Venezuelan Consulate-General, Houston

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The Consulate-General of Venezuela in Houston (Spanish: Consulado General de la República Bolivariana de Venezuela en Houston) is a diplomatic mission of Venezuela in Houston, Texas, United States. It is located at Suite 220 at 2401 Fountain View Drive. The consulate serves Texas, Kansas, New Mexico, and Oklahoma.[1]

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At one point the consulate was located in Suite 900 at 2925 Briarpark Drive in the Westchase area of Houston.[2][3] In August 2008 the Venezuelans asked for permission to move to a new location. Nichole Thompson, a United States State Department spokesperson, said that the Venezuelan officials moved into the new location before receiving permission from the U.S. officials.[4] Therefore in November of that year the United States State Department announced that it would revoke the visas of the diplomats at the Houston office and close it.[5] The consulate resumed normal operations on December 1 of that year.[6]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Home page. Consulate-General of Venezuela in Houston. Retrieved on December 31, 2008.
  2. ^ "Venezuela." Texas Secretary of State. Retrieved on December 21, 2008.
  3. ^ "SECT6-key.gif." Westchase District. Retrieved on December 21, 2008.
  4. ^ "Venezuelan officials told to pack up and leave US." Associated Press at Taipei Times. Monday November 7, 2008. Retrieved on May 10, 2009.
  5. ^ Carroll, Susan and John Otis. "Venezuela Consulate shut down." Houston Chronicle. November 7, 2008. Retrieved on December 31, 2008.
  6. ^ "Venezuelan Consulate in Houston resumes its activities." Embassy of Venezuela in the United States. Retrieved on December 31, 2008.

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