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The United States applauds the Government of Panama and President Juan Carlos Varela’s courageous actions exposing and blocking Venezuelan money laundering in Panama, as the Maduro dictatorship brazenly attempted to circumvent international sanctions. The United States reiterates that Venezuela must restore democracy and end the repression and suffering of the Venezuelan people. The United States calls upon the international community to follow Panama’s example and stand together against the Maduro regime’s corruption and illegitimate rule.