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Continuing U.S. Diplomatic Presence in Venezuela

Press Statement Michael R. Pompeo Secretary of State Washington, DC January 23, 2019 The United States stands with interim President Juan Guaido, the democratically elected National Assembly, and the people of Venezuela as they peacefully restore constitutional order to their country. We stand ready to support interim President Guaido as he establishes a transitional government ...
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OAS Permanent Council Considers the Situation in Nicaragua

Remarks by Ambassador Carlos Trujillo January 11, 2019 Thank you Mr. Chairman for convening today’s special session of the Permanent Council, at the request of Secretary General Almagro, to address the worsening situation in Nicaragua. We support for his call to action consistent with the spirit and terms of the Inter-American Democratic Charter. The worsening ...
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Permanent Council Approves Resolution to Not Recognize the Legitimacy of the Maduro Regime

Remarks by Ambassador Carlos Trujillo January 10, 2019 Mr. Chairman, today is a critical day for those striving to preserve the little that remains of democracy in Venezuela, and for the credibility of the OAS. Today’s sham Presidential inauguration, achieved through a fraudulent election, is another decisive step away from democracy and toward dictatorship by ...
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OAS Hosts Conference on Human Rights Violations in Cuba

On December 7, 2018, the Organization of American States (OAS) hosted a conference on the human rights situation in Cuba.  The event, held at OAS headquarters in Washington, D.C., was inaugurated by OAS Secretary General Luis Almagro and included dialogues on the regime’s gross and systematic human rights violations, the criminalization of freedom of expression, ...
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