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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Presidential Proclamation — National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month, 2017

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 ...
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FACT SHEET: Actions in Response to Russian Malicious Cyber Activity and Harassment

Today, President Obama authorized a number of actions in response to the Russian government’s aggressive harassment of U.S. officials and cyber operations aimed at the U.S. election in 2016.  Russia’s cyber activities were intended to influence the election, erode faith in U.S. democratic institutions, sow doubt about the integrity of our electoral process, and undermine ...
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Argentine Government Memorial honoring Patricia Derian

Ambassador Noah Mamet participated on December 12 in a ceremony organized by the Government of Argentina to honor Patricia Derian at the National Archive of Memory. Argentina´s Undersecretary for Human Rights and Cultural Pluralism Claudio Avruj led the ceremony. Journalist Robert Cox, former editor of the Buenos Aires herald, was also in attendance. During the ...
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Statement by the Press Secretary

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 9, 2016 Statement by the Press Secretary From the White House residence, the President phoned Donald Trump to congratulate him on his victory early this morning. The President also called Secretary Clinton and expressed admiration for the strong campaign she waged throughout the ...
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Leaders’ Summit on Refugees

On September 20, President Obama joined UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon as well as leaders from Canada, Ethiopia, Germany, Jordan, Mexico, and Sweden in hosting the Leaders’ Summit on Refugees. The Summit built on a meeting earlier in the day to mobilize private sector resources to address this same crisis. Fifty-two countries and international organizations, ...
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Argentina Declassification Project: Fact Sheet

Fact Sheet Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC August 8, 2016 President Obama announced during his March 2016 visit to Argentina that the United States would embark on a comprehensive effort to identify additional records related to human rights abuses committed under Argentina’s dictatorship. … Full Text
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Argentina Declassification Project

August 8, 2016 During his landmark visit to Argentina in March, President Barack Obama announced that the U.S. government would declassify records relating to human rights abuses under Argentina’s 1976-1983 dictatorship. At a ceremony commemorating the victims of these human rights abuses, held on the 40th anniversary of the 1976 coup d’état, the President committed ...
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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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Statement by the President on the Attack in Nice, France

The White House Office of the Press Secretary For Immediate Release July 14, 2016 On behalf of the American people, I condemn in the strongest terms what appears to be a horrific terrorist attack in Nice, France, which killed and wounded dozens of innocent civilians. Our thoughts and prayers are with the families and other ...
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President Obama on the Tragic Shooting in Orlando

President Obama delivered a statement on the tragic shooting that took place overnight in Orlando, Florida. Today, as Americans, we grieve the brutal murder — a horrific massacre — of dozens of innocent people. We pray for their families, who are grasping for answers with broken hearts. We stand with the people of Orlando, who ...
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Presidential Proclamation — LGBT Pride Month, 2016

The White House Office of the Press Secretary For Immediate Release May 31, 2016 LESBIAN, GAY, BISEXUAL, AND TRANSGENDER PRIDE MONTH, 2016 – – – – – – – BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA A PROCLAMATION Since our founding, America has advanced on an unending path toward becoming a more perfect ...
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Aviation Security Agreement Signed During Visit of President Obama

In the spirit of enhancing the security of international civil aviation, on March 23, 2016 the United States and Argentina signed an aviation security agreement that sets forth the legal framework for the reciprocal deployment of In-Flight Security Officers (IFSO) on board certain passenger flights.  This agreement will, subject to applicable domestic and international law ...
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Obama’s trip: a historic visit that brought two countries closer

By Ambassador Noah B. Mamet Clarin, April 3, 2016 President Obama’s visit to Argentina last week marked a new beginning in a relationship that will be vitally important for both our countries.  In the two days of official activities last week, Presidents Obama and Macri highlighted the common values and interests that our two countries ...
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New Commitments in Argentina to 100,000 Strong in the Americas Initiative

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release MEDIA NOTE March 24, 2016 New Commitments in Argentina to President Obama’s 100,000 Strong in the Americas Initiative  As part of his visit to Argentina, the President announced a new commitment to the 100,000 Strong in the Americas Innovation Fund that will create new ...
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FACT SHEET: United States – Argentina Relationship

The White House Office of the Press Secretary For Immediate Release March 23, 2016 FACT SHEET: United States – Argentina Relationship   President Obama, accompanied by First Lady Michelle Obama, is in Argentina to meet with newly elected President Mauricio Macri and First Lady Juliana Awada.  Together, the leaders explored opportunities to strengthen the relationship ...
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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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Statement by the Press Secretary on the President’s Travel to Cuba and Argentina

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 18, 2016 Statement by the Press Secretary on the President’s Travel to Cuba and Argentina President Obama and the First Lady will travel to Cuba on March 21st and 22nd and Argentina on March 23rd and 24th.  In Cuba, the President will work to build ...
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