The United States Assumption of the Summit of the Americas Chair

U.S. Department of State Media Note Office of the Spokesperson July 10, 2020 On July 10, Acting Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs Ambassador Michael Kozak accepted the chair of the Ninth Summit of the Americas on behalf of the United States. The United States will host the Summit in 2021. Acting Assistant …

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Acting Assistant Secretary Kozak Travel to Mexico and Guatemala

U.S. Department of State Office of the Spokesperson February 3, 2020 Media Note   Acting Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs Ambassador Michael Kozak will travel to Mexico and Guatemala from February 4 through 8 to promote regional prosperity, security, and democratic governance. On February 4, Acting Assistant Secretary Kozak will travel to …

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A specter is haunting the Western Hemisphere – The specter of democracy

By Michael Kozak Acting Assistant Secretary for Western Hemisphere Affairs, U.S. Department of State Sometimes-violent protests have recently filled the streets of cities across the Americas.  Some critics once again seek to cast the United States as a convenient foil, using an outdated Cold War-era ideological framework.  The United States may not always agree on policy or …

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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 Washington, DC February 25, 2019 Today, Vice President Pence announced that the United States is providing nearly $56 million in additional humanitarian assistance to support the regional response for the nearly 3.4 million Venezuelans who have fled Venezuela due to the political and economic crisis caused by …

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Secretary Nielsen Statement on New Migrant ‘Caravan’

U.S. Department of Homeland Security Office of Public Affairs For Immediate Release February 5, 2019 Secretary Nielsen Statement on New Migrant ‘Caravan’ WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen M. Nielsen released the following statement on the new migrant ‘caravan’ that arrived at the Southern Border of the United States: “Approximately 2,000 …

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Deputy Assistant Secretary Creamer met with Attorney General Aldana

Deputy Assistant Secretary John Creamer, senior official of the State Department for Cuba, Mexico, Central America, and Western Hemisphere Regional Economic Policy and Summit issues, met with the Attorney General and Chief of the Public Ministry Thelma Aldana. During this meeting, the Deputy Assistant Secretary emphasized the importance of the fight against corruption and highlighted …

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