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Creation of the Venezuela Affairs Unit

PRESS STATEMENT MICHAEL R. POMPEO, SECRETARY OF STATE AUGUST 28, 2019 The Department of State announces the opening of the Venezuela Affairs Unit (VAU), under the leadership of Charge d’Affaires James Story. The VAU is the interim diplomatic office of the U.S. Government to Venezuela, located at the U.S. Embassy in Bogota‎, Colombia, and has ...
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Treasury Underscores U.S. Commitment to Humanitarian Support for Venezuelan People

AUGUST 06, 2019 Washington—Today, the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) issued guidance highlighting the United States’ commitment to the unfettered flow of humanitarian aid to the Venezuelan people. OFAC maintains several authorizations that permit humanitarian-related transactions, enabling continued support to the people of Venezuela and ensuring that legitimate humanitarian ...
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President Donald J. Trump is Cutting Off the Financial Resources of Maduro and His Cronies

“The people of Venezuela are standing for freedom and democracy, and the United States of America is standing right by their side.” President Donald J. Trump ISOLATING MADURO AND HIS CRONIES: President Donald J. Trump is taking action to isolate the illegitimate Maduro regime from the global financial system. The President signed an executive order ...
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Statement from the Press Secretary Regarding an Executive Order “Blocking Property of the Government of Venezuela”

Yesterday, President Donald J. Trump signed an Executive Order “Blocking Property of the Government of Venezuela.” This Executive Order blocks all property and interests in property of the Government of Venezuela that are within the jurisdiction of the United States. It also authorizes the Secretary of the Treasury, in consultation with the Secretary of State, ...
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