Joint Statement by the Government of Guatemala and the Government of the U.S.

Press Release February 8, 2020 High-level representatives from the Governments of the United States and the Republic of Guatemala met this week in Guatemala City to discuss shared regional challenges, including migration and joint efforts to enhance economic development.  The meetings were chaired by Guatemalan Foreign Minister, Ambassador Pedro Brolo Vila, and included representation by …

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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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Secretary of Commerce Leads U.S. Delegation to Guatemala

REF# 2020-01                                                                                                                                               January 14, 2019 United States Welcomes Giammattei Administration with Commitment to Work Together to Catalyze Up to One Billion Dollars to Invest in Economic Development From January 13th to the 14th, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross led a Presidential delegation to attend Guatemalan President Alejandro Giammattei’s inauguration and congratulate the …

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Remarks by President Trump and President Morales Before Bilateral Meeting

December 17, 2019 Remarks by President Trump and President Morales of the Republic of Guatemala Before Bilateral Meeting Oval Office PRESIDENT TRUMP:  Well, thank you very much.  It’s a great honor to have President Jimmy Morales and Mrs. Morales — MRS. MORALES:  Thank you. PRESIDENT TRUMP:  — of Guatemala with us.  We’ve had a tremendous …

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President Morales Visits President Trump

Office of the Press Secretary December 16, 2019 Statement from the Press Secretary Regarding the Visit of His Excellency Jimmy Morales, President of the Republic of Guatemala President Donald J. Trump and First Lady Melania Trump will welcome President Jimmy Morales and Mrs. Hilda Patricia Marroquín Argueta de Morales of the Republic of Guatemala to the …

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International Anticorruption Day

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson   STATEMENT BY SECRETARY MICHAEL R. POMPEO December 9, 2019 Today, on International Anticorruption Day, we reaffirm our commitment to prevent and combat corruption globally.  Corruption obstructs economic growth and development, facilitates transnational crime, and fuels terrorism, robbing citizens around the world of their basic rights.  Corruption …

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Creation of the Venezuela Affairs Unit

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson PRESS STATEMENT MICHAEL R. POMPEO, SECRETARY OF STATE   August 28, 2019 Creation of the Venezuela Affairs Unit The Department of State announces the opening of the Venezuela Affairs Unit (VAU), under the leadership of Charge d’Affaires James Story. The VAU is the interim diplomatic office of …

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Secretary Pompeo’s Call with Guatemalan President-elect Alejandro Giammattei

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release READOUT August 15, 2019 Secretary Pompeo’s Call with Guatemalan President-elect Alejandro Giammattei   The below is attributable to Spokesperson Morgan Ortagus:‎ Secretary Michael R. Pompeo spoke today with Guatemalan President-elect Alejandro Giammattei to congratulate him on his victory in the August 11 election. The …

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President Donald J. Trump Supports The Venezuelan People’s Efforts To Restore Democracy In Their Country

Office of the Press Secretary FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 29, 2019 President Donald J. Trump Supports The Venezuelan People’s Efforts To Restore Democracy In Their Country “The people of Venezuela have courageously spoken out against Maduro and his regime and demanded freedom and the rule of law.” – President Donald J. Trump RECOGNIZING THE LEGITIMATE …

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Statement from Vice President Mike Pence on Venezuela’s Elections

June 21, 2018 Venezuela’s election was a sham ­– neither free nor fair. The illegitimate result of this fake process is a further blow to the proud democratic tradition of Venezuela. Every day, thousands of Venezuelans flee brutal oppression and grinding poverty – literally voting with their feet. The United States will not sit idly …

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Secretary Pompeo’s Participation in a Meeting of the Lima Group

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson READOUT May 14, 2018 The following is attributable to Spokesperson Heather Nauert: Secretary Pompeo participated via videoconference today in the Lima Group foreign and finance ministers meeting, which was hosted by Mexico and included representatives from Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, Jamaica, …

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On the Opening of U.S. Embassy Jerusalem

U.S. Department of State Office of the Spokesperson Statement by Secretary Pompeo May 14, 2018 Today I am proud to celebrate the opening of the United States Embassy to Israel in Jerusalem. This significant event fulfills a promise made by President Trump. As he proclaimed on December 6, 2017, “Seventy years ago, the United States, under …

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Access Alumni commemorate Women’s History Month through reading

As part of our activities in commemoration of Women’s History Month, we encourage you to read the book “Half The Sky” with young ex-students from the English Access Program in Quetzaltenango, Cobán, and Esquipulas. Beyond strengthening their reading skills in English, the young people analyzed the work that exposes actual and current stories of mistreatment …

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Film-forum to promote the importance of Gender Equality

As part of the commemoration of Women’s History Month, the Office of Public Affairs of the United States Embassy in Guatemala held a series of film-forums for the movie “Suffragettes” in Huehuetenango, Santa Cruz del Quiché, Chichicastenango , Sololá, Quetzaltenango, Guatemala City, Cobán, Chiquimula, and Esquipulas. More than 500 young people, women and men of …

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