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Winners of the 2014 Human Rights Awards

The U.S. Department of State is pleased to announce the winners of the 2014 Human Rights Awards: Michael Honigstein and Michael Ervin are the recipients of the Human Rights and Democracy Achievement Award; and Azimjon Askarov of Kyrgyzstan and Foro Penal, a Venezuelan non-governmental organization, are the recipients of the Human Rights Defender Award. The ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Crime Environment in Caracas

U.S. Embassy Caracas reminds all U.S. citizens of the continued criminal threat in and around Caracas, to include popular public venues frequented by U.S. citizens.  Within the past two weeks, heavily armed criminals used grenades and assault rifles to carry out crimes at banks, shopping malls, public transportation stations, and universities.  We strongly suggest that ...
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Venezuela’s Independence Day

Press Statement John Kerry Secretary of State Washington, DC On behalf of President Obama and the people of the United States, I send my best wishes to the people of Venezuela as you celebrate 204 years of independence on July 5. Today we reflect on the strong ties of friendship, family, culture, sport, and commerce that ...
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