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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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Refusing accusations against Vice-president Biden

Extract from the Daily Press Briefing on February 2, 2015 Jen Psaki Spokesperson Daily Press Briefing Washington, DC QUESTION: Venezuela. MS. PSAKI: Venezuela, mm-hmm. QUESTION: Yesterday, President Maduro said on national television that the United States is plotting to overthrow him; mentioned specifically a meeting with Vice President Biden last week with different prime ministers and heads of ...
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Message for U.S. Citizens: U.S. Embassy Consular visit to Valencia on February 6, 2015

Consular officials from the American Citizen Services Unit of the U.S. Embassy in Caracas will visit Valencia on Friday, February 6th, 2015 to provide services to U.S. citizens living in the city and surrounding areas.  U.S. citizens who wish to consult with our consular team during this visit should bring their U.S. passports as identification. ...
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