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Treasury Disrupts Corruption Network Stealing From Venezuela’s Food Distribution Program, CLAP

Washington – Today, the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) sanctioned Colombian national Alex Nain Saab Moran (Saab), a profiteer orchestrating a vast corruption network that has enabled former President Nicolás Maduro (Maduro) and his regime to significantly profit from food imports and distribution in Venezuela.

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The United States Takes Action Against Corruption Network of Maduro-Aligned Associates

On July 25, the United States sanctioned five individuals involved in a complex network of bribery and money laundering that has been stealing from the people of Venezuela for years, as well as an additional five individuals and 13 entities connected to these corrupt actors.

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Dominican Republic President Medina’s Decision

The United States welcomes Dominican President Medina’s announcement not to seek an extension of constitutionally mandated term limits that shows trust in the will of the people and bodes well for the future of the country.

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USAID Administrator Mark Green’s Meeting With World Bank President David Malpass

On July 25, U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Mark Green met with World Bank President David Malpass to discuss the outbreak of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).

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Summit of the Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders

Nearly 700 young leaders from Sub-Saharan Africa, chosen from more than 38,000 applicants, will meet with U.S. government officials, civil society and private sector leaders at the State Department-sponsored Mandela Washington Fellowship Summit from July 29-31 in Washington D.C. at the Omni Shoreham Hotel. The Mandela Washington Fellowship Summit fosters and builds relationships that support and expand U.S.-Africa cooperation.

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The United States Announces More Than $38 Million in Additional Assistance to Contain the Ebola Outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo

The United States, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) is providing more than $38 million in additional assistance to help end the ongoing Ebola outbreak in the Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), including $15 million in new funding to the World Health Organization.

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Ambassador Jeffrey Turkey Trip Readout

From July 22-24, Special Representative for Syria Engagement and Special Envoy for the Global Coalition to Defeat ISIS, Ambassador James Jeffrey, held a series of meetings in Ankara with senior Turkish officials, including Presidential Spokesperson Ibrahim Kalin, Defense Minister Hulusi Akar, and Deputy Foreign Minister Sedat Onal.

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Ukraine’s Parliamentary Elections

We congratulate the Ukrainian people on this weekend’s peaceful and historic parliamentary elections, which delivered a clear result and underscored Ukrainians’ commitment to democratic ideals.

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Attack on Civilians in Maarat Al Numan City, Idlib

The United States condemns yesterday’s airstrikes in Maarat Al Numan City in southern Idlib. These airstrikes hit civilian homes and the city’s market, reportedly taking the lives of over 35 innocent men, women, and children and leaving little but rubble behind.


On the Passing of Director General Amano

It was with great sadness that I learned today of the passing of Yukiya Amano, Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency. I join my colleagues at the State Department, in extending our deepest condolences to the Amano family and to the IAEA community.

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