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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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U.S. Embassy Statement

U.S. Embassy Statement The United States Embassy reaffirms the strong friendship and alliance between Colombia and the United States. We have supported the Colombian government and people through times of war and we will continue to support them in times of peace. Visa records are confidential under U.S. law. We do not discuss individual visas ...
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Assistant Secretary for Western Hemisphere Affairs Kimberly Breier Travels to Argentina and Colombia

Assistant Secretary Kimberly Breier will travel to Argentina and Colombia May 9 through 13 to strengthen regional cooperation in promoting democracy, economic prosperity, and security. From May 9 to 12, Assistant Secretary Breier will travel to Buenos Aires to deepen the U.S.-Argentine partnership in promoting democratic governance, combating terrorism and transnational crime, and advancing free, ...
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Treasury Removes Sanctions Imposed on Former High-Ranking Venezuelan Intelligence Official After Public Break with Maduro and Dismissal

Washington – Today, the Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) removed sanctions imposed on Manuel Ricardo Cristopher Figuera (Cristopher), who last week broke ranks with the Maduro regime and rallied to the support of the Venezuelan constitution and the National Assembly. Cristopher is the former Director General of Venezuela’s National Intelligence ...
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Statement by Secretary Pompeo on World Press Freedom Day

On World Press Freedom Day, we reaffirm our commitment to protecting safety and freedom for members of the press.  A free and independent media is indispensable to a vibrant, functioning democracy.  Despite some progress, journalists around the world continue to be persecuted, targeted with violence, or even killed – all too often with impunity. At ...
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