Recognition of Juan Guaido as Venezuela’s interim President

Statement by Secretary Pompeo January 23, 2019 The United States recognizes Juan Guaido as the new interim President of Venezuela, and strongly supports his courageous decision to assume that role pursuant to Article 233 of Venezuela’s constitution and supported by the National Assembly, in restoring democracy to Venezuela. As President Trump said, “The people of ...
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Actions Against Venezuela’s Corrupt Regime

The United States condemns Maduro’s illegitimate usurpation of power today following the unfree and unfair elections he imposed on the Venezuelan people on May 20, 2018. The United States remains steadfast in its support of the Venezuelan people and will continue to use the full weight of U.S. economic and diplomatic power to press for the restoration of ...
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Secretary Pompeo’s Meeting With Peruvian Foreign Minister Néstor Popolizio Bardales

Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo met today with Peruvian Foreign Minister Néstor Popolizio Bardales in Brasilia, Brazil. The two leaders discussed ongoing U.S.-Peru cooperation on counternarcotics and the importance of implementing a comprehensive approach to counternarcotics efforts. Secretary Pompeo thanked Foreign Minister Popolizio for his leadership in tackling corruption and promoting transparency and good ...
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