International Day of Peace Overshadowed by Russian Invasion in Ukraine

Today, September 21, International Day of Peace, we reaffirm our conviction that responsible diplomacy is the only way to resolve this crisis and we call on the entire world not to divert attention from what is happening in Ukraine.

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Uruguay Navy participates in Exercise PANAMAX with U.S., 18 other nations

Two Uruguay Navy officers were funded by the U.S. Navy to travel to Mayport, Florida, U.S.A. to participate in the Exercise PANAMAX 2022. The event concluded in August at U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command/U.S. 4th Fleet (USNAVSO/4th Fleet). This is the second consecutive year in which Uruguay has participated. Last year, Uruguay sent experts from …

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President Biden Announces Host City for Ninth Summit of the Americas

The vital national interests of the United States are inextricably bound to the fortunes of our closest neighbors in the Americas. To that end, the ability of our democracies to close the gap between what we promise and what we deliver depends in no small part on what we do, together, to make it better. …

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U.S. Coast Guard Ship Donation Deal Finalized as First Step in Uruguayan Navy’s Fleet Modernization

On December 15, 2021, Admiral Jorge Wilson, Commander of the Uruguayan Navy, signed a Letter of Acceptance (LOA) finalizing the government-to-government agreement between the United States and Uruguay, allowing Uruguay to accept three Protector Class vessels as part of a grant from the United States Coast Guard as part of the Uruguayan Navy’s Fleet Modernization …

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In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, SOUTHCOM Humanitarian Assistance in Uruguay and the region shows friendship and focuses on vulnerable populations

The U.S. Office of Defense Cooperation has executed almost 10 million dollars from the U.S. Southern Command (SOUTHCOM) in construction projects in Uruguay over the last 20 years. About 1.7 million dollars have been given just to strengthen Uruguay’s response capabilities in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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United States “very encouraged” about their partnership with Uruguay

On the occasion of the inauguration ceremony for Luis Lacalle Pou last March 1st, President Donald Trump sent a Presidential Delegation to Montevideo, Uruguay. The delegation was led by Andrew Wheeler, Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency and U.S. cabinet member, who was joined by U.S. Ambassador to Uruguay Kenneth George and Acting Assistant Secretary …

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Statement from President Donald J. Trump Regarding the Resignation of Bolivian President Evo Morales

The White House Office of the Press Secretary November 11, 2019 Statement from President Donald J. Trump Regarding the Resignation of Bolivian President Evo Morales The resignation yesterday of Bolivian President Evo Morales is a significant moment for democracy in the Western Hemisphere. After nearly 14 years and his recent attempt to override the Bolivian …

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Rio Treaty and the next steps to address the worsening crisis in Venezuela

Deputy Secretary of State John J. Sullivan Leads U.S. Delegation to Ministerial-level Meeting of Rio Treaty Deputy Secretary of State John J. Sullivan led the U.S. delegation to a ministerial-level meeting of the Rio Treaty on September 23 in New York, NY, convened by the state parties.  This meeting discussed regional next steps to address …

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Remarks by President Trump at Signing of Safe Third Country Agreement with Guatemala

The White House Office of the Press Secretary July 26, 2019 Oval Office 3:48 P.M. EDT THE PRESIDENT:  Well, thank you very much for being here.  We appreciate it. I’m thrilled to be with a very important man in Guatemala, the Minister Enrique Degenhart.  And we are doing a very important signing.  It’s a historic …

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Historic Accomplishments During Diplomatic Engagements in the Western Hemisphere

Secretary Michael R. Pompeo co-chaired the second Western Hemisphere Counterterrorism Ministerial from July 18-19 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The multilateral forum included 18 governments from the region and the Organization of American States’ Inter-American Committee against Terrorism, all committed to bolstering counterterrorism cooperation to deny terrorists and terrorist financiers safe haven in the region. While …

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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.

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Remarks by Secretary Tillerson at the Conference for Prosperity and Security in Central America

REMARKS Secretary of State Rex Tillerson At the Conference for Prosperity and Security in Central America Opening Plenary Session Florida International University Miami, Florida June 15, 2017  SECRETARY TILLERSON:  Well, thank you, Jorge, for that most kind introduction, and also in particular, I want to thank Florida International University for providing their campus and the …

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