Department of State Releases Annual Fiscal Transparency Report

On September 19, 2018, the Department of State released the 2018 Fiscal Transparency Report, consistent with section 7031(b) of the Department of State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs Appropriations Act, 2018 (Div. K, P.L. 115-141) (Act). This report describes the minimum requirements of fiscal transparency developed, updated, and strengthened by the Department in consultation with ...
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Proclamation by President Donald Trump on the National Hispanic Heritage Month, 2018

The White House Office of the Press Secretary September 13, 2018 National Hispanic Heritage Month, 2018 By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation During National Hispanic Heritage Month, we honor all American citizens of Hispanic descent and celebrate their rich and vibrant traditions of faith, family, hard work, and patriotism. We are ...
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Study of the United States Institutes for Student Leaders 2019 (SUSI) on Social Entrepreneurship

Study of the United States Institutes for Student Leaders 2019 on Social Entrepreneurship Study of the United States Institutes for Student Leaders Program was designed for participants from Argentina, Brasil, Chile and Uruguay, to provide undergraduate student leaders with a deeper understanding of the United States while simultaneously enhancing their leadership skills. The institute will ...
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Statement by Secretary Pompeo on Uruguay’s Independence Day

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson Statement by Secretary Pompeo Uruguay’s Independence Day August 25, 2018 On behalf of the Government of the United States of America, congratulations to the people of Uruguay on their 193rd anniversary of independence. For over 150 years, our nations have enjoyed a strong history of cooperation. Our ...
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Hospital ship to support humanitarian mission in Latin America

U.S. Southern Command Press Release Release No: 18-008 Aug. 22, 2018 Hospital ship to support humanitarian mission in Latin America MIAMI – The U.S. Navy hospital ship USNS COMFORT (T-AH 20) will deploy to Central America and South America in late September to begin a two-month humanitarian mission with stops in Colombia and the region. ...
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Recent crime incidents against foreign nationals

U.S. Embassy Montevideo, Uruguay Message to U.S. Citizens: Security Alert August 21, 2018 Location:  Montevideo, Uruguay Pocitos Malvín Event:  The U.S. Embassy in Montevideo advises U.S. citizens of recent crime incidents against foreign nationals that occurred on Friday, August 17, 2018, and Saturday, August 18, 2018, in the Montevideo neighborhoods of Pocitos and Malvín.  In ...
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General Strike on August 22, 2018

U.S. Embassy Montevideo, Uruguay Message to U.S. Citizens: Demonstration Alert August 20, 2018 Location: Throughout the city of Montevideo, Uruguay Event: General Strike on August 22, 2018 Local media reports there will be a general strike on Wednesday, August 22, 2018 that is expected to affect transportation services and local business operations.  Closures are expected ...
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Statement from the White House Press Secretary on Nicaragua

The White House Office of the Press Secretary July 30, 2018 Statement from the Press Secretary on Nicaragua The United States strongly condemns the ongoing violence in Nicaragua and human rights abuses committed by the Ortega regime in response to protests. After years of fraudulent elections and the regime’s manipulation of Nicaraguan law – as well ...
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Ministerial to Advance Religious Freedom – Potomac Declaration

Ministerial to Advance Religious Freedom July 24-26, 2018 Potomac Declaration Preamble: The Universal Declaration of Human Rights proclaims in Article 18 that “everyone has the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion; this right includes freedom to change his religion or belief, and freedom, either alone or in community with others and in public ...
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OAS Condemns Violence in Nicaragua and Calls on Government to Agree to Electoral Calendar

Press Release OAS Condemns Violence in Nicaragua and Calls on Government to Agree to Electoral Calendar July 18, 2018 The Organization of American States (OAS) today condemned the acts of violence in Nicaragua, called on all parts to participate “actively and in good faith” in the National Dialogue and urged the Government “to support an ...
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Remarks by President Trump and President Putin in Helsinki joint press conference

The White House Office of the Press Secretary July 16, 2018 Opening REMARKS BY PRESIDENT TRUMP AND PRESIDENT PUTIN OF THE RUSSIAN FEDERATION IN JOINT PRESS CONFERENCE Presidential Palace Helsinki, Finland 5:10 P.M. EEST PRESIDENT PUTIN:  (As interpreted.)  Distinguished Mr. President, ladies and gentlemen: Negotiations with the President of the United States Donald Trump took place in ...
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Secretary Pompeo on the 29th Anniversary of Tiananmen Square

U.S. Department Of State Office of the Spokesperson Press Statement  June 3, 2018 Secretary Pompeo on the 29th Anniversary of Tiananmen Square On the 29th anniversary of the violent suppression of peaceful demonstrations in and around Tiananmen Square on June 4, 1989, we remember the tragic loss of innocent lives. As Liu Xiaobo wrote in his 2010 ...
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Sec. Pompeo to lead U.S. delegation to the Organization of American States General Assembly

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson  NOTICE TO THE PRESS June 1, 2018 Secretary of State Pompeo to Lead U.S. Delegation to the Organization of American States General Assembly Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will lead the U.S. delegation to the 48th Regular Session of the General Assembly of the Organization of American ...
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Statement by Secretary Pompeo on LGBTI Pride Month

U.S. Department Of State Office of the Spokesperson Statement by SecretaryPompeo June 1, 2018 LGBTI Pride Month The United States joins people around the world in celebrating Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Intersex (LGBTI) Pride Month, and reaffirms its commitment to protecting and defending the human rights of all, including LGBTI persons. In many parts ...
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Statement on Mother’s Day Violence in Nicaragua

U.S. Department Of State Office of the Spokesperson Statement By Heather Nauert, Spokesperson May 31, 2018 Mother’s Day Violence in Nicaragua The United States condemns the Nicaraguan government’s violent response to peaceful Mother’s Day marches in Managua and other cities yesterday, including assaults on mothers mourning their children killed since protests began April 18.  The ...
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Secretary’s Remarks: Commemoration of International Day of UN Peacekeepers

Today, on the annual International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers, we mark 70 years of UN peacekeeping, and the service and sacrifice of thousands of uniformed and civilian personnel. UN peacekeepers serve under dangerous and uncertain circumstances, and too often pay the ultimate sacrifice. We honor in particular today the more than 3,700 peacekeepers who ...
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Uruguay 2017 International Religious Freedom Report

Uruguay 2017 International Religious Freedom Report   Executive Summary The constitution provides for freedom of religion and affirms the state supports no religion.  Legal statutes prohibit discrimination based on religion. The government (the Supreme Court, the Attorney General’s Office and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs) together with the Latin American Jewish Congress sponsored an academic ...
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Responding to Unjustified Diplomatic Actions in Venezuela

U.S. Department of State Office of the Spokesperson Statement by Heather Nauert, Spokesperson Responding to Unjustified Diplomatic Actions in Venezuela May 23, 2018 Today, the Department of State, in accordance with Article 9 of the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations and Article 23 of the Vienna Convention on Consular Relations, declared the Chargé d’Affaires of ...
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Statement and Executive Order from President Donald J. Trump on the Maduro Regime in Venezuela

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary May 21, 2018 Statement from President Donald J. Trump on the Maduro Regime in Venezuela Today, I have taken action to prevent the Maduro regime from conducting “fire sales,” liquidating Venezuela’s critical assets—assets the country will need to rebuild its economy. This money belongs to the Venezuelan ...
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Statement from Vice President Mike Pence on Venezuela’s Elections

Statement from Vice President Mike Pence on Venezuela’s Elections Venezuela’s election was a sham ­– neither free nor fair. The illegitimate result of this fake process is a further blow to the proud democratic tradition of Venezuela. Every day, thousands of Venezuelans flee brutal oppression and grinding poverty – literally voting with their feet. The ...
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Secretary Pompeo: ‘An Unfair, Unfree Vote in Venezuela’

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson STATEMENT BY SECRETARY POMPEO May 21, 2018 An Unfair, Unfree Vote in Venezuela The United States condemns the fraudulent election that took place in Venezuela on May 20.  This so-called “election” is an attack on constitutional order and an affront to Venezuela’s tradition of democracy.  Until the ...
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Statement By Secretary Pompeo on the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia

U.S. Department Of State Office of the Spokesperson  Statement By Secretary Pompeo Press Statement Washington, DC May 17, 2018 Press Releases: On the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia The United States stands for the protection of fundamental freedoms and universal human rights. Our nation was founded on the bedrock principle that we are all ...
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Statement by Secretary Pompeo on the Opening of U.S. Embassy Jerusalem

U.S. Department of State Office of the Spokesperson Statement by Secretary Pompeo  on the Opening of U.S. Embassy Jerusalem May 14, 2018 Today I am proud to celebrate the opening of the United States Embassy to Israel in Jerusalem. This significant event fulfills a promise made by President Trump. As he proclaimed on December 6, ...
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Remarks by Acting Secretary of State John Sullivan at 48th Annual Washington Conference on the Americas

Remarks John J. Sullivan Acting Secretary of State Washington, DC May 8, 2018 MR PALMIERI: So it’s my honor – it’s my honor today to introduce our next speaker, Deputy Secretary of State John Sullivan. When we speak about our ambitious engagement in the Western Hemisphere, Deputy Secretary Sullivan has been at the forefront. His – ...
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Statement by Secretary Pompeo on President Trump’s decision to withdraw from the JCPOA

U.S. Department Of State Office of the Spokesperson  Statement By Secretary Pompeo May 8, 2018 On President Trump’s Decision to Withdraw from the JCPOA As we exit the Iran deal, we will be working with our allies to find a real, comprehensive, and lasting solution to the Iranian threat. We have a shared interest with our ...
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Remarks by President Trump on the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary May 8, 2018 REMARKS BY PRESIDENT TRUMP ON THE JOINT COMPREHENSIVE PLAN OF ACTION Diplomatic Reception Room 2:13 P.M. EDT THE PRESIDENT: My fellow Americans: Today, I want to update the world on our efforts to prevent Iran from acquiring a nuclear weapon. The Iranian regime is ...
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Remarks by Vice President Pence During a Protocolary Meeting at the Organization of American States

The White House Office of the Vice President May 7, 2018 Remarks by Vice President Pence During a Protocolary Meeting at the Organization of American States Organization of American States Washington, D.C. 2:05 P.M. EDT THE VICE PRESIDENT:  Ambassador Gonzalez, Secretary General Almagro, Ambassador Trujillo, permanent representatives, distinguished members of Congress, ambassadors, all of our ...
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Secretary Pompeo statement on World Press Freedom Day

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson Secretary Pompeo statement on World Press Freedom Day Washington, DC May 3, 2018 On the 25th anniversary of World Press Freedom Day, we renew our commitment to promoting and protecting a free press, which is an essential pillar of democracy. The United States values freedom of the ...
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Remarks by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo at swearing-in ceremony

U.S. Department Of State Office of the Spokesperson Remarks by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo at swearing-in ceremony May 2, 2018 Ben Franklin Room Washington, D.C. SECRETARY POMPEO: This is truly humbling. Thank you very much, Mr. President, for those kind words. Thank you, Mr. Vice President, for being here today to honor me by swearing me ...
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Statement by Secretary Pompeo on Iran Atomic Archive

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson STATEMENT BY SECRETARY POMPEO April 30, 2018 Iran Atomic Archive For many years, the Iranian regime has insisted to the world that its nuclear program was peaceful. The documents obtained by Israel from inside of Iran show beyond any doubt that the Iranian regime was not telling ...
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Secretary Pompeo Travel to Brussels, Riyadh, Jerusalem, and Amman

U.S. Department Of State Office of the Spokesperson Statement By Heather Nauert, Spokesperson April 26, 2018 Secretary Pompeo Travel to Brussels, Riyadh, Jerusalem, and Amman U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will travel to Brussels, Riyadh, Jerusalem, and Amman, April 26-30. The Secretary looks forward to meeting key Allies and partners on his first official ...
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Statement from the President on the Confirmation of Mike Pompeo as Secretary of State

The White House Office of the Press Secretary April 26, 2018 Statement from the President on the Confirmation of Mike Pompeo as Secretary of State I am pleased with the Senate’s confirmation of Mike Pompeo to serve as our country’s top diplomat. Having a patriot of Mike’s immense talent, energy, and intellect leading the Department ...
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Statement By Heather Nauert – Call for Calm in Nicaragua

U.S. Department Of State Office of the Spokesperson Statement By Heather Nauert, Spokesperson April 22, 2018 Call for Calm in Nicaragua The United States government regrets the loss of life and injuries suffered in Nicaragua during protests by its citizens.  We condemn the violence and the excessive force used by police and others against civilians ...
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Acting Secretary Sullivan Releases the 2017 Human Rights Reports

“The 2017 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices (The Human Rights Reports) document the status of human rights and worker rights in nearly 200 countries and territories. These reports are required by U.S. law and are used by a variety of actors, including the U.S. Congress, the Executive branch, and the Judicial branch as a factual resource ...
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Statement by Heather Nauert on Cuba’s Transition

U.S. Department of State Spokesperson Heather Nauert Department Press Briefing April 19, 2018 On Cuba’s Transition Today, the Cuban National Assembly appointed Miguel Díaz-Canel to be the next president of Cuba. Cuban citizens had no real power to affect the outcome of this undemocratic transition process. We are disappointed that the Cuban government opted to ...
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Acting Secretary of State Sullivan to Travel to Toronto leading the U.S. delegation to the G-7 Foreign Ministers’ Meeting

U.S. Department of State Office of the Spokesperson  Statement by Heather Nauert, Spokesperson April 19, 2018 Acting Secretary of State Sullivan to Travel to Toronto Acting Secretary of State John J. Sullivan will travel to Toronto, Canada from April 21-23 to lead the U.S. delegation to the G-7 Foreign Ministers’ Meeting.  The G-7 Foreign Ministers’ Meeting ...
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Statement by Secretary Steven T. Mnuchin Following Meeting on Venezuela

U.S. Department of the Treasury Office of Public Affairs April 19, 2018 Statement by Secretary Steven T. Mnuchin Following Meeting on Venezuela I welcomed colleagues from the Western Hemisphere, Europe, and Japan to discuss the humanitarian and economic catastrophe in Venezuela. The policies of the regime of President Maduro have consequences that extend beyond Venezuela’s ...
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Joint Declaration on Venezuela on the occasion of the VIII Summit of the Americas

Joint Declaration on Venezuela Lima, Peru – April 14, 2018 The heads of state and government of Argentina, Bahamas, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, Mexico, Panama, Paraguay, Peru and Saint Lucia, and the Vice President of the United States, meeting on the occasion of the VIII Summit of the Americas, in ...
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Remarks by Vice President Pence at First Plenary Session of the Summit of the Americas

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Vice President April 15, 2018 REMARKS BY VICE PRESIDENT PENCE AT FIRST PLENARY SESSION OF THE SUMMIT OF THE AMERICAS Lima, Peru THE VICE PRESIDENT: Secretary General Almagro, President Vizcarra, Presidents, Prime Ministers, and leaders from across the Western Hemisphere — it is my great honor to join you ...
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Acting Secretary Sullivan’s Meeting with Caribbean Leaders

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson READOUT April 15, 2018 Acting Secretary Sullivan’s Meeting with Caribbean Leaders The below is attributable to Spokesperson Heather Nauert: Acting Secretary of State John J. Sullivan met with the Caribbean Heads of Government and Foreign Ministers of The Bahamas, Barbados, Guyana, Jamaica, and St. Lucia on the ...
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Vice President Pence activity during the VIII Summit of the Americas, Lima – Peru

The White House Office of the Vice President April 14, 2018 Readout of Vice President Mike Pence’s Meeting With President Martín Vizcawra of Peru Vice President Mike Pence met today with Peruvian President Martín Vizcarra to discuss the strong partnership between the two countries. Vice President Pence thanked him for hosting the Summit of the ...
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Acting Secretary of State John J. Sullivan announcement of Funding Initiative for Women’s Empowerment

U.S. Department Of State Office of the Spokesperson Remarks by Acting Secretary of State John J. Sullivan Announcement of Funding Initiative for Women’s Empowerment April 13, 2018 Lima, Peru **UNEDITED/DRAFT** ACTING SECRETARY SULLIVAN: Good morning. It’s wonderful to be here in Lima and to participate in the Summit of the Americas. I’m especially honored to join ...
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Acting Secretary Sullivan Meets with the Governments of Mexico, El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson  READOUT April 13, 2018  Acting Secretary Sullivan Meets with the Governments of Mexico, El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras The below is attributable to Spokesperson Heather Nauert: Today, Acting Secretary of State John J. Sullivan and Mexican Foreign Secretary Luis Videgaray co-hosted a meeting with President Juan Orlando ...
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Remarks by Francisco Palmieri on Venezuela Humanitarian Aid

Department of State Press Releases: Remarks on Venezuela Humanitarian Aid Remarks by Acting Assistant Secretary for the Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs Francisco Palmieri Chief of Mission Residence Lima, Peru April 13, 2018 Thank you, Mr. Vice President, and good afternoon to everyone. The Department of State is excited to be a part of the international ...
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Statement by President Trump on Syria

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary  April 13, 2018 STATEMENT BY PRESIDENT TRUMP ON SYRIA Diplomatic Room 9:01 P.M. EDT THE PRESIDENT: My fellow Americans, a short time ago, I ordered the United States Armed Forces to launch precision strikes on targets associated with the chemical weapons capabilities of Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad. ...
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Vice President Mike Pence will represent the United States at the 8th Summit of the Americas

The Vice President is honored to represent the United States at the 8th Summit of the Americas at President Trump’s request. He looks forward to promoting policy that will lead to an even stronger U.S. economy and working with our close allies in Latin America to collectively hold undemocratic actors in the region accountable for ...
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John J. Sullivan on International Roma Day

“On behalf of the United States, I wish all Roma everywhere a happy International Roma Day. On April 8, we celebrate the Romani people, their rich cultural heritage, and worldwide societal contributions. We are proud to recognize the over one million Americans of Romani descent who have helped to shape our great nation. To commemorate this day, ...
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Trump Nominates Kenneth S. George to be Ambassador of the United States of America in Uruguay

Kenneth S. George of Texas, to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the Oriental Republic of Uruguay. Mr. George previously served as Assistant Secretary and Director General of the U.S. & Foreign Commercial Service in the Department of Commerce (1981-1985). He has served as a State Representative in the ...
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The United States will expel 48 Russian officials serving at Russia’s bilateral mission to the United States

On March 4, Russia used a military-grade nerve agent to attempt to murder a British citizen and his daughter in Salisbury. This attack on our Ally the United Kingdom put countless innocent lives at risk and resulted in serious injury to three people, including a police officer. In response to this outrageous violation of the ...
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President Trump Approves Section 232 Tariff Modifications

The White House Office Of The Press Secretary March 22, 2018 President Trump Approves Section 232 Tariff Modifications WASHINGTON – Today, based on ongoing dialogues, President Donald J. Trump authorized the modification of the Section 232 tariffs on steel and aluminum imports to suspend the tariffs for certain countries before they take effect. These suspensions ...
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The 2018 International Narcotics Control Strategy Report (INCSR)

The State Department published the report on the International Narcotics Control Strategy 2018. Uruguay’s segment. The 2018 International Narcotics Control Strategy Report (INCSR) is an annual report by the Department of State to Congress prepared in accordance with the Foreign Assistance Act. It describes the efforts of key countries to attack all aspects of the international drug trade ...
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Presidential Message to the Congress on the Social Security Totalization Agreement with Uruguay

The White House Presidential Message to the Congress on the Social Security Totalization Agreement with Uruguay Issued on: March 20, 2018 Pursuant to section 233(e)(1) of the Social Security Act, as amended by the Social Security Amendments of 1977 (Public Law 95-216, 42 U.S.C. 433(e)(1)), I transmit herewith a social security totalization agreement with Uruguay, titled ...
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Treasury Sanctions Four Current or Former Venezuelan Officials Associated With Economic Mismanagement and Corruption

U.S. Department of the Treasury Office of Public Affairs March 19, 2018 Washington – Today the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) designated four current or former Venezuelan government officials pursuant to Executive Order (E.O.) 13692, as part of Treasury’s ongoing efforts to highlight the economic mismanagement and endemic corruption that ...
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Statement by USAID Administrator Mark Green on U.S. humanitarian assistance for vulnerable Venezuelans

U.S. Agency for International Development Office of Press Relations Tuesday, March 20, 2018 Today, the United States announced new humanitarian assistance to support Venezuelans in Colombia, who are fleeing desperate poverty, hunger, and tyranny in their home country. In partnership with Colombia, this initial, and immediate commitment of $2.5 million will provide emergency food and ...
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Statement by Secretary Tillerson on the Annual Observance of International Women’s Day

U.S. Department Of State Office of the Spokesperson Statement By Secretary Tillerson March 8, 2018 Annual Observance of International Women’s Day As we commemorate International Women’s Day on March 8th, the United States renews our steadfast commitment to addressing inequalities between women and men at home and abroad and reaffirms the importance of advancing the ...
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March is Women’s History Month

Women’s History Month is an annual declared month that highlights the contributions of women to events in history and contemporary society. The Library of Congress, National Archives and Records Administration, National Endowment for the Humanities, National Gallery of Art, National Park Service, Smithsonian Institution and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum join in commemorating and encouraging the ...
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U.S. Senate Condemns Venezuelan Government’s Proposed Sham Elections

UNITED STATES SENATE Senate resolution condemns Venezuelan Government’s proposed sham elections, calls for delay until minimal electoral standards met. February 27, 2018 WASHINGTON – Eleven United States Senators today introduced a resolution condemning repressive and undemocratic actions taken by the Venezuelan government, and calling for free and fair elections for its people. The resolution states that ...
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OAS Permanent Council Resolution on Venezuela

Remarks by Interim U.S. Permanent Representative Kevin K. Sullivan on Venezuela Resolution Special Session of the OAS Permanent Council Washington, DC February 23, 2018 Thank you very much Mr. Chair. Just another brief intervention to comment on some of the statements that a number of my colleagues here today have made. The United States is of ...
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The U.S. supports Lima Group’s decision to withdraw its invitation to President Maduro to attend Summit of the Americas

We support the decision of Peru, as the host of the upcoming Summit of the Americas, to withdraw its invitation to President Maduro of Venezuela. Peru’s decision was made with the support of the Lima Group, which upheld the high democratic standard for Summit participation. The United States welcomes the firm statement from the Lima ...
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Fact Sheet: Trump’s Budget Request for a More Secure and Prosperous World

The President’s FY 2019 budget request proposes $39.3 billion for critical State Department and U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) efforts to advance peace and security, expand American prosperity and influence, and address global crises while making efficient use of taxpayer resources. The budget request modernizes State Department and USAID diplomacy and development to advance ...
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Sec. Tillerson’s statement on Department of State and USAID FY 2019 Budget Request

STATEMENT BY SECRETARY TILLERSON February 12, 2018 Today President Trump requested $39.3 billion for the Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 Department of State and U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) budget. This request upholds the President’s commitment, as outlined in the National Security Strategy and the State Department and USAID’s Joint Strategic Plan, to protect our security, rights, and ...
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Statement on Presidential Elections Announced in Venezuela

U.S. Department of State Office of the Spokesperson  Statement by Heather Nauert, Spokesperson February 8, 2018 Presidential Elections Announced in Venezuela The United States denounces the decision by Venezuela’s National Electoral Council to unilaterally advance presidential elections without guarantees to ensure free, fair, and internationally-validated elections.  These elections do not have the agreement of all political ...
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African American History Month

African American History Month is an annual celebration of achievements by African Americans and a time for recognizing the central role of African Americans in U.S. history. The Library of Congress, National Archives and Records Administration, National Endowment for the Humanities, National Gallery of Art, National Park Service, Smithsonian Institution and United States Holocaust Memorial ...
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President Donald J. Trump’s State of the Union Address: Foreign Policy

The White House Office of the Press Secretary Washington, D.C. January 30, 2018 Following are excerpts related to U.S. foreign policy. Mr. Speaker, Mr. Vice President, Members of Congress, the First Lady of the United States, and my fellow Americans: America has also finally turned the page on decades of unfair trade deals that sacrificed ...
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White House Framework On Immigration Reform & Border Security

The White House Office of the Press Secretary January 25, 2018 White House Framework On Immigration Reform & Border Security BORDER SECURITY: Securing the Southern and Northern border of the United States takes a combination of physical infrastructure, technology, personnel, resources, authorities, and the ability to close legal loopholes that are exploited by smugglers, traffickers, cartels, criminals ...
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Secretary Tillerson to Travel to Austin, Mexico City, Bariloche, Buenos Aires, Lima, Bogotá, and Kingston

U.S. Department of State Office of the Spokesperson Statement By Heather Nauert, Spokesperson January 26, 2018 Secretary Tillerson to Travel to Austin, Mexico City, Bariloche, Buenos Aires, Lima, Bogotá, and Kingston U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will travel to Austin, Texas, and then to Mexico City, Mexico; Bariloche and Buenos Aires, Argentina; Lima, Perú; ...
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Ambassador Haley on the Timeline for Venezuelan Presidential Elections

United States Mission to the United Nations Office of Press and Public Diplomacy January 25, 2018 Press Release: Ambassador Haley on the Timeline for Venezuelan Presidential Elections In 2017, the Maduro regime held fraudulent gubernatorial and mayoral elections and unconstitutionally revoked the legitimate governing power of the freely elected National Assembly. Now, the illegitimate Constituent ...
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Venezuela’s Snap Presidential Elections

U.S. Department of State Office of the Spokesperson Statement by Heather Nauert, Spokesperson January 24, 2018 Venezuela’s Snap Presidential Elections The United States strongly rejects the call by Venezuela’s illegitimate Constituent Assembly for snap presidential elections before April 30. This vote would be neither free nor fair. It would only deepen, not help resolve, national tensions. ...
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Amb. Haley remarks to the United Nations Security Council after calling an emergency meeting on Iran

Ambassador Nikki Haley U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations U.S. Mission to the United Nations January 5, 2018 AS DELIVERED Thank you, Mr. President, and Happy New Year to all of the members of the Security Council and the General Assembly. In the past week, what has happened on the ground throughout the nation ...
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Treasury Sanctions Four Venezuelan Government Officials Associated with Corruption and Oppression

U.S. Department of the Treasury Office of Public Affairs January 5, 2018 Treasury Sanctions Four Venezuelan Government Officials Associated with Corruption and Oppression Washington – Today, acting pursuant to Executive Order (E.O.) 13692, the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) designated four current or former Venezuelan government officials associated with ...
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Secretary Tillerson’s Phone Call with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov

U.S. Department of State Office of the Spokesperson Readout December 27, 2017 Secretary Tillerson’s Phone Call with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov The following is attributable to Spokesperson Heather Nauert: Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov spoke yesterday by phone. The two discussed concerns related to the DPRK’s destabilizing nuclear ...
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Illegitimate Constituent Assembly Undermining Democracy in Venezuela

U.S. Department of State Office of the Spokesperson Statement by Heather Nauert, Spokesperson December 22, 2017 Illegitimate Constituent Assembly Undermining Democracy in Venezuela The United States condemns the illegitimate Constituent Assembly’s continued attacks on Venezuelan democracy. On December 20, it passed a decree to effectively ban certain political opposition parties from participating in the 2018 ...
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Press Statement on the Presidential Elections in Honduras

U.S. Department of State Office of the Spokesperson Statement by Heather Nauert, Spokesperson December 22, 2017 On the Presidential Elections in Honduras We congratulate President Juan Orlando Hernandez on his victory in the November 26 presidential elections, as declared by the Honduran Supreme Electoral Tribunal (TSE). The close election results, irregularities identified by the OAS ...
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President Donald J. Trump announces a National Security Strategy to advance America’s interests.

“Our government’s first duty is to its people, to our citizens — to serve their needs, to ensure their safety, to preserve their rights, and to defend their values.” President Donald J. Trump A NEW NATIONAL SECURITY STRATEGY FOR A NEW ERA: Less than a year after taking office, President Donald J. Trump is unveiling ...
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Humanitarian Aid for the Venezuelan People

U.S. Department of State Office of the Spokesperson Statement by Heather Nauert, Spokesperson December 15, 2017 Venezuela: Humanitarian Aid for the Venezuelan People The United States stands with the Venezuelan people, and supports their efforts to resolve the economic, political, and humanitarian crises facing their country.  We remain deeply concerned that the Venezuelan people are ...
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Remarks by Secretary Tillerson at the UN Security Council Ministerial Meeting on D.P.R.K.

Remarks Rex W. Tillerson Secretary of State United Nations, New York City December 15, 2017 SECRETARY TILLERSON: Good afternoon and thank you for the opportunity to speak today. On behalf of the United States, I thank Japan and Foreign Minister Kono for convening this ministerial session on the growing threat from North Korea. Upon taking office, ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens:  pro-Palestinian demonstration near U.S. Embassy

United States Embassy Montevideo, Uruguay Security Message for U.S. Citizens:  Demonstration near U.S. Embassy December 14, 2017 On Thursday, December 14, 2017 at 7:00 p.m., a pro-Palestinian demonstration is scheduled to occur at the U.S. Embassy.  The event is scheduled to begin at Plaza de los 33 on Avenida 18 de Julio and proceed to ...
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Press Statement on Venezuela’s Undemocratic Electoral Process

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson PRESS STATEMENT BY HEATHER NAUERT POKESPERSON December 11, 2017 Venezuela’s Undemocratic Electoral Process The United States condemns President Maduro’s threat to ban opposition parties from participating in next year’s presidential elections. The Venezuelan people deserve the right to express their views and consent to governance through a ...
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Press Statement on International Human Rights Day

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Press Statement Rex W. Tillerson Secretary of State Washington, DC December 10, 2017 Sixty-nine years ago today, in the aftermath of World War II, the UN General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights to recognize and elevate the inherent dignity and equal and inalienable rights of all individuals, and ...
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Statement by President Trump on Jerusalem

The White House Office of the Press Secretary December 06, 2017 Statement by President Trump on Jerusalem Diplomatic Reception Room 1:07 P.M. EST THE PRESIDENT: Thank you. When I came into office, I promised to look at the world’s challenges with open eyes and very fresh thinking. We cannot solve our problems by making the ...
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Remarks at the Engaging Men and Boys in Preventing Violence Against Women and Children Event

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Learn about the broad goals of the Carter administration’s policy toward Latin America

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President Donald J. Trump Names General H.R. McMaster as Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs President Donald J. Trump on Monday announced the appointment of Lieutenant General Herbert Raymond “H.R.” McMaster to serve as Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs. General McMaster is a graduate of West Point and received a ...
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Tillerson: US-Russia Cooperation Possible if Certain Conditions Met

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says Washington could collaborate with Moscow under certain circumstances. “As we search for new common ground, we expect Russia to honor its commitment to the Minsk agreements and work to de-escalate violence in the Ukraine,” Tillerson said in Bonn, where foreign ministers of the G-20 nations are meeting. Tillerson spoke ...
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Statement by Mark Toner, Acting Spokesperson on 50th Anniversary of the Treaty of Tlatelolco

  Fifty years ago, on February 14, 1967, the Treaty of Tlatelolco opened for signature. This landmark Treaty led to the establishment of a nuclear-weapon-free zone in Latin America and the Caribbean, the first agreement to prohibit nuclear weapons in a populated area. It paved the way for other similar zones that now cover 114 ...
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Learn about Secretary of State Rex Tillerson

Rex Tillerson, a globe-trotting oil executive and engineer, is the new U.S. secretary of state and chief foreign affairs adviser to President Trump. He was confirmed February 1 as the 69th secretary of state, a position first held by Thomas Jefferson and most recently by John Kerry. Five predecessors won the Nobel Peace Prize. Secretary of ...
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President Donald J. Trump Will Continue to Enforce Executive Order Protecting the Rights of the LGBTQ Community in the Workplace

President Donald J. Trump is determined to protect the rights of all Americans, including the LGBTQ community. President Trump continues to be respectful and supportive of LGBTQ rights, just as he was throughout the election. The President is proud to have been the first ever GOP nominee to mention the LGBTQ community in his nomination ...
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Withdrawal of the United States from the Trans-Pacific Partnership Negotiations and Agreement

On January 23, 2017, President Donald Trump took action to permanently withdraw the United States from the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a multinational trade agreement. The President’s memorandum regarding withdrawal of the United States from the Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiations and agreement stated: “It is the policy of my Administration to represent the American people and their financial ...
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Urgent Notice: Executive Order on Protecting the Nation from Terrorist Attacks by Foreign Nationals

Per the Executive Order on Protecting the Nation from Terrorist Attacks by Foreign Nationals signed on January 27, 2017, visa issuance to nationals of the countries of Iraq, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen has been suspended effective immediately until further notification. If you are a citizen of one of these countries, please do ...
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Presidential letters to successors: What do they say?

When President Trump arrived at the White House after being sworn in as the 45th president, he found waiting for him a letter from his predecessor, Barack Obama. In what has become a tradition as part of the peaceful transfer of power , the outgoing president leaves an encouraging note for the incoming chief executive congratulating him on taking office and offering advice. Trump ...
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DHS Statement on Compliance with Court Orders and The President’s Excecutive Orders

WASHINGTON – Upon issuance of the court orders yesterday, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) immediately began taking steps to comply with the orders. Concurrently, the Department of Homeland Security continues to work with our partners in the Departments of Justice and State to implement President Trump’s executive order on protecting the nation from foreign ...
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FACT SHEET: Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry to the United States

WASHINGTON – The executive order signed on January 27, 2017, allows for the proper review and establishment of standards to prevent terrorist or criminal infiltration by foreign nationals. The United States has the world’s most generous immigration system, yet it has been repeatedly exploited by terrorists and other malicious actors who seek to do us ...
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America First Foreign Policy

The Trump Administration is committed to a foreign policy focused on American interests and American national security. Peace through strength will be at the center of that foreign policy. This principle will make possible a stable, more peaceful world with less conflict and more common ground. Defeating ISIS and other radical Islamic terror groups will be our ...
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Daughter of South Asian immigrants becomes U.N. ambassador

Former South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley will serve as the new U.S. ambassador to the United Nations. Vice President Pence administered the oath of office to Haley on January 25. The U.S. Senate voted 96-4 the previous night in favor of her nomination. Haley, the daughter of immigrants from India, was the first female governor of South Carolina ...
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National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month, 2017

 BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA A PROCLAMATION Our Nation wrestled with the issue of slavery in a way that nearly tore us apart — its fundamental notion in direct contradiction with our founding premise that we are all created equal. The courageous individuals who rejected such cruelty helped us overcome one ...
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SUSI 2017 for Scholars and Secondary School Educators

  The United States Embassy in Uruguay is pleased to announce the Study of the United States Institutes (SUSI) 2017 for Scholars and Secondary School Educators. SUSI is designed as an intensive five/six-week post-graduate level academic program with integrated study tours hosted at U.S. universities for multinational professional groups (see eligibility criteria below) that will ...
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On the comments made by Federal U.S. Judge Donald Mosley in relation to Uruguay

United States Embassy in Uruguay Wednesday, November 9, 2016 Montevideo, Uruguay In the United States of America, the three executive branches of government are separate and independent. The members of the Judicial branch can express their thoughts and opinions freely and independently. Foreign policy of the United States is part of the Executive branch, not ...
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Samantha Power’s Remarks at a UN General Assembly Meeting on the Cuba Embargo

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Iowa State Trade Mission Visited Montevideo

Iowa Lt. Governor Kim Reynolds and a trade delegation from the state of Iowa visited Montevideo on October 7, 2016. The delegation met with public and private sector leaders to explore new business and investment opportunities between Iowa and Uruguay. U.S. Ambassador to Uruguay Kelly Keiderling hosted a breakfast at her residence, where Reynolds and ...
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Message for U.S. Citizens: Final Opportunities to Return Voted Ballots

U.S. Embassy Montevideo Message for U.S. Citizens Final Opportunities to Return Voted Ballots Don’t wait, return your voted ballot right away! Remember U.S. embassies and consulates are not polling places; same-day in-person voting is not available outside the United States.  The majority of states require voted ballots to reach local election officials by the close ...
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President Obama to Nominate Jeffrey DeLaurentis to Be First U.S. Ambassador

President Obama said, “Today, I am proud to nominate Ambassador Jeffrey DeLaurentis to be the first U.S. Ambassador to Cuba in more than 50 years. Jeff’s leadership has been vital throughout the normalization of relations between the United States and Cuba, and the appointment of an ambassador is a common sense step forward toward a ...
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Address by President Obama to the 71st Session of the United Nations General Assembly

  PRESIDENT OBAMA: Mr. President; Mr. Secretary General; fellow delegates; ladies and gentlemen: As I address this hall as President for the final time, let me recount the progress that we’ve made these last eight years. From the depths of the greatest financial crisis of our time, we coordinated our response to avoid further catastrophe ...
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Remarks at the UN High-Level Plenary Meeting on Refugees and Migration

John Kerry Secretary of State United Nations Headquarters New York City September 19, 2016 Good afternoon, Mr. Chairman. I apologize for being a little bit late. Even with a motorcade, traffic is hard. I want to applaud the United Nations for convening this very timely session on the largescale movement of refugees and migrants, and ...
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Starting November 1, eye glasses will no longer be allowed in passport photos

Picture Perfect Passport Did you know? Bad photos are the #1 reason passport applications get held up during the application process. In 2015, we received more than 200,000 unacceptable passport photos! Submitting a passport application with a bad photo will delay processing your application and could interfere with planned travel. Save yourself the anxiety of ...
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President Obama to Create the World’s Largest Marine Protected Area

On Friday, President Obama will expand the Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument off the coast of Hawaii, creating the world’s largest marine protected area. Building on the United States’ global leadership in marine conservation, today’s designation will more than quadruple the size of the existing marine monument, permanently protecting pristine coral reefs, deep sea marine habitats, ...
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Remarks by President Barack Obama on the Colombia Peace Agreement

This is a historic day for the people of Colombia.  With the finalizing of a peace agreement between Colombia and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, the longest-running war in the Western Hemisphere is coming to an end.  We have witnessed, once again, that a sustained commitment to diplomacy and reconciliation can overcome even the ...
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Secretary John Kerry on Uruguay’s Independence Day

Secretary John Kerry: “On behalf of President Obama and the people of the United States, I congratulate the people of Uruguay as you celebrate the 191st anniversary of your nation’s independence on August 25. The United States places a high value on its enduring friendship with Uruguay, a friendship based on the many interests and ...
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Release of the 2015 Annual Report on International Freedom (IRF)

DEPUTY SECRETARY BLINKEN: “Morning, everyone. It is my pleasure today to join you to present the State Department’s International Religious Freedom Report for 2015 . I especially want to thank Ambassador Saperstein and his entire team for their hard work to produce this report, and their focus on international religious freedom every single day of the year.  Their commitment underscores a fact ...
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Samantha Power: A Call on Governments: Integrating LGBTI Rights into Foreign Policy

Ambassador Samantha Power: “Let me begin by thanking the government and civil society leaders chairing this conference: from Uruguay, Foreign Minister Nin Nova and Ovejas Negras; and from the Netherlands, Foreign Minister Koenders and COC-Netherlands. I had planned to be in Montevideo with you, but unfortunately, the escalating violence in South Sudan has kept me ...
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2016 GES Entrepreneurship Summit

“Greg, thank you very much. Thank you for – I don’t know where you’ve gone off to. But thank you for your extraordinary personal leadership. Greg has been the head of a bank – the Silicon Valley Bank, that is the only bank dedicated to technology, to innovation, and to entrepreneurs. And it has racked ...
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United States and Uruguay Hold Meeting of the Trade and Investment Council Under the Trade and Investment Framework Agreement

Montevideo, Uruguay – Today, the United States and Uruguay held the seventh meeting of the bilateral Trade and Investment Council under the 2007 Trade and Investment Framework Agreement. Assistant U.S. Trade Representative John Melle travelled to Montevideo to lead the U.S. delegation, and Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs José Luis Cancela Gomez led the Uruguayan ...
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Chargé d’Affaires Bradley Freden visits Tacuarembó

On May 6, 2016 U.S. Chargé d’Affaires in Uruguay Bradley Freden visited the city of Tacuarembó in north Uruguay, where he was met by Intendente Eber da Rosa. Following their official meeting, Freden and da Rosa held a press conference with local media and exchanged gifts. Weyerhaeuser’s Director for Latin America, Álvaro Molinari, and other ...
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President Obama in Vietnam: The Next Chapter in a Renewed Partnership

Today, the President became the third U.S. president to visit Vietnam since the normalization of relations between our countries began just over 20 years ago. For many Americans, “Vietnam” is a word associated with war, and the extraordinarily complex history between our countries. But since normalization began, the U.S. and Vietnam have steadily built bonds ...
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Presidential Proclamation – LGBT Pride Month, 2016

Since our founding, America has advanced on an unending path toward becoming a more perfect Union.  This journey, led by forward-thinking individuals who have set their sights on reaching for a brighter tomorrow, has never been easy or smooth.  The fight for dignity and equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people is reflected ...
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Release of the Human Rights Report

The 2015 edition of the Country Reports on Human Rights Practices points to a global governance crisis. In every part of the world, we see an accelerating trend by both state and non-state actors to close the space for civil society, to stifle media and Internet freedom, to marginalize opposition voices, and in the most ...
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International Writing Program at the University of Iowa

The IWP is a leading forum for bringing together foreign literary figures including television/film writers, multi-media platform writers, and influential thought leaders for a 12-week Fall Residency program. The program will emphasize freedom of expression and the important role that writers play in civil society. The 12-week Fall Residency at the University of Iowa will ...
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President Vázquez Met With U.S. Congressional Delegation

President Vazquez met with a U.S. congressional delegation and Charge d’Affaires Bradley Freden to discuss a variety of issues and deepen the cooperation and partnership between the United States and Uruguay. The congressional delegation included Chairman Jeff Duncan, Albio Sires, David Schweikert, Ted Yoho, Scott DesJarlais and Raul Labrador.  
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Senior Advisor Kenney Visited Uruguay

Ambassador Kristie Kenney, Senior Advisor to the U.S. Secretary of State, visited Uruguay on February 2 and met with senior government officials, civil society, and the private sector. In Uruguay, Ambassador Kenney met with Uruguayan Foreign Minister, Rodolfo Nin Novoa to discussed opportunities for increased collaboration on a range of bilateral and global issues. She ...
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Senior Advisor Kenney Travel to Uruguay and Argentina

Ambassador Kristie Kenney, Senior Advisor to the U.S. Secretary of State, will travel to Uruguay and Argentina on February 2-4 to meet with senior government officials, civil society, and the private sector. On February 2, Ambassador Kenney will travel to Montevideo to meet with Uruguayan government officials. They will discuss opportunities for increased collaboration on ...
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Remarks at The Washington Post Grand Opening Event

Secretary Kerry: “Thank you, and good morning everybody. And weeks ago – and I did receive the invitation to come here weeks before we knew whether or not Jason would be able to be released, and the others – I really looked forward to being here for this celebration, special celebration of the opening of ...
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Finalists for the 2015 Secretary of State’s Award for Corporate Excellence

The U.S. Department of State Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs is pleased to announce ten finalists for the 2015 Secretary of State’s Award for Corporate Excellence (ACE). The Secretary of State has awarded the ACE each year since 1999, in order to recognize American companies that are leaders in responsible business conduct worldwide. Each ...
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The White House Announced the Presidential Nomination of Kelly Keiderling as Ambassador to the Oriental Republic of Uruguay

Kelly Keiderling has represented the United States as a Foreign Service Officer since 1988. Her current assignment is Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of the State Department’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA). ECA manages exchange programs to further U.S. foreign policies, including the promotion of mutual understanding between the United States and the nations ...
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Call for Nominations – Summer 2016 SUSI Program for Scholars and Secondary Educators

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Summer 2016 SUSI Program for Scholars and Secondary Educators – FAQS

What degree of English proficiency should a nominee have? All participants must be fully proficient in English; throughout the Institute they will need to fully understand lectures, actively participate in discussions, and read and write assignments in English. Can a nominee who is a dual citizen (U.S. and country of origin) participate in Study of ...
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Students from Uruguay in the U.S. increased by 8,8%

The 2015 Open Doors Report on International Educational Exchange, finds the number of international students at U.S. colleges and universities had the highest rate of growth in 35 years, increasing by ten percent to a record high of 974,926 students in the 2014/15 academic year. This strong growth confirms that the United States remains the ...
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Bradley Freden Hosted a Lunch for Uruguayan Mayors

On October 22, U.S. Embassy Chargé d’Affaires Bradley Freden invited the Mayors of Uruguay to an informal lunch at the Official Residence of the U.S. Mission in Uruguay. During the event Freden, the 16 Mayors that attended, and Embassy staff had a chance to exchange ideas, discuss with Mr. Freden possible ways of collaboration, and ...
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Basketball Skills Camp with NBA Legend Alex English

U.S. Chargé d’Affaires in Uruguay Bradley Freden joined former NBA star Alex English during a Basketball clinic with kids from the Casavalle area, in Montevideo, Uruguay. With the help of U.S. Embassy Uruguay, Alex English arrived in the capital city Montevideo for the third time to meet and work with local children of different ages on how ...
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International Religious Freedom Report for 2014

Secretary Kerry: “Well, today we present the department’s International Religious Freedom Report for 2014. And I particularly want to thank David Saperstein and his entire team for producing a report that reflects a vast amount of objective research and that will provide a uniquely valuable resource for anybody who cares about religious freedom in all ...
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Summary of the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement

On October 5, 2015, Ministers of the 12 Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) countries – Australia, Brunei Darussalam, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, United States, and Vietnam – announced conclusion of their negotiations. The result is a high-standard, ambitious, comprehensive, and balanced agreement that will promote economic growth; support the creation and retention ...
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Obama: Through Democracy, Countries Can Realize Their Full Potential

Today’s leaders must be strong enough to recognize the world’s common interests and common humanity, and that principles such as human rights and human dignity “are universal,” President Obama told the United Nations General Assembly September 28. In the 21st century, a country’s strength is no longer defined by its control of territory. Instead, it ...
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U.S.-China Talks Focus on Climate Change, Economic Cooperation

President Obama hosted Chinese President Xi Jinping during his visit to Washington September 24–25, during which the leaders discussed strengthening bilateral cooperation between the two countries. “Our work together — to increase our trade, boost the global economy, fight climate change and prevent Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon — shows that when the United ...
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U.S. Immigrant Visa Information Available in Spanish

The decision to translate online immigrant visa information into Spanish supports CA’s efforts to improve customer service and operations. In 2014, the Department of State issued 467,370 immigrant visas at U.S. embassies and consulates abroad. We issued more than 147,000 of those visas to applicants in countries where Spanish is either the official or national ...
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Program: Study of the United States Institutes for Student Leaders 2016 (SUSI) on U.S. History and Government

Study of the United States Institutes for Student Leaders Program was designed for participants from Argentina, Brasil, Chile and Uruguay interested in the topic U.S. History and Government. The institute will host a group of up to 20 students and will be conducted in English. It will take place over the course of five weeks, ...
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Delays in Overseas U.S. Passport and Visa Systems

Consular Affairs Continues to Address Technical Problems with Visa Systems The Bureau of Consular Affairs continues to address technical problems with our visa systems. Currently, we are unable to print most immigrant and nonimmigrant visas approved on or after June 9. We will make every effort to process and return these approved visas as soon ...
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The Embassy of the United States Celebrated World Environment Day at the Martin Luther King School

In celebration of World Environment Day, the U.S. Chargé d’Affaires Bradley Freden participated in a tree planting ceremony that took place June 5, 2015 at Martin Luther King Public School. The School Principal, Carmen Lopez and of a group of teachers and students also participated in this activity.  “The topic of World Environment Day this ...
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Secretary Kerry on World Environment Day

Every person on Earth has a role to play in protecting the environment we share—on World Environment Day, June 5, and every day. Every one of us has a responsibility to ensure that future generations are able to enjoy the same safe and healthy planet that we inherited. This is a pivotal moment when it ...
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Robot Diplomacy Program at Liceo Impulso

Early in 2015, the Public Affairs Section of U.S. Embassy Montevideo teamed up with Montevideo’s Engineering Services Center (ESC) to launch an innovative Robot Diplomacy Program on how to build and program robots with the objective of promoting science and technology, social inclusion, and to encourage more women to be involved in STEM (Science, Technology, ...
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Broadway Review – Cultural Diplomacy with Company-E

The Embassy of the United States in Montevideo facilitated the arrival of the American theater company, Company E to carry out a cultural diplomacy program in Montevideo. It consisted of a seven-day workshop with young artists from Uruguay that led to a production which was presented at the Sala Nelly Goitiño of the Sodre Theater ...
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The Ocean is Rising. What Can You Do?

A lot of people think climate change is something happening somewhere else to somebody else. But for people in many U.S. coastal communities, climate change is causing a rise in sea level right now, right in front of them. “We know that sea levels are rising and that coastal communities are becoming more vulnerable to ...
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Fact Sheet: The United States’ Investment in Emerging Global Entrepreneurs

Today, as global entrepreneurs gathered for an event at the White House, President Obama announced several steps to increase support for emerging entrepreneurs here in the United States and around the world. First, the President made investing in women and youth entrepreneurs the top priority for his Administration’s global entrepreneurship programs. Second, ahead of his travel to ...
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Embassy Earth Day Clean-Up Event

On Thursday, April 23, the Embassy’s Chargé d’Affaires Bradley Freden led Embassy volunteers in picking up trash in the neighborhood around the Embassy in honor of Earth Day. Equipped with latex gloves, trash bags and ropes, all the volunteers were divided into three groups to cover a wider area. The three teams went outside and started ...
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100,000 Strong in the Americas Initiative Fuels Student Exchanges

ShareAmerica / Stephen Kaufman The Obama administration’s 100,000 Strong in the Americas initiative has brought more than 72,000 students from Latin America and the Caribbean to study in the United States every year. Nearly 47,000 U.S. students also are studying in countries around the region, Secretary of State John Kerry told the 45th Annual Washington Conference of ...
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The Seventh Summit of the Americas: The President’s Trip and a Historic Meeting

By Jenna Brayton / White House This past week, President Obama participated in the seventh Summit of the Americas, in Panama City, Panama. The Summit of the Americas is a tradition that brings together the leaders of North and South America to discuss issues that impact the Americas. President Obama’s participation in the Summit highlights ...
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Deputy Secretary Blinken on the Election of the New Secretary General of the Organization of American States

Blinken: “Thank you very much, Mr. Chairman. Let me also thank you and President Perez Molina for the generous hospitality in Guatemala shown to Vice President Biden during his recent trip there. He spoke very highly of his visit and the energy and determination that he senses in the Northern Triangle of Central America. I ...
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U.S. Embassies and Consulates are Currently Experiencing Technical Difficulties

U.S. embassies and consulates are currently experiencing technical difficulties due to systems maintenance that may result in delays in U.S. passport and visa processing and receiving and sending email. U.S. citizens may also experience delays in response to their email inquiries. U.S. citizens requiring emergency assistance should contact +598-2-1770-2222. Additionally, applicants who have interviews for ...
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International Women’s Day

By John Kerry * Every day, we read about women and girls around the world who are victims of heinous violence. From Iraqi women abducted and enslaved by ISIL to Nigerian schoolgirls kidnapped and forced into marriage, these tragedies seem to belong to medieval times. Too often, women bear the burden of war. All of ...
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Re-Enactment of Rosa Parks Montgomery Bus Boycott

U.S. Embassy Montevideo’s Public Affairs personnel boarded several buses on one of the main streets of Montevideo and performed re-enactments of the Rosa Parks Montgomery Bus Boycott. A member of the Public Affairs team played Rosa Parks and another embassy staff member played the role of the white racist man. A Public Affairs intern gave ...
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Proclamation on National African American History Month, 2015

National African American History Month, 2015. By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation. Barack Obama: “For generations, the story of American progress has been shaped by the inextinguishable beliefs that change is always possible and a brighter future lies ahead. With tremendous strength and abiding resolve, our ancestors — some of ...
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U.S. Embassy in Montevideo Opens New Consular Services Entrance for Visa Applicants and U.S. Citizens

The U.S. Embassy in Montevideo is pleased to announce the inauguration of a new Consular Services entrance effective February 3, 2015. The new entrance is located at the southeast corner of the Embassy, at the intersection of Lauro Muller and Yaro streets. This new point of entry was designed to provide comfort, convenience and efficiency ...
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State’s Jacobson on Extended Session with Cuba

“Today, January 22, 2015, U.S. and Cuban officials met in Havana to discuss issues of mutual interest to the United States and Cuba. The Cuban delegation was led by the Foreign Ministry’s Director General for U.S. Affairs, Josefina Vidal Ferreiro. I led the delegation for the United States. This extended bilateral session has included constructive ...
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Assistant Secretary Jacobson’s Travel to Cuba

Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs Roberta S. Jacobson will travel to Havana, Cuba on January 21-24 to take advantage of previously planned Migration Talks to launch a discussion with the Cuban Government on re-establishing diplomatic relations. Re-establishing diplomatic relations with Cuba is a key step for the implementation of changes in the ...
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President Obama’s State of the Union Address

The President:  Mr. Speaker, Mr. Vice President, Members of Congress, my fellow Americans: We are 15 years into this new century. Fifteen years that dawned with terror touching our shores; that unfolded with a new generation fighting two long and costly wars; that saw a vicious recession spread across our nation and the world.  It ...
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Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Americans on each third Monday of January honor the life and achievements of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., (1929–1968), the 1964 Nobel Peace laureate and the individual most associated with the triumphs of the African-American civil rights movement during the 1950s and 1960s. As a political organizer, supremely skilled orator and advocate of nonviolent ...
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Statement by the Press Secretary on the Publication of Regulatory Changes Regarding Cuba

Last month, President Obama announced historic changes to our Cuba policy, beginning the process of normalization between our countries, and announcing his commitment to ease restrictions on American citizens and businesses. Today, the U.S. Departments of the Treasury and Commerce took a significant step forward in delivering on the President’s new direction by publishing regulatory ...
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