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Message for U.S. Citizens: U.S. Citizens Must Have Tourist Visa to Enter Venezuela

On March 2, the Venezuelan Government published Official Gazette No. 40.611 containing Extraordinary Gazette No. 6.177 (dated February 28, 2015) announcing that all U.S. citizens planning tourism to Venezuela must apply for a tourist visa.  No further details are available at this time.  Please check with the Venezuelan Embassy in Washington, DC or one of ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Opposition Demonstration in Caracas, Venezuela. February 25, 2015

U.S. Embassy Caracas informs U.S. citizens that demonstrations are expected to take place at the  Nunciatura, Av. LaSalle, La Florida from 12:00 p.m. on February 25, 2015  The Opposition in Venezuela will be demonstrating with the stated purpose of protesting against the recent death of students in Venezuela.  We anticipate the size of the protest ...
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Venezuelan Government Detains Key Opposition Figure

Press Statement Jen Psaki Department Spokesperson Washington, DC February 20, 2015 The United States condemns the detention of Caracas Metropolitan Mayor Antonio Ledezma by Venezuelan security forces, as well as the systematic intimidation of other leading opposition figures. These actions appear to be a clear attempt by the Venezuelan government to divert attention from the ...
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Response to Venezuelan Government Accusations about U.S. Involvement in a Coup

Press Statement Jen Psaki Department Spokesperson Washington, DC February 19, 2015 The allegations made by the Venezuelan government that the United States is involved in coup plotting and destabilization are baseless and false. The United States does not support political transitions by non-constitutional means. Consistent with the principles enshrined in the Inter-American Democratic Charter, the ...
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Message for U.S. citizens: Demonstration/Traffic Disruption in Caracas, February 12, 2015

U.S. Embassy Caracas informs U.S. citizens that a student opposition march is expected to take place in Caracas beginning at 10:00 a.m. on February 12.  A student opposition group will be demonstrating with the stated purpose of protesting the one year anniversary of last year’s protest against Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro.  The demonstrators are expected ...
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