Democratic Transition Framework for Venezuela

U.S Department of State Office of the Spokesperson March 31, 2020   Full return of all members of the National Assembly (AN); Supreme Court (TSJ) lifts order of contempt and restores all powers to the AN, including immunities for deputies; National Constituent Assembly (ANC) is dissolved. The U.S. lifts sanctions imposed on ANC members due …

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Continuing U.S. Leadership in the Global COVID-19 Response Through Additional U.S. Foreign Assistance

U.S. Department of State Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release Statement by Secretary Michael R. Pompeo April 8, 2020   Thanks to the unmatched generosity of the American people and the efforts of the U.S. government, the United States has continued to lead the world’s public health and humanitarian response to the COVID-19 pandemic. …

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A New Path to Venezuelan Democracy

By Elliott Abrams March 31, 2020   This Op-Ed was originally published in the Wall Street Journal:  The U.S. State Department proposes Maduro and Guaidó both step aside and make way for free elections. As the coronavirus spreads around the world, it’s easy to forget the Venezuelan people’s suffering at the hands of Nicolás Maduro’s …

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The United States Proposes a Framework for a Peaceful Democratic Transition in Venezuela

U.S. Department of State Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release Statement by Secretary Michael R. Pompeo March 31, 2020   On March 31, the United States proposed a pathway to resolving Venezuela’s crisis by means of a peaceful, democratic transition.  This framework calls for the establishment of broadly acceptable transitional government to administer free …

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