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Statement by Secretary Pompeo on Paraguay’s Designation of Hizballah as a Terrorist Organization

August 21, 2019 Paraguay’s Designation of Hizballah as a Terrorist Organization We commend Paraguay for designating Hizballah, al-Qa’ida, ISIS, and Hamas as terrorist organizations.  This important step will help cut off the ability of these groups to plot terrorist attacks and to raise money around the world, including in the Western Hemisphere. The world is ...
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Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Asuncion, Paraguay – August 13, 2019

Location: Downtown Asuncion Event: There are recurring, periodic demonstrations and protests in the downtown area and throughout different locations in the country both for and against the current Paraguayan administration. U.S. government personnel are advised to avoid demonstrations. Actions to Take: Monitor local media for updates. Avoid demonstrations. Keep a low profile. Be aware of ...
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Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Asuncion, Paraguay – August 4, 2019

Location: Asuncion and Other Metropolitan Areas Event: Due to ongoing discontent related to the power sharing agreement with Brazil, approximately 300 protesters are in the downtown microcentro area now. This area includes Palma, Presidente Franco, and Paraguayo Independiente, and all adjacent streets.  Protesters are expected to march around the entire downtown area including the Pantheon, ...
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Treasury Disrupts Corruption Network Stealing From Venezuela’s Food Distribution Program, CLAP  

U.S. Department of the Treasury July 25, 2019 Alex Saab bribed stepsons of Nicolás Maduro and exploited no-bid contracts to loot hundreds of millions of dollars from starving Venezuelans 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 ...
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The United States Takes Action Against Corruption Network of Maduro-Aligned Associates

Statement by Secretary Pompeo July 25, 2019 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.  Among the individuals ...
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