Treasury Sanctions Security Officials Associated with Violence and Obstruction of Humanitarian Aid Delivery

Treasury further targets security officials loyal to Maduro as humanitarian aid is prevented from entering Venezuela  Washington – Today, the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) designated six Venezuelan government officials who are aligned with illegitimate former President Nicolas Maduro and associated with the obstruction of humanitarian aid deliveries into ...
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The United States Revokes U.S. Entry of Maduro-Aligned Individuals and Family

As Special Representative for Venezuela Elliott Abrams announced earlier today, the United States has imposed visa restrictions on individuals responsible for undermining Venezuela’s democracy.  We are applying this policy to numerous Maduro-aligned officials and their families.  On February 28, we revoked the visas of 49 individuals. Maduro supporters that abuse or violate human rights, steal ...
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The United States Sanctions Maduro Regime Security Officials Associated with Violence and Obstruction of International Humanitarian Assistance

Today, the United States took action against six security officials of the illegitimate Maduro regime associated with obstruction of the entry of international humanitarian aid into Venezuela or violence against those who attempted to deliver this assistance. Sanctions were imposed on Richard Jesus Lopez Vargas, Commanding General of the Venezuelan National Guard, Jesus Maria Mantilla ...
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The United States sanctions Governors of Venezuelan states aligned with Maduro

Today, the United States took action against four governors aligned with the illegitimate Maduro regime who prevented desperately needed international humanitarian assistance from entering Venezuela and/or engaged in corruption to the detriment of the Venezuelan people, in some cases involving human rights violations. Sanctions were imposed on the governors of the states of Zulia: Omar ...
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United States provides additional humanitarian aid to Venezuelans who have fled their country

Today, Vice President Pence announced that the United States is providing nearly $56 million in additional humanitarian assistance to support the regional response for the nearly 3.4 million Venezuelans who have fled Venezuela due to the political and economic crisis caused by Nicolas Maduro. This assistance complements the aid that the United States and its ...
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The United States Delivers Additional Humanitarian Assistance in Cucuta, Colombia for the People of Venezuela

Press Statement Robert Palladino Deputy Spokesperson Washington, DC February 15, 2019 The United States is responding to Interim President Juan Guaido’s request to help meet the urgent needs of the people of Venezuela. On February 16, the Department of State, USAID, and the Department of Defense, in a cooperative effort, will deliver aid ready for ...
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Remarks by Vice President Pence at the Regional Migration and Humanitarian Crisis — Flows from Venezuela Event

United Nations Headquarters New York, New York THE VICE PRESIDENT:  President Duque, thank you for convening this Ministerial meeting, for your words today, and for working tirelessly both in Colombia, and now on the world stage, to form a comprehensive response to the Venezuelan migration crisis.  And not just simply to the consequences of the ...
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Secretary Mattis travels to South America

Secretary of Defense James N. Mattis embarks Sunday, Aug. 12 on his first trip to South America while leading the Department of Defense. The White House declared 2018 the “Year of the Americas,” and the Secretary’s trip underscores the Department’s strong defense ties with Brazil, Argentina, Chile and Colombia. These relationships are critical to a ...
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Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos at a joint press availability

February 6, 2018, Bogota, Colombia. SECRETARY TILLERSON: Well, first allow me to thank you, President Santos, for the kind welcome I’ve received in Colombia and for the opportunity for us to have such a meaningful meeting and exchange on views on a number of import issues. And it’s truly a pleasure to be in Colombia ...
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