ABLA 2018

ABLA, Association of Bi-National Centers of Latin America, will hold its biennial convention from August 13 to 17 in Buenos Aires, hosted by ICANA, the Argentine-American Cultural Institute , and sponsored by the U.S. Embassy and the Department of State. Bi-National centers are nonprofit organizations whose main objective is to promote mutual understanding between the people in the host country ...
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Statement from President Donald J. Trump on the Maduro Regime in Venezuela

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 21, 2018 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 people. I have signed an Executive Order to prevent ...
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An Unfair, Unfree Vote in Venezuela

Press Statement Mike Pompeo Secretary of State Washington, DC May 21, 2018 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 Maduro regime restores a democratic path in Venezuela through ...
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Deputy Secretary Sullivan’s Meeting With Argentine Foreign Minister Faurie

Readout Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC May 20, 2018 The below is attributable to Spokesperson Heather Nauert: Today, Deputy Secretary of State John J. Sullivan met with Argentine Foreign Minister Jorge Faurie on the margins of the G-20 Foreign Ministers meeting in Buenos Aires. Deputy Secretary Sullivan thanked Foreign Minister Faurie for the Argentine ...
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Venezuela: Excerpts from Remarks by Vice President Pence at the OAS

…………………………….. Yet more than any other nation in our hemisphere, in Venezuela, the tragedy of tyranny is on full display. And the blame can be laid squarely at the feet of one man: Nicolás Maduro. Maduro promised his people he would restore prosperity, but delivered only deeper poverty. He promised them safety and security, but ...
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Collaboration in zika research

Through a Fulbright program, 3 American specialists will collaborate with the Health Ministry and other Argentine government institutions on zika virus research and the dissemination of research findings. Dr. Anna Stewart Ibarra, faculty at the State University of New York Upstate Medical University, is currently collaborating with Dr. Elizabet Estallo, CONICET investigator at the Universidad ...
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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 today, as Vice President of the United States of America, at the 8th Summit of the Americas. And I bring greetings and great respect to each ...
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Statement By H. Nauert – Acting Secretary Sullivan Travel to Lima, Peru to Participate in the Summit of the Americas

Media Note Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC April 10, 2018 Acting Secretary of State John J. Sullivan will travel to Lima, Peru from April 11-14, to accompany Vice President Mike Pence at the Eighth Summit of the Americas. During the Summit, the United States will promote priorities of mutual interest to the region, including ...
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Statement from VP Pence’s Deputy Chief of Staff and Communications Director Jarrod Agen

April 10, 2018 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 ...
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U.S. Engagement in the Western Hemisphere

Remarks Rex W. Tillerson Secretary of State University of Texas at Austin Austin, Texas February 1, 2018 SECRETARY TILLERSON: Thank you, thank you so much. And thank you, Greg, for that very kind, warm introduction, inviting me back home today. And I want to thank those at the Clements Center of National Security and the ...
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Sec. Tillerson To Travel to Austin, Mexico City, Bariloche, Buenos Aires, Lima, Bogotá, and Kingston

Press Statement Heather Nauert Department Spokesperson Washington, DC January 26, 2018 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; Bogotá, Colombia; and Kingston, Jamaica on February 1-7. The Secretary will engage with regional partners to promote a safe, prosperous, ...
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Office of the Historian Release of Chapters on Argentina and the Latin America Region in FRUS, 1977-1980, South America; Latin America Region

Media Note Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC October 25, 2017 The Department of State released today a portion of Foreign Relations of the United States, 1977-1980, Volume XXIV, South America; Latin America Region. The two compilations released today, on Argentina and the Latin America Region, were given priority in the declassification process as part ...
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Statement by the Press Secretary on Venezuela

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 11, 2017 Today, Nicolas Maduro requested a phone call with President Donald J. Trump. Since the start of this Administration, President Trump has asked that Maduro respect Venezuela’s constitution, hold free and fair elections, release political prisoners, cease all human rights violations, and ...
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Remarks at the Plenary Session of the OAS General Assembly

Remarks John J. Sullivan Deputy Secretary of State Cancun, Mexico June 20, 2017 DEPUTY SECRETARY SULLIVAN: Thank you, Mr. President, distinguished heads of delegations, participants in this general assembly, ladies and gentlemen. I want to thank – start by thanking President Pena Nieto, Foreign Minister Videgaray, and the people of Mexico for hosting this year’s ...
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Vice President Mike Pence Visits Central and South America

WASHINGTON, DC – Speaking at the inaugural Conference on Prosperity and Security in Central America today, Vice President Mike Pence announced he will travel to Central and South America in August on behalf of President Trump. On August 13–18, 2017, the Vice President will travel to Cartagena and Bogota, Colombia; Buenos Aires, Argentina; Santiago, Chile; ...
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Treasury Sanctions Eight Members of Venezuela’s Supreme Court of Justice

5/18/2017 Washington – Today, the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) designated eight Venezuelan government officials pursuant to Executive Order 13692.  The designated officials, members of Venezuela’s Supreme Court of Justice (Tribunal Supremo de Justicia or TSJ), are responsible for a number of judicial rulings in the past year that ...
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Venezuelan Supreme Court Decision Greatly Undermines Democratic Institutions

Press Statement Mark C. Toner Acting Spokesperson Washington, DC March 30, 2017 The United States condemns the Venezuelan Supreme Court’s March 29 decision to usurp the powers of the democratically elected National Assembly. This rupture of democratic and constitutional norms greatly damages Venezuela’s democratic institutions and denies the Venezuelan people the right to shape their country’s ...
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Educational Exchanges: Study Tour of U.S. Higher Education

A delegation of ten representatives from Argentine universities, Argentina’s Ministry of Education and Sport and the U.S. Embassy in Argentina will travel to the United States to explore new academic exchanges between both countries.  The group will visit Washington D.C., New Mexico and Texas from February 22 to March 4, 2017. Five public and three ...
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50th Anniversary of the Treaty of Tlatelolco

Press Statement Mark C. Toner Acting Spokesperson Washington, DC February 13, 2017 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 ...
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Statement by the President Obama on Cuban Immigration Policy

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 12, 2017 Statement by the President on Cuban Immigration Policy Today, the United States is taking important steps forward to normalize relations with Cuba and to bring greater consistency to our immigration policy. The Department of Homeland Security is ending the so-called “wet-foot/dry ...
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Remarks by Vice President Joe Biden at the 20th Annual CAF Conference

About Argentina “… We’re also seeing positive momentum in Argentina, where the President — new president, by the way — has paved a reform agenda for a way for Argentina to return to the international financial community. And the reinvigorated partnership between Argentina and the United States has already opened doors to improve security, increase ...
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Colombia Final Peace Accord

DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release August 25, 2016 Statement by SECRETARY KERRY After over fifty years of conflict and four years of difficult negotiations, a final peace accord has been reached by the Colombian government and the FARC.  The United States strongly supports this accord that can achieve a just ...
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Joint Statement on Recent Developments in the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela

Media Note Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC August 11, 2016   We the undersigned, Member States of the Organization of American States (OAS), underscore our commitment to the Charter of the Organization and the Inter-American Democratic Charter, the OAS Permanent Council’s declaration on Venezuela of June 1, 2016 (CP/DEC 63/16), and our support for ...
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United States-Cuba One Year Anniversary of Re-established Diplomatic Relations

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release  FACT SHEET July 20, 2016 United States-Cuba One Year Anniversary of Re-established Diplomatic Relations July 20 marks the completion of the first year of restored diplomatic relations between the United States and Cuba.  What have we accomplished?  This historic breakthrough has allowed us to ...
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Visit of Admiral Kurt W. Tidd

Admiral Kurt W. Tidd, Commander of United States Southern Command, is visiting Argentina June 27-29, 2016.  Admiral Tidd will meet with the Ambassador and Embassy officers, the Minister of Defense (Minister Julio Cesar Martinez), the Argentine Joint Staff, and pay a visit to the Agrupacion de Ingenieros 601 to tour the facilities and meet with ...
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Dr. Jill Biden to Travel to Central and South America

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Vice President FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 19, 2016 JILL BIDEN TO TRAVEL TO CENTRAL AND SOUTH AMERICA Dr. Jill Biden will travel to Nicaragua, Peru, Argentina and Panama from June 19 through June 27, 2016, where she will engage government and civil society partners on issues related to economic ...
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Joint Statement by Secretary Kerry and Foreign Minister Malcorra in Support of the OAS

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release MEDIA NOTE March 23, 2016 Joint Statement by Secretary of State John F. Kerry of the United States and Foreign Minister Susana Malcorra of the Republic of Argentina in Support of the Organization of American States and the Inter-American Human Rights System  The text ...
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Remarks by President Obama to the People of Cuba

The White House Office of the Press Secretary For Immediate Release March 22, 2016 Remarks by President Obama to the People of Cuba Gran Teatro de la Habana Havana, Cuba 10:10 A.M. CST PRESIDENT OBAMA:  Thank you.  (Applause.)  Muchas gracias.  Thank you so much.  Thank you very much. President Castro, the people of Cuba, thank ...
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Remarks by National Security Advisor Susan E. Rice: “Seizing a Transformational Moment in the Western Hemisphere”

Good evening, everyone.  Thank you, Fred, for that generous introduction and Peter for the great work you’re doing here.  Thank you, Adrienne Arsht for making all this possible.  Governor Huntsman, always great to see you.  I want to thank to the organizations who helped put this event together and to everyone joining us tonight.  I ...
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Seating of the Venezuelan National Assembly

Press Statement John Kirby Spokesperson, Bureau of Public Affairs Washington, DC January 5, 2016 The United States congratulates the people of Venezuela on the installation of their new, democratically-elected National Assembly. This is an important and necessary step towards fulfilling the will of Venezuelan voters as reflected in last month’s elections. The National Assembly can serve ...
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