The United States Announces Additional Humanitarian Assistance in Response to Venezuelan Regional Crisis

first_imgBy USAID / Edited by Diálogo Staff October 28, 2019 On September 24, United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Mark Green, while standing alongside Venezuelan lawmakers, human-rights activists, and the Venezuelan Ambassador to the United States, Carlos Vecchio, announced $52 million in development assistance to help Venezuela’s Interim President Juan Guaidó, his government, and the Venezuelan people, as they seek to restore citizen-responsive, democratic governance to their country. This money will go to programs that support the Venezuelan National Assembly, independent media, civil society, and restoration of the health sector.This new funding for programs inside Venezuela is in addition to $376 million in humanitarian assistance the U.S. government has already provided in response to the Venezuelan regional crisis, including vital support to vulnerable Venezuelans and the communities that host them in Colombia, Ecuador, Brazil, Peru, and elsewhere throughout the region. The rampant corruption, brutal repression, and vast political and economic mismanagement of the Maduro regime has created the largest external displacement in the history of the Western Hemisphere.The United States fully supports the interim government of Juan Guaidó, the democratically elected National Assembly, and the Venezuelan people as they work to end the Maduro regime. The people of Venezuela have suffered enough in these long years, and it is time for the country to enjoy peace, freedom, and prosperity under a democratically elected and citizen-responsive government. The announcement on September 24 serves as another example of the U.S. commitment to help Venezuelans recover their country.last_img read more

Construction crews set to return to Merkel Road in Batesville

first_imgBatesville, In. — Crews from Cincinnati-based Paul H. Rohe Company return to the Merkel Road project in Batesville next week, weather permitting. Last year, the project was stymied by poor weather conditions, utility conflicts and unforeseen conditions.Mayor Mike Bettice explains the crews will be working on storm sewer infrastructure until June. Widening and other construction will continue through the summer.When the project is complete it will allow improved access to one of the only type structures along I-74 between Indianapolis and Cincinnati.The shell building is about 54,000-square-feet and can be expandable up to 200,000-square-feet. Additionally, the site has ample parking capacity for trucks, trailers and cars.last_img


first_imgOne of the fastest illegal drivers has been caught speeding on a Co Donegal road.Garda speed camera operators will be out across Donegal this weekend.The driver was caught doing 189kph in a 100kph zone in Keadue.The speed, which was the second highest in the country, was released by Gardai today.They are amongst an analysis of the highest recent speed detections amongst Garda divisions.It comes on the eve of the June Bank Holiday weekend when Gardai will be clamping down on motorists.Chief Superintendent Mark Curran from the Garda National Traffic Bureau said that speeding was the main cause of road traffic collisions.And he said that some of the worst offenders not only faced the imposition of penalty points on their licence, but also being charged with dangerous driving.“Already there has been in excess of 70,000 drivers detected speeding in 2015, with the vast majority travelling far in excess of what is legally permitted including one driver detected travelling at nearly 200kmh,” he said.While the number of people dying on the roads has fallen after increases in 2013 and 2014, some 59 people had already been killed so far this year – a drop of 12 on the same period in 2014.He added that more than 7,500 drivers were clocked travelling at 30kmh or more above posted speed limits, with 420 travelling at 50kmh or more.BANK HOLIDAY SPEED PLEA AS ONE OF WORST OFFENDERS CAUGHT IN DONEGAL was last modified: May 27th, 2015 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:donegalGardaiKeaduesped cameralast_img read more