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United States Provides Additional Humanitarian Aid to Venezuelans Who Have Fled Their Country

U.S Department of State Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC February 25, 2019 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 ...
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Cuba’s So-Called Referendum

Statement by Secretary Pompeo Office of the Spokesperson On February 24, the Cuban communist regime held what it called a “national referendum” on revisions to its constitution.  No one should be fooled by this exercise, which achieves little beyond perpetuating the pretext for regime’s one-party dictatorship.  The entire process has been marked by carefully managed political theater and repression of public ...
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Vice President Michael R. Pence – Formal Remarks to the Lima Group

Vice President Michael R. Pence Formal Remarks to the Lima Group   Palacio de San Carlos – Bogota, Colombia – February 25, 2019 President Duque, President Varela, President Morales, and especially President Guaido of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela – Vice President Mourao, your Excellencies – it’s an honor to address the nations gathered here at this momentous hour for the people of Venezuela and for the progress of freedom in this hemisphere. I bring ...
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The United States Sanctions Governors of Venezuelan States Aligned with Maduro

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson February 25, 2019 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 ...
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Joint Statement Outlines Clear Path Toward Historic Northern Triangle Compact

On February 20, 2019, Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen M. Nielsen and Northern Triangle security ministers in San Salvador, El Salvador formalized the development of a “regional compact” and action plan aimed at addressing the ongoing humanitarian and security crisis of irregular migration and the formation of migrant caravans. By pairing new initiatives with existing ...
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