cutting Off the Financial Resources of Maduro and His Cronies  (August ...
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Treasury Targets Officials Involved in Illegitimate Attempted Takeover of the Venezuelan National Assembly

January 13, 2020 Washington – Today, the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) designated seven Venezuelan government officials who, on behalf of former Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro, led a failed attempt to illegitimately seize control of the National Assembly and block interim President Juan Guaidó and other deputies from participating ...
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Supporting the Venezuelan People

Supporting the Venezuelan People PRESS STATEMENT MICHAEL R. POMPEO, SECRETARY OF STATE JANUARY 9, 2020 Venezuela’s political crisis has led to the flight of more than 4.8 million people, the collapse of a once prosperous country’s educational, economic, industrial, and healthcare systems, and the abuse of human rights and fundamental freedoms. A swift negotiated transition ...
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The United States Congratulates Interim President Juan Guaido on His Re-Election as President of the National Assembly

PRESS STATEMENT MICHAEL R. POMPEO, SECRETARY OF STATE JANUARY 5, 2020 On behalf of the United States, I congratulate Juan Guaido on his re-election as president of the Venezuelan National Assembly and condemn the failed efforts of the former Maduro regime to negate the will of the democratically elected National Assembly. For months corrupt regime ...
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Public Designation of Leopoldo Cintra Frias Due to Involvement in Gross Violations of Human Rights

PRESS STATEMENT MICHAEL R. POMPEO, SECRETARY OF STATE JANUARY 2, 2020 The Department is publicly designating Leopoldo Cintra Frias, Minister of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Cuba (MINFAR), under Section 7031(c) of the FY 2019 Department of State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs Appropriations Act, due to his involvement, by command responsibility, in gross violations ...
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Venezuela Affairs Unit, PAS Annual Program Statement

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE VENEZUELA AFFAIRS UNIT PUBLIC AFFAIRS SECTION Notice of Funding Opportunity Funding Opportunity Title: Venezuela Affairs Unit, PAS Annual Program Statement Deadline for Applications: Rolling CFDA Number: 19.040 – Public Diplomacy Programs Maximum for Each Award: $50,000 A. PROGRAM DESCRIPTION The Venezuela Affairs Unit (VAU) Public Affairs Section (PAS) is pleased to ...
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