The United States and Colombia carry out medical mission on Providencia Island

Medical personnel belonging to Joint Task Force Bravo of the U.S. Southern Command together with the authorities of San Andres, Providencia and Santa Catalina, conducted medical and humanitarian care led by the Government of Colombia through the Ministry of Defense, the Armed Forces, Ministry of Health, Social Protection, Police and the local government, on the …

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Readout of President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. Call with President Ivan Duque of Colombia

President Joseph R. Biden Jr. spoke today with President Ivan Duque of Colombia to express U.S. support following the attack on the Colombian presidential helicopter last Friday. The President reaffirmed the enduring partnership between the United States and Colombia, and pledged support for Colombia’s efforts to combat the COVID-19 pandemic by donating 2.5 million vaccines. …

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Secretary Blinken’s Meeting with Colombian Vice President Ramírez

The below is attributable to Spokesperson Ned Price: Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken met with Colombian Vice President and Foreign Minister-Designate Marta Lucía Ramírez today at the Department of State. The Secretary reaffirmed the enduring partnership our two countries have maintained for decades, based on a commitment to democracy, the security of our people, …

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A one-hundred-year commitment to conservation and childhood in Colombia

Fondo Acción was created in 2000 as a financial facilitation mechanism and became the administrator for the first debt-for-nature agreement signed between the U.S. and Colombian governments. This agreement was first theorized in 1990 when U.S. President George Bush indicated the importance of bolstering environmental policies in the hemisphere and raised the possibility of creating such a …

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US donates isothermal transport kits to Colombian Ministry of Health

The United States Embassy in Bogota is proud to announce a donation of isothermal transport kits so that the Ministry of Health can safely transport COVID-19 vaccines to the population of Colombia. The United States Ambassador to Colombia, Philip Goldberg, referred to this donation as “a sign of cooperation and solidarity between the United States …

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United States Provides More than $1 Million in Hurricane Relief in Colombia

U.S. Ambassador to Colombia Philip S. Goldberg announced today a ten-fold increase in humanitarian assistance in response to the devastation caused by Hurricane Iota. “The people of the United States stand in solidarity with the Colombian people to save lives, rebuild, and support the recovery of San Andres and Providencia,” said Ambassador Goldberg. “For more …

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The United States provides 100,000 dollars to help those impacted by Hurricane Iota

The United States Ambassador to Colombia, Philip S. Goldberg, today announced that the U.S. will provide US $100,000 to respond to the request for humanitarian assistance made by the Government of Colombia. These funds will support the efforts of the national government to respond to the devastation caused by Hurricane Iota in the San Andres …

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Colombia and the United States: Strengthening Our Partnership

FACT SHEET OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON “The United States values our friendship with Colombia – a relationship rooted in a shared set of values, a commitment to democracy, the rule of law, and fundamental human rights.” — U.S. Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo, October 9, 2019 Secretary Pompeo will travel to Colombia on September 18-19 to meet with …

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Department of State Offers Rewards for Information to Bring Colombian Drug Traffickers to Justice

PRESS STATEMENT MICHAEL R. POMPEO, SECRETARY OF STATE JUNE 18, 2020 Today, the U.S. Department of State announced rewards up to $10 million each for information leading to the arrest and/or conviction of Seuxis Hernandez-Solarte, aka “Jesus Santrich,” and Luciano Marin Arango, aka “Ivan Marquez.”  Both are former senior leaders of the FARC who dropped out …

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Statement on the U.S. – Colombia Partnership

The United States and Colombia share a long history of cooperation, through presidential administrations and across political party lines in both countries. Our relationship is based on a foundation of shared responsibility, values, and objectives, as well as mutual respect for each nation’s sovereignty. Over many decades, our collaborative efforts have promoted peace and security …

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Ambassador Philip S. 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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USAID Administrator Mark Green’s Remarks at the Signing of the Development Objective Assistance Agreement with President Iván Duque

Good afternoon everyone. It is an honor for me to join President Duque today to celebrate yet another milestone in the close partnership between our two countries. It’s worth celebrating because we’re much more than mere partners, we’re close neighbors and true friends. There is an unshakable bond between our two nations forged through a …

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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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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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