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Activists Seek to Block U.S. Handover of Venezuelan Embassy to Opposition Leaders

HeadlineApr 23, 2019

In Washington, D.C., activists with the groups CodePink and Popular Resistance are occupying the Venezuelan Embassy alongside a skeletal staff of Venezuelan diplomatic workers, where they’re demanding the Trump administration cancel plans to turn the embassy over to Venezuelan opposition leaders. They’re also protesting U.S. sanctions on Venezuela that have exacerbated a growing humanitarian crisis. The U.S. State Department has ordered the group to vacate the building by Wednesday. In response, CodePink’s Medea Benjamin wrote, “Like it or not, the Maduro government is actually the government in power in Venezuela and is recognized by the United Nations. This Trump-orchestrated plan of creating a parallel government and then simply taking over diplomatic premises is totally illegal.”

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