Corruption

Silhouette of oil well in Venezuela (© Fernando Llano/AP Images)video

Corruption in Venezuela [video]

Learn how U.S. sanctions against the regime of Venezuelan dictator Nicolás Maduro aim to help Venezuela's people restore democratic governance.
Graphic explaining Venezuelan officials' bribe scheme (State Dept./S. Gemeny Wilkinson)

Maduro regime’s billion dollar bribe scheme [infographic]

Officials in the Maduro regime engaged in elaborate schemes that resulted in massive profits while the Venezuelan people suffered. Here's how one worked.

This is where Iran could be today [infographic]

Compared to other countries with similar starting points 40 years ago, Iran has fallen behind, to the detriment of the Iranian people.
Nicolás Maduro surrounded by military personnel (© Marcelo Garcia/Miraflores Presidential Press Office/AP Images)

Maduro’s constitutional crimes

Nicolás Maduro ignored the rule of law and violated the Venezuelan Constitution in fraudulent attempts to hold onto power.
Ayatollah Khomeini, with raised handvideo

40 years of broken promises in Iran [video]

In 1979, Ayatollah Khomeini promised to improve the lives of Iranian citizens. Instead, Iran’s corrupt regime has delivered 40 years of failure.
Nicolás Maduro shaking his fistvideo

Maduro: A master of violating the Venezuelan Constitution [video]

Former president Nicolás Maduro has spent years violating the Venezuelan Constitution to increase his authoritarian grip on the country.

U.S. sanctions Venezuelan state-owned oil company

The United States is protecting natural resources and preserving revenue for the Venezuelan people through sanctions on the state-owned oil company, PDVSA.
Boy picking up grains of corn from the street (© Fernando Llano/AP Images)

In Venezuela, Maduro regime used hunger to get votes

In the midst of a devastating hunger crisis, the regime of Nicolás Maduro turned government food assistance into a tool to get political support.
Two people gesturing in silhouette behind flag (© Fernando Llano/AP Images)

Pompeo: U.S. is a friend to Venezuela and its people

Secretary Pompeo addressed the Organization of American States to reaffirm the U.S. commitment to the people of Venezuela and Interim President Juan Guaidó.