The Situation in Venezuela

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An individual holds a sign that reads in Spanish "Guaido legitimate President!" during a demonstration.
An individual holds a sign that reads in Spanish "Guaido legitimate President!" during a demonstration.

The Situation in Venezuela

On April 30, U.S. government leaders reiterated their support for the people of Venezuela, following Interim President Juan Guaido's announcement of the start of Operación Libertad.

On April 29 -30, the Organization of American States hosted its regional health conference, where members underscored the need to address the health crisis in Venezuela.

In a conversation with Bob Cusack as a part of The Hill's Newsmaker Series on April 29, Secretary Pompeo commented on the United States efforts to restore democracy in Venezuela.

On April 25, Special Representative for Venezuela Elliott Abrams discussed Venezuela in remarks at the Atlantic Council where he stated, "These three components of the democratic transition – an inclusive, democratic government, professional security forces, and a free and inclusive economy, are all possible and are all key ingredients to rebuilding Venezuela."

He continued, "Interim President Guaidó and the National Assembly have begun the critical work that will lead Venezuela back from ruin to liberty and prosperity. We support his leadership fully. And everyone who is committed to a democratic future must join forces to make this new Venezuela a reality as quickly as possible."