Ambassador Philip Goldberg presents his credentials to President Iván Duque Márquez

Today the U.S. Ambassador to Colombia Philip Goldberg presented his credentials to Colombian President Iván Duque Márquez at Nariño Palace. Ambassador Goldberg, as the new U.S. government representative in Colombia, will continue working to strengthen the close relationship that the two countries have shared throughout the years, which is based on shared democratic values, constantly …

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U.S. – Colombia Joint Communiqué on Women Empowerment

Colombia and the United States of America recognize that gender equality, and the empowerment of women and girls and respect for their human rights, are vital to democracy.  Our two countries further recognize the fundamental role that women play as engines of economic growth and development and their important contributions as decision makers and leaders …

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United States provides additional humanitarian aid to Venezuelans who have fled their country

Today, Vice President Pence announced that the United States is providing nearly $56 million in additional humanitarian assistance to support the regional response for the nearly 3.4 million Venezuelans who have fled Venezuela due to the political and economic crisis caused by Nicolas Maduro. This assistance complements the aid that the United States and its …

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Remarks by Vice President Pence at the Regional Migration and Humanitarian Crisis — Flows from Venezuela Event

United Nations Headquarters New York, New York THE VICE PRESIDENT:  President Duque, thank you for convening this Ministerial meeting, for your words today, and for working tirelessly both in Colombia, and now on the world stage, to form a comprehensive response to the Venezuelan migration crisis.  And not just simply to the consequences of the …

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Secretary Mattis travels to South America

Secretary of Defense James N. Mattis embarks Sunday, Aug. 12 on his first trip to South America while leading the Department of Defense. The White House declared 2018 the “Year of the Americas,” and the Secretary’s trip underscores the Department’s strong defense ties with Brazil, Argentina, Chile and Colombia. These relationships are critical to a …

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