Good Governance

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States’ power is key to U.S. system

Each year numerous U.S. states pass laws on a variety of topics, part of the U.S. system of government that balances state and federal oversight.
Close-up of a statue of a man in an elaborate uniform (© Amr Nabil/AP Images)

Honoring Simón Bolívar, liberator of South America

El Libertador dedicated his life to ending Spanish rule over the New World colonies that became Venezuela, Colombia, Peru, Ecuador, Bolivia and Panama.
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.
Venezuelan officials posing in front of national seal (State Dept.)video

Venezuela’s National Assembly: A symbol of hope and endurance [video]

Venezuela's legislative body, the last vestige of democracy in the country, continues to strive to serve the needs of ordinary people.
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Honoring Venezuela’s National Assembly [video]

Strong parliaments are a cornerstone of democracy. In Venezuela, the National Assembly is under siege by Maduro’s illegitimate reign of fear and repression.
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Venezuela’s National Assembly under siege

The illegitimate regime of Nicolás Maduro is harassing its opponents who have been elected to serve in the only democratic institution left in Venezuela.
Three men seated, raising hands to vote under Venezuela government seal (© Fernando Llano/AP Images)

Why Guaidó’s role in Venezuela’s National Assembly matters

When Venezuela's National Assembly recognized Juan Guaidó as interim president, it was asserting the rule of law over Nicolás Maduro's corruption.

Religious freedom: A basic right [poster]

Freedom of religion is a basic right in the United States. It is an important component of American democracy and of America's diverse society.
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A vision for a new Venezuela [video]

What will the new Venezuela look like? Watch this video that lays out a promising vision of a peaceful, free and prosperous future for the country.