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Statement by the Department of Defense

JAN. 2, 2020 At the direction of the President, the U.S. military has taken decisive defensive action to protect U.S. personnel abroad by killing Qasem Soleimani, the head of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps-Quds Force, a U.S.-designated Foreign Terrorist Organization. General Soleimani was actively developing plans to attack American diplomats and service members in Iraq ...
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Colombia’s Release of Draft Decree on Aerial Coca Eradication

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson December 31, 2019 The United States welcomes the Duque administration’s release of its draft decree on the resumption of aerial coca eradication, which details how it would meet strict health and environmental conditions set by Colombia’s Constitutional Court. The decision to employ aerial spraying is a sovereign ...
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Readout of Adam S. Boehler’s meeting with Colombian President Ivan Duque

CARTAGENA – U.S. International Development Finance Corporation (DFC) Chief Executive Officer Adam Boehler met with Colombian President Ivan Duque in Cartagena. Boehler reaffirmed the United States’ steadfast commitment to the Colombian people and to partnering with Colombia to foster a more prosperous, stable, and secure Western Hemisphere. He also highlighted the important role that DFC—through its ...
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United States Acting Assistant Secretary Michael Kozak Travels to Colombia

A U.S. delegation will travel to Bogota, Colombia, December 2-4 to attend the meeting of the Inter-American Treaty of Reciprocal Assistance (TIAR) Organ of Consultation. The delegation will include Michael Kozak, Acting Assistant Secretary for the State Department’s Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs and Carlos Trujillo, U.S. Ambassador to the U.S. Organization of American States. ...
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Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Bogota

Location: Colombia, countrywide Event: Demonstrations in major cities across Colombia are expected today, Wednesday, November 27. While most recent protests have been peaceful, some have resulted in violent confrontations and have led to serious injuries. Protests can take place with little or no notice and typically disrupt transportation routes. U.S. citizens may encounter disturbances, heavy ...
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