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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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Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Asuncion, Paraguay – July 22, 2019

Location: Asuncion Metropolitan Area Event: Demonstrations/strikes are expected to take place on July 23, 2019 beginning at 4:00 AM.  Taxi drivers intend to protest the Uber and MUV services. 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 your ...
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