Opening Ceremony of the Hospital Ship USNS Comfort visit to Colombia

On Friday, November 16, the opening ceremony of the USNS Comfort Hospital Ship mission in Colombia was held in Turbo, Antioquia. The ship arrived on November 14 to this region of Antioquia. On November 16, the first day of the mission, the ship’s personnel, accompanied by volunteers from the United States, Argentina, Canada and other ...
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Announcement of the visit of the Hospital Ship USNS Comfort to Colombia

On Thursday, November 8, the Ambassador of the United States in Colombia, Kevin Whitaker, along with Colombia Health Minister Juan Pablo Uribe, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, Luz Stella Jara, and Deputy Minister of Defense, Diana Abaunza announced the visit of the USNS Comfort Hospital Ship to Colombia, at the facilities of the US Embassy ...
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Treasury Sanctions Colombian Narcotics Trafficker With Ties to the FARC and La Oficina de Envigado

Washington – Today, the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) identified Colombian national Pedro Luis Zuleta Noscue as a significant foreign narcotics trafficker pursuant to the Foreign Narcotics Kingpin Designation Act (Kingpin Act).  Four additional Colombian nationals were also designated for their involvement in the narcotics trafficking activities of Pedro Luis ...
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Ambassador Kevin Whitaker welcomes 25 new Peace Corps volunteers

On Friday, September 28, the Ambassador of the United States to Colombia, Kevin Whitaker; Peace Corps Director in Colombia, Matthew Carlson; and Jonathan Drewry, director of Peace Corps program and training, presided over the swearing ceremony for 25 new U.S. volunteers from the Peace Corps Colombia in Baranoa, Atlántico. Read full press release in Spanish ...
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Readout of President Donald J. Trump’s Meeting with President Ivan Duque Marquez of Colombia

Today, President Donald J. Trump and President Ivan Duque Marquez of Colombia discussed the strong United States–Colombia partnership and our cooperation in the areas of counternarcotics, organized crime, and energy security.  The two leaders also discussed ways the two countries will work together to bring about the restoration of democracy in Venezuela.
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Readout of Vice President Mike Pence’s Call with President Ivan Duque of Colombia

Vice President Mike Pence spoke by phone today with President Ivan Duque of Colombia to reiterate the strong bilateral relationship between Colombia and the United States. The two leaders discussed the humanitarian crisis in Venezuela and its spillover effects across the region, recommitting themselves to maintaining pressure on the Maduro regime and addressing the tragic ...
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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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Presidential Elections in Colombia

The United States congratulates Ivan Duque on his election as the next President of Colombia.  We salute Colombia’s strong democracy, and reaffirm our admiration for its people and institutions.  The United States looks forward to deepening our vibrant partnership based on our shared democratic values. Colombia continues to be an example of the ideals that ...
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Secretary Pompeo’s Phone Call with Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos

The below is attributable to Spokesperson Heather Nauert: Secretary Pompeo spoke by phone today with Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos. Secretary Pompeo and President Santos discussed the fraudulent elections held May 20 in Venezuela and the importance of standing together as democratic nations in support of the Venezuelan people and the restoration of their democracy. ...
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Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos at a joint press availability

February 6, 2018, Bogota, Colombia. SECRETARY TILLERSON: Well, first allow me to thank you, President Santos, for the kind welcome I’ve received in Colombia and for the opportunity for us to have such a meaningful meeting and exchange on views on a number of import issues. And it’s truly a pleasure to be in Colombia ...
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