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Human rights violations continue in Venezuela [video]

More than 3 million Venezuelans have been displaced from their country and forced to seek refuge in neighboring countries.
Woman having her temperature taken (© John Wessels/AFP/Getty Images)

U.S. commits additional support to end Ebola outbreak

The U.S., the single-largest contributor to ongoing efforts in the fight against Ebola, calls on international partners to increase assistance.
Kelly Craft at microphone (© Stefani Reynolds/Getty Images)

Meet Kelly Craft, new U.N. ambassador

The Kentucky native brings diplomatic, business and philanthropic experience to a critical and high-profile State Department post.
Nicolás Maduro speaking into microphone with Cilia Flores standing behind him (© Ariana Cubillos/AP Images)

U.S. sanctions Maduro’s stepsons for exploiting Venezuela’s hungry

Associates of Nicolás Maduro used a subsidized-food program for personal enrichment, to reward political supporters and punish opponents.
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Dispelling myths about U.S. sanctions on Iran [video]

Learn the truth about U.S. sanctions on the Iranian regime. Food, medicine, and humanitarian aid do not fall under U.S. sanctions.
Mike Pompeo speaking at lectern (State Dept./Michael Gross)

Pompeo presents 1st International Religious Freedom Awards

The first International Religious Freedom Awards were presented to activists from Brazil, Cyprus, Iraq, Nigeria and Sudan.
Woman with Iranian flag painted on cheek amid crowd of cheering fans (© Laura McDermott/State Dept.)

Iranian volleyball fans cheer for their team in Chicago

The U.S. welcomed Iran's men's volleyball team to a championship tournament in Chicago, and Iranian-American fans turned out in force.
Chart showing Venezuela's GDP from 2011 to 2017 (Source: IMF)

Setting the record straight: When Venezuela’s economy began to implode [infographic]

The Maduro regime's corruption and mismanagement have hurt the Venezuelan people far more than any international sanctions.
Woman standing under prayer flags (© Ashwini Bhatia/AP Images)

Survivors of religious persecution tell powerful stories

Survivors of religious persecution shared their stories at the State Department's second annual Ministerial to Advance Religious Freedom in Washington.