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About Venezuela

USAID’s Venezuela program supports civil society, promotes human rights, strengthens democratic governance, encourages civic engagement, and expands dialogues.  

We also help address the rights of citizens to be informed by independent and free media.  Our assistance provides trainings, exchanges with other Latin American countries, support for research, and opportunities for Venezuelans to share ideas.

USAID programs reflect the principles enshrined in the United Nations Convention on Human Rights and Inter-American Democratic Charter, such as freedom of assembly, freedom of speech, and the rights to fair and transparent elections.

USAID is building the capacity the National Assembly to be a viable democratic institution that represents all Venezuelans.

USAID’s FY2015 budget for these programs in Venezuela is $4.256 million.  
Current USAID program partners include:

  • Freedom House
  • The International Republican Institute
  • The National Democratic Institute
  • The Pan-American Development Foundation


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