Remarks from Susan Rice on Venezuela

In a speech at the Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center in Washington, DC on March 17, US National Security Adviser Susan Rice spoke at great length about the United States relationship with partner countries in the Americas, our hopes for the future and how to meet the challenges ahead.

About our relationship with Venezuela, she said, “In Venezuela, we were heartened that the recent legislative elections were well-administered and relatively peaceful, and the results were initially respected.  But, we remain deeply concerned by the marginalization of the legislature and jailing of dissenters.  We aim to see a dialogue between the government and opposition, so that they can work to address the country’s urgent issues, especially its serious economic challenges.”

See the full speech here.