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Secretary Pompeo Visit to Cucuta, Colombia

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson Fact Sheet: Secretary Pompeo Visit to Cucuta, Colombia April 15, 2019 “….We are desperately trying to get humanitarian assistance to the people of Venezuela. We are committed to helping Venezuela, the region, deny Maduro the opportunity to engage in this thuggish behavior that has been so harmful ...
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Final Argentina Declassification Project Release

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson April 12, 2019 Today, the U.S. government will release the fourth collection of declassified documents pertaining to human rights abuses in Argentina between 1975 and 1983, culminating a historic effort by U.S. government agencies to release all such records from this period. The Argentina Declassification Project, the ...
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Message to U.S. Citizens: Measles Health Alert

U.S. Embassy Montevideo, Uruguay Message to U.S. Citizens: Measles Health Alert April 12, 2019 Locations: Montevideo, Uruguay Buenos Aires, Argentina Iguazu, Misiones Province, Argentina Event:  The National Ministry of Health in Argentina has confirmed a case of measles in a Russian tourist visiting the Cities of Buenos Aires, Iguazu (Misiones Province, Argentina), and Montevideo.  They ...
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United States Provides Additional Humanitarian Aid to Venezuelans Who Have Fled Their Country

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson April 10, 2019 United States Provides Additional Humanitarian Aid to Venezuelans Who Have Fled Their Country Today, Vice President Pence announced that the United States is providing nearly $61 million in additional humanitarian assistance to support the regional response for the 3.4 million Venezuelans who have fled ...
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Country Reports on Human Rights Practices for 2018: Uruguay

Executive Summary The Oriental Republic of Uruguay is a constitutional republic with a democratically elected president and a bicameral legislature. In 2014 in a free and fair runoff election, Tabare Vazquez won a five-year presidential term, and his Frente Amplio (Broad Front) coalition won a majority in parliament. Legislative elections were also held in 2014. ...
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