“Venezuela is in crisis because of Maduro’s kleptocracy,” said John Sullivan

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.John Sullivan, deputy secretary of the State Department, said Monday that the crisis in Venezuela, which is unprecedented in the region, was caused by the cleptocracy of the Nicolás Maduro regime.
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Sullivan explained that “unbridled greed and Maduro’s desire for power caused this complex humanitarian emergency.”
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In addition, Sullivan said that “economic mismanagement,” coupled with corruption, “led one of the richest countries in the hemisphere to total economic collapse.”
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There the American official reiterated that mature is a threat to the entire American continent. Regarding the celebration of the General Assembly of the United Nations Organization, Sullivan said that “the illegitimate regime of Nicolás Maduro directly threatens the common defense and peace and security of the continent.”
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Sullivan led the United States delegation to a ministerial meeting of the Rio Treaty on September 23 in New York, convened by the states parties. This meeting discussed the next regional steps to address the worsening crisis in Venezuela; The previous time that the OAS convened this meeting was to discuss collective action after the attacks of September 11, 2001. The historical nature of this meeting highlighted the deep collective concern about the Venezuelan crisis.
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The Deputy Secretary of State of the United States urged the rest of the countries to support the draft resolution promoted at the UN that determines the responsibility of the regime in human rights violations in Venezuela.
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The Rio Treaty is officially known as the Inter-American Treaty of Reciprocal Assistance (Tiar). The delegation of the United States also included the special representative for Venezuela, Elliott Abrams; the permanent representative of the United States before the OAS ambassador, Carlos Trujillo; Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs, Julie Chung; and the Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs, Carrie Filipetti.
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On Monday, the member countries of the Inter-American Treaty of Reciprocal Assistance (Tiar) held a meeting to discuss its application in Venezuela.
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For several years Venezuela has suffered a complex humanitarian emergency, which has caused the largest migratory exodus in the region’s history.
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Figures from the United Nations revealed that more than four million Venezuelans have left the country in refugee status, seeking better living conditions.
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