Corruption

Women in academic robes (© Hasan Sarbakhshian/AP Images)

Iran’s 40-year ‘brain drain’

An estimated 5 million Iranians, most with advanced university degrees, have left Iran since the Iranian Revolution in 1979.
Brian Hook standing next to door (State Dept.)video

U.S. preserves Iranian Embassy for Iranian people [video]

The United States awaits the day the Iranian government embraces democracy and supports the Iranian people rather than oppression.
A stack of tomatoes sitting in front of two tall stacks of cash (© Carlos Garcia Rawlins/Reuters)

Life in Venezuela becomes unaffordable [graphic]

When money loses value, life becomes expensive. In Venezuela, mismanagement has led to hyperinflation where people cannot afford basic goods.
Two small children looking at bowl of food (© Eraldo Peres/AP Images)video

The plight of Venezuelan children [video]

Due to the corruption and mismanagement of Maduro and his cronies, the children of Venezuela have suffered and starved over the past several years.
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.