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Secretary’s Remarks: On the Withdrawal of U.S. Diplomatic Personnel from Venezuela

The United States will withdraw all remaining U.S. personnel from the U.S. Embassy in Caracas, Venezuela this week. Like the January 24 decision to withdraw all dependents and reduce embassy staff to a minimum, this decision reflects the deteriorating situation in Venezuela as well as the conclusion that the presence of U.S. diplomatic staff at ...
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Statement of Secretary Pompeo on Observance of International Women’s Day

The United States is proud to observe International Women’s Day, March 8.  We extend our gratitude to the diverse women and girls around the globe who have made vast contributions in lifting up those facing challenges and hardship and put their own communities and countries on a path to greater progress.  The United States reaffirms ...
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The United States airlifts additional humanitarian assistance to Cucuta, Colombia, to help Venezuelans in need

Today, the United States airlifted additional humanitarian relief supplies from Florida to Cúcuta, Colombia, intended to help people affected by the man-made political and economic crisis in Venezuela. Venezuela’s collapsing health system is leaving hospitals without basic supplies, and has prompted outbreaks of diseases that had been were thought to be under control or eliminated.  ...
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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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