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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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FAA Announces Safety Rating for Venezuela

December 13, 2019 WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT’s) Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) today announced that the Venezuelan regime does not comply with International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) safety standards under the International Aviation Safety Assessment (IASA) program and has been assigned a Category 2 rating. A Category 2 IASA rating means the country either lacks laws or regulations necessary to oversee air ...
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Treasury Takes Steps to Harmonize International Sanctions Efforts Against Venezuelan Officials

November 5, 2019 Washington – Today, the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) identified five current officials of the Government of Venezuela pursuant to Executive Order (E.O.) 13884, which blocks the property and interests in property of the Government of Venezuela and those who have acted or purported to have acted ...
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