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U.S. sanctions on Venezuela explained

Learn more about what the U.S. sanctions on Venezuelan entities close to the illegitimate Maduro regime actually do and why they matter.
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Violations of religious freedom persist worldwide

The U.S. has designated governments that violate religious freedom. Find out which nations are not protecting this essential right.
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New U.S. restrictions seek to deter China’s abuses

The U.S. is imposing restrictions against Chinese officials and companies for supporting the regime's rights abuses, technology theft and other misconduct.
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U.S. sanctions Iranian regime officials involved in kidnapping

The U.S. imposed sanctions on Iranian intelligence officials for the kidnapping and years-long detention of American hostage Robert Levinson.
People wearing medical coats and protective equipment holding money and signs in street (© Adriana Loureiro/Reuters)

A living wage for health care workers in Venezuela

The legitimate interim government of Venezuela has helped over 62,000 health care workers receive a living wage during the pandemic.
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Iran’s Khamenei funds terrorism over COVID-19 aid workers

The Iranian regime chose to spend government funding on its terrorist proxies instead of COVID-19 relief. Read more about the regime's priorities.
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U.S. sanctions supporters of Assad’s brutal regime

Bashar al-Assad's brutal regime has killed civilians in numerous Syrian towns. Learn how U.S. sanctions seek to end the violence.
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U.S. targets Iranian regime’s global cyberattacks

Hackers working for the Iranian regime have targeted entities worldwide, stealing information and monitoring Iranian citizens.
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New U.S. sanctions seek to block Iranian regime’s weapons programs

Iran's regime defies international agreements even as its neighbors advance peace deals. Learn about U.S. efforts to deter the regime's malign behavior.