Files on Nicolas Maduro

Liam Knox filed this request with the U.S. Department of State of the United States of America.
Tracking #

F-2019-04355

Due Feb. 22, 2019
Est. Completion None
Status
Awaiting Response

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From: Liam Knox


To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act, I hereby request the following records:

A copy of the State Department's files on Nicolas Maduro, the current President of Venezuela from 2006-2019. I'd like a copy of all files on Maduro, but I'm particularly interested in correspondences and documents containing Maduro's name as well as the terms:
Regime change
Coup
Undemocratic
Juan Guaido
Rebels
Opposition
Oust

I request that I be properly classified as a news media requester. I am an editorial intern for MuckRock, and I am requesting this information in that editorial capacity. MuckRock is widely known for its investigative work as well as historical pieces based on public records requests.

I plan to use these documents to explore the State Department's support for opposition groups in Venezuela under various administrations.

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 20 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Liam Knox

From: U.S. Department of State

Mr. Knox,

This is in response to your fax concerning your FOIA case control number F-2019-04355.

Your request is in process. We will soon follow-up with you regarding your request for an estimated date of completion in this case.
Please note that the Department currently has a backlog of approximately 11,000 cases. As the Department continues to work through its backlog, it is mindful of its accountability to the public.
We truly appreciate your continued patience.
If you have further concerns or any questions regarding any FOIA-related matter, please contact the FOIA Requester Service Center (FRSC) at 202-261-8484 or send an e-mail to foiastatus@state.gov<mailto:foiastatus@state.gov>.
Regards,
Katrina Wood
U.S. Department of State
FOIA Requester Service Center

Official
UNCLASSIFIED

From: U.S. Department of State

Mr. Knox,

Please disregard the email below dated April 11, 2019. The Office of Information Programs and Services is in receipt of your FOIA request dated January 24, 2019, and has assigned it Case Control Number F-2019-04355. Please note that this request is in queue to be officially acknowledged and reviewed for validity.

We apologize for the delayed response and any inconvenience this may have caused.

Your continued patience is appreciated.

If you have further concerns or any questions regarding any FOIA-related matter, please contact the FOIA Requester Service Center (FRSC) at 202-261-8484 or send an e-mail to foiastatus@state.gov<mailto:foiastatus@state.gov>. Please be sure to refer to the case control number in all future inquiries concerning this request.
Regards,

U.S. Department of State
FOIA Requester Service Center

Official - Transitory
UNCLASSIFIED

From: U.S. Department of State

An acknowledgement letter, stating the request is being processed.

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