USAID Administrator Mark Green Travels to Curaçao and Miami

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For Immediate Release

Wednesday, February 20, 2019
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U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Mark Green visited Curaçao from February 18 to 19, where he met with Prime Minister Eugene Rhuggenaath to discuss the ongoing humanitarian crisis in Venezuela. Separately, the Administrator met with representatives of the Venezuelan expatriate community in Curaçao to hear their personal stories and learn more about the local non-governmental organization they have set up, VENEX, to channel private donations of assistance to their countrymen. The Administrator commended the generosity of the Venezuelan residents of Curaçao, and both sides expressed hope that the dark days of despair in Venezuela are coming to an end.

Administrator Green is on travel to Miami on February 20 to meet with the Venezuelan diaspora, including with groups that are planning the delivery of medicine and medical supplies despite the intransigence of the Maduro regime. The Administrator will reiterate the commitment of the United States to the well-being of the people of Venezuela and the restoration of democracy in their homeland.