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  • Panelists Discuss Current Elections and Politics in Venezuela
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    Political Situation in Venezuela

    The Council of the Americas hosted a discussion on the political situation in Venezuela following the recent elections. Panelists included the Canadian ambassador to the Organization of…

  • Panelists Discuss 2018 Venezuelan Presidential Elections
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    Political Situation in Venezuela

    Julio Borges, the former president of the Venezuelan National Assembly, was the featured speaker at a discussion on the political situation in his country. Mr. Borges talked about efforts…

  • Secretary of State Pompeo Calls for Suspension of Venezuela from OAS
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    Secretary Pompeo Remarks at Organization of American States

    Secretary of State Mike Pompeo spoke at the Organization of American States conference. He called for the suspension of Venezuela from the body and the imposition of sanctions unless and…

  • President Trump Welcomes American Released from Venezuelan Prison
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    Release of U.S. Prisoner from Venezuela

    President Trump welcomed to the White House Joshua Holt, an American missionary who was released from a Venezuelan prison. He was held for two years on charges of concealing weapons and…

  • UN Ambassador Haley Calls for Venezuelan President Maduro to Step Down
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    Ambassador Haley Remarks to Council of the Americas

    U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley spoke at the 48th Annual Washington Conference on the Americas, during which she stressed U.S. commitment to the Western Hemisphere and called on Venezuelan…

  • Colombia Ambassador Nominee Joseph Macmanus Testifies at Confirmation Hearing
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    Colombia Ambassador and State Department Confirmation Hearing

    Joseph Macmanus testified at a Senate Foreign Relations Committee confirmation hearing on his nomination for ambassador to Colombia. Mr. Macmanus, a 32-year foreign service veteran,…

  • Economic Sanctions Treasury Undersecretary Mandelker
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    Economic Sanctions, Treasury Undersecretary Mandelker

    Treasury Department Undersecretary Sigal Mandelker talked about the work her department had done to apply pressure to “malign regimes” across the globe. She focused on North Korea, Russia, and…

  • Political Situation in Argentina
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    Political Situation in Argentina

    The Hudson Institute hosted a discussion on the current political situation in Argentina with Hector Schamis, a professor at Georgetown University’s Center for Latin American Studies. Mr. Schamis…

  • emThe Lost City of Zem
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    The Lost City of Z

    David Grann talked about and showed slides from The Lost City of Z: A Tale of Deadly Obsession in the Amazon (Doubleday, 2009). In the book he recalls the journey of British explorer Percy…

  • North Korea Russia and Venezuela Sanctions
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    North Korea, Russia, and Venezuela Sanctions

    David Cohen talked about sanctions against Russia, North Korea, and Venezuela. He also answered questions comparing the Obama and Trump administrations' approach to issuing sanctions,…

  • Latin American Politicians and Scholars Discuss Political Violence
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    Political Violence and Terrorism in Latin America

    The Hudson Instittute hosted a discussion with former Latin American politicians and scholars on the recent political violence in several countries, including Venezuela, and the increasing…

  • White House Announces New Venezuela Sanctions
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    White House Daily Briefing

    Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster announced new financial sanctions on Venezuela. General McMaster also responded to questions about the U.S.…

  • Washington Journal Eric Olson Discusses US Policy Toward Venezuela
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    Eric Olson on U.S. Policy Toward Venezuela

    Eric Olson, deputy director of the Latin American Program at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, talked about U.S. policy toward Venezuela.

  • Vice President Pence on Charlottesville I Stand With the President
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    Vice President Pence and Chilean President Bachelet News Conference

    Vice President Mike Pence and Chilean President Michelle Bachelet spoke to reporters prior to a lunch meeting. When asked about the violence in Charlottesville, the vice president said “the…

  • Vice President Pence Meeting with Venezuelan Families
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    Vice President Pence Meeting with Venezuelan Families

    Vice President Pence met with families who fled Venezuela. Following the visit in Cartagena, Colombia, he spoke with reporters on the political crisis in Venezuelan, reiterating that the U.S. would not…

  • Venezuelan Activists Discuss Political Turmoil
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    Venezuelan Political Turmoil

    The Council on the Americas hosted two Venezuelan democracy activists -- one, a human rights lawyer, and one a leader of an opposition party -- to discuss the eroding political situation in…

  • President Says He Wont Rule Out Military Option in Venezuela
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    President Trump Meeting with Ambassador Haley and Secretary Tillerson

    Following a meeting with Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley and National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster, President Trump spoke to reporters. He and the secretary…

  • Heather Nauert Briefs Reporters at the State Department
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    State Department Daily Briefing

    Heather Nauert briefed reporters on a range of international and diplomatic issues, including the situation in Venezuela. She also welcomed the Senate’s confirmation of USAID Administrator…

  • Forum Focuses on Political Unrest in Venezuela
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    Political Unrest in Venezuela

    Panelists talked about political unrest in Venezuela. The secretary general of the Organization of American States gave a keynote address highlighting the situation on the ground, the arrests and…

  • Senator Marco Rubio Delivers Remarks on Transnational Organized Crime and Corruption
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    Transnational Organized Crime

    Marco Rubio (R-FL) spoke about the need to combat transnational organized crime in Latin American countries. His remarks came as the American Enterprise Institute released a new report entitled,…

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