On the Anniversary of the 9/11 Terror Attacks

U.S. Department of State Office of the Spokerson Statement by Secretary Pompeo September 10, 2018 Tomorrow we honor the nearly 3,000 people who were killed in the terrorist attacks 17 years ago on September 11. Tomorrow also marks six years since the tragic loss in Libya of Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens, Glen Doherty, Sean Smith, ...
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Patriot Day, 2018 – By the President of The United States of America – A Proclamation

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary September 10, 2018 On Patriot Day, we honor the memories of the nearly 3,000 precious lives we lost on September 11, 2001, and of every hero who has given their life since that day to protect our safety and our freedom.  We come together, today, to recall this ...
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Remarks by Vice President Pence to Migrant Community at the Santa Catarina Shelter

Santa Catarina Church Manaus, Brazil THE VICE PRESIDENT: Thank you, Father Alex. It is a great privilege for my wife Karen and I to be here with you, with Archbishop Don Sergio here at Santa Catarina, which is demonstrating the love of God by being the hands and feet of Christ to people from Venezuela. ...
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Western Hemisphere: Remarks at the General Assembly of the Organization of American States (OAS)

Remarks Mike Pompeo Secretary of State OAS Headquarters Washington, DC June 4, 2018 SECRETARY POMPEO: Thank you. Thank you, Secretary General Almagro and your team, for organizing this 48th General Assembly of the OAS. We are incredibly grateful for your leadership. It is a pleasure to be here at the OAS for the first time ...
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Remarks by Vice Presidente Pence, during a Protocolary Meeting at the Organization of American States

Organization of American States Washington, D.C. May 7, 2018 THE VICE PRESIDENT:  Ambassador Gonzalez, Secretary General Almagro, Ambassador Trujillo, permanent representatives, distinguished members of Congress, ambassadors, all of our honored guests, it is my great honor to be here in the House of the Americas to address this session of the Organization of American States.  ...
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Acting Secretary of State John J. Sullivan On the Release of the 2017 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices

April 20, 2018 Press Briefing Room Washington, D.C. MS NAUERT: Good afternoon, everyone. Thank you so much for coming, especially on a Friday. Today the State Department released the 2017 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices. Promoting freedom – promoting and defending human rights and fundamental freedoms are central to who we are as a ...
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Remarks by Vice president Pence at First Plenary Session of the Summit of the Americas

Lima, Peru April 15, 2018 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 ...
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Opening of U.S. Embassy Jerusalem

February 23, 2018 Office of the Spokesperson In May, the United States plans to open a new U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem. The opening will coincide with Israel’s 70th anniversary. The Embassy will initially be located in the Arnona neighborhood, in a modern building that now houses consular operations of U.S. Consulate General Jerusalem. Those consular ...
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Speech of Ambassador Luis E. Arreaga – Amcham, Challenges and Opportunities

February 15, 2018 Excelentísimo Presidente de la República de Guatemala, Jimmy Morales; excelentísimo Presidente del Congreso de Guatemala, Álvaro Arzú; honorables representantes del Gobierno de Guatemala; Presidente de AmCham, Licenciado Juan Pablo Carrasco; excelentísima Ministra de Relaciones Exteriores, Sandra Jovel; excelentísimo Ministro de Economía, Acisclo Valladares; señores de los medios de comunicación; distinguidos invitados: Muy ...
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Defending Democracy in Venezuela

Statement by Heather Nauert, Spokesperson February 14, 2018 We support the decision of Peru, as the host of the upcoming Summit of the Americas, to withdraw its invitation to President Maduro of Venezuela. Peru’s decision was made with the support of the Lima Group, which upheld the high democratic standard for Summit participation. The United ...
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Presidential Elections Announced in Venezuela

February 8, 2018 Statement by Heather Nauert, Spokesperson The United States denounces the decision by Venezuela’s National Electoral Council to unilaterally advance presidential elections without guarantees to ensure free, fair, and internationally-validated elections. These elections do not have the agreement of all political parties and limit the ability of individuals to run in the election. By ...
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On U.S. Engagement in the Western Hemisphere

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson February 1, 2018 University of Texas at Austin Thank you.  Thank you.  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 Robert Strauss ...
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President Donald J. Trump announces a National Security Strategy to Advance America’s Interests

“Our government’s first duty is to its people, to our citizens — to serve their needs, to ensure their safety, to preserve their rights, and to defend their values.” – President Donald J. Trump A NEW NATIONAL SECURITY STRATEGY FOR A NEW ERA: Less than a year after taking office, President Donald J. Trump is ...
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Speech of Ambassador Luis E. Arreaga – Third National Open Government Plan

December 06, 2017 Palacio Nacional de la Cultura Señor Presidente de la República de Guatemala, Licenciado Jimmy Morales Señor Vice-Presidente de la República de Guatemala, Doctor Jafeth Cabrera Señor Presidente del Congreso de la República de Guatemala, Oscar Chinchilla Señor Presidente del Organismo Judicial, Magistrado José Antonio Pineda Barales Señora Fiscal General de la República, ...
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Speech of Ambassador Luis E. Arreaga – Film Forum “Justice For My Sister”

November 30, 2017 Mexican Embassy in Guatemala Excelentísimos Embajadores de Mexico y Canadá; Oficiales de Gobierno; Panelistas y expertos en temas de violencia de género; Miembros de los medios de comunicación; Distinguidos invitados; Muy Buenas tardes. A nivel mundial, una de cada tres mujeres ha sufrido violencia física o sexual. Me imagino que para las mujeres ...
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Speech of Ambassador Luis E. Arreaga – 50th Anniversary of Amcham Guatemala

November 29, 2017. Buenas tardes a todos y muchas felicidades por su 50avo aniversario. Dado que este es mi primer evento oficial con la Cámara, lo primero que quiero hacer es agradecer a los miembros, y especialmente a junta directiva  por su compromiso y dedicación. Nos enorgullece que ésta es una de las cámaras bilaterales ...
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Speech of Ambassador Luis E. Arreaga – Social Marketing focused on Gender Equity

November 28, 2017 Buenas noches y bienvenidos. Es para mí un placer estar con ustedes esta noche. Quiero agradecer en particular la presencia de nuestros invitados de honor, Jess Weiner  Gerente General de Talk to Jess;  Diane Reichenberger – Vice Presidenta de Estrategia Global de Mattel;  Kendra Smith – artista y atleta reconocida y a ...
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Speech of Ambassador Luis E. Arreaga – Swearing in of 36 new volunteers

November 28, 2017. Sr. Craig Badger, Director de País; Sra. Carolyn Beal, Directora de Capacitación; Sres. Socios de Trabajo; Aspirantes y Voluntarios de Cuerpo de Paz; Personal de Cuerpo de Paz Buenos días. Primero que todo quiero felicitar al nuevo grupo que se convertirá en Voluntarios, en este día de su juramentación. Me enorgullece ser parte de la tradición ...
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Speech by Ambassador Luis E. Arreaga – Exposición Sabor USA, Xela

Quetzaltenango, 18 de noviembre de 2017 Señor Alcalde, Licenciado Luis Grijalva; Señoras y Señores Expositores; Señoras y Señores Miembros de la Prensa; Público que nos acompaña. Muy Buenos días a todos. Les agradecemos enormemente que nos acompañen en este importante evento; espero que hayan tenido la oportunidad de probar algunos de los alimentos en la ...
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Speech by Ambassador Luis E. Arreaga – Pre-event reception Sabor USA, Xela

Quetzaltenango 17 de noviembre 2017 Buenas noches a todos. Muchísimas gracias por acompañarnos esta noche. Esta es la primera vez que visito Xela en muchísimos  años y estoy muy contento y emocionado de estar aquí porque mi mamá nació no muy lejos de aquí en Olintepeque. También me complace participar en el lanzamiento de “Sabor ...
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Speech of Ambassador Luis E. Arreaga – Prosperity Reception

November 21, 2017 Chief of Mission Residence Buenas noches, sean todos bienvenidos. Considero un gran honor representar al Gobierno de los Estados Unidos en Guatemala, un país que es muy especial para mí. Desde mi llegada, me han preguntado muchas veces sobre las prioridades de los Estados Unidos para Guatemala. Puedo asegurarles que nuestros objetivos ...
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Speech of Ambassador Luis E. Arreaga – Opening ceremony National Teachers Conference NTC

November 2nd. 2017 IGA administration and faculty; Ministry of Education officials; Presenters; teachers; students. Friends all Good morning!  It is a great pleasure to be with you today at the 36th annual National Teachers Conference. This year’s theme, “Different Cultures, One Classroom” serves as a great reminder of the world we live in and the ...
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Remarks by President Trump to the 72nd Session of the United Nations General Assembly

United Nations New York, New York 10:04 A.M. EDT PRESIDENT TRUMP:  Mr. Secretary General, Mr. President, world leaders, and distinguished delegates:  Welcome to New York.  It is a profound honor to stand here in my home city, as a representative of the American people, to address the people of the world. As millions of our ...
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President Donald J. Trump Proclaims National Hispanic Heritage Month

During National Hispanic Heritage Month, we celebrate the accomplishments of Hispanic Americans who have helped shape our great Nation.  We are grateful for the many contributions Hispanic American men and women make to our society and the vibrancy they weave into our American culture. From America’s earliest days, Hispanic Americans have played a prominent and ...
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Remarks by the Vice President on Latin America

Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church Miami, Florida THE VICE PRESIDENT:  Governor Scott, Senator Rubio, Congressman Diaz-Balart, thank you for those stirring words.  These are three great leaders and three great champions of freedom.  (Applause.) To Miami-Dade County Mayor Gimenez, Mayor Bermudez, distinguished guests, it is my great honor to join you here today in ...
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