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.
Today interim President Juan Guaido announced start of Operación Libertad. The U.S. Government fully supports the Venezuelan people in their quest for freedom and democracy. Democracy cannot be defeated. #EstamosUnidosVE— Secretary Pompeo (@SecPompeo) April 30, 2019
To @jguaido, the National Assembly and all the freedom-loving people of Venezuela who are taking to the streets today in #operacionlibertad—Estamos con ustedes! We are with you! America will stand with you until freedom & democracy are restored. Vayan con dios! #FreeVenezuela— Vice President Mike Pence (@VP) April 30, 2019
Venezuelans have made clear that the current path toward democracy is irreversible. Venezuela’s military has a choice: embrace democracy, protect civilians and members of the democratically-elected National Assembly, or face more man-made suffering and isolation.— John Bolton (@AmbJohnBolton) April 30, 2019
Today @JGuaido and the people of #Venezuela are once again making their voice heard. The U.S. stands with them in their struggle to return their country to democracy, liberty, and a better future. #EstamosUnidosVE pic.twitter.com/IG0J656r46— Kimberly Breier (@WHAAsstSecty) April 30, 2019
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.
We commend #Peru as host of the Apr 29-30 regional health conference happening now, with @OAS_Official and @StateDept support. As @dsmolansky said today: “The best solution to solving the regional health crisis is to end Maduro’s usurpation of power.” #Venezuela #EstamosUnidosVE— Kimberly Breier (@WHAAsstSecty) April 29, 2019
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.
.@SecPompeo comments on State Department efforts to restore democracy for the people of #Venezuela during a conversation with @BobCusack as part of @TheHillEvents Newsmaker Series. pic.twitter.com/uHfWqDW6vi— Department of State (@StateDept) April 29, 2019
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."
"Three components of a democratic transition — inclusive, democratic government; professional security forces; and a free and inclusive economy -- are all possible & are key to rebuilding #Venezuela." -- Special Representative Abrams on Venezuela’s future at the @AtlanticCouncil pic.twitter.com/9uIQjbbC1J— Department of State (@StateDept) April 25, 2019
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."
"The U.S. will not waver in its support for freedom in #Venezuela & we are certain we will see again a Venezuela that is democratic, prosperous & reconnected to the world...We are confident that Venezuelans will in the end be free." -- Special Rep. Abrams at the @AtlanticCouncil pic.twitter.com/cQkmPWYH4d— Department of State (@StateDept) April 25, 2019