FitzGibbon Media represents Venezuela's DC embassy under a six-month contract worth $150K.

venezuelaThe agreement, runs through November, calls for FitzGibbon to provide PR strategy and media relations services. Client must approve any additional work in advance.

The US and Venezuela have a strained relationship, dating to the days of former president Hugo Chavez. Current Venezuela president Nicolas Maduro is a protégé of Chavez.

Earlier this year, the US imposed sanctions on top Venezuela officials for alleged human right violations.

A diplomatic thaw between the countries may be at hand. Diplomats from both sides met in Haiti on June 13 in a session billed as "a process of rapprochement." Neither country has had an ambassador in the counterpart nation since 2010.

Trevor FitzGibbon and Suzanne Gilbert handle Venezuela work. They report to Maximillen Arvelaiz, charge d'affairs at the embassy.

Rasky Baerlein Strategic Communications also works for Venezuela under a one-year contract worth $420K.