The United States Provides Ventilators to Guatemala to Respond to COVID-19

Press Release September 25, 2020 Guatemala City – The United States government, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), has donated 50 new, state-of-the-art ventilators to Guatemala to assist its fight against COVID-19. The donation delivers on President Trump’s generous offer of these critically needed supplies, and supports Guatemala’s urgent response to the pandemic. …

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The United States and Guatemala Sign Agreement to Improve H-2 Visa Program Operation

Press Release September 17, 2020 The U.S. Government, through efforts of U.S. Department of Labor and U.S. Embassy in Guatemala City, today signed an updated bilateral cooperative agreement with Guatemala to facilitate increased transparency, accountability, and worker safety in the H-2 nonimmigrant visa programs for temporary workers from Guatemala. According to Ambassador Luis Arreaga, “Today …

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Guatemala Independence Day

PRESS STATEMENT MICHAEL R. POMPEO, SECRETARY OF STATE September 15, 2020 On behalf of the Government of the United States and the American people, I offer my congratulations to the people of Guatemala as your country celebrates 199 years of independence. The United States looks forward to a continued, strong partnership with Guatemala to address our shared …

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The United States Commits to Supporting Guatemalan Government’s ‘La Ruta’ Initiative

September 1, 2020 On September 1, 2020, U.S. Ambassador to Guatemala, Luis E. Arreaga, joined Guatemalan President Alejandro Giammattei, Director of La Ruta Victor Asturias, and representatives of the Guatemalan and United States governments, at the National Palace in Guatemala City, to formally announce the U.S. government’s support of the Guatemala-led La Ruta:  Reunion entre …

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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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Students in San Marcos Get New Schools due to U.S.-Guatemalan Disaster Response Exercise

REF# 2019-26 November 07, 2019 This week the United States Marine Corps’ Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force -Southern Command (SPMAGTF-SC), a rapid response force assigned to U.S. Southern Command, completed a five-month joint emergency response exercise.  Over 20 U.S. Marines and Sailors collaborated with the Guatemalan military and civilian authorities to practice how to …

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Remarks by President Trump During Visit to the Border Wall | San Diego, CA

Otay Mesa Border Wall Site San Diego, California September 18, 2019 3:11 P.M. PDT THE PRESIDENT:  Yeah, why don’t you start, Kevin?  And this has been a very exciting project, as you know.  It’s — for many years, people have wanted the proper wall and we have a wall that — the likes of which, …

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Guatemala’s Independence Day

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson STATEMENT BY SECRETARY POMPEO Guatemala’s Independence Day September 14, 2019 On behalf of the Government of the United States of America, I offer my congratulations to the Guatemalan people as you celebrate your nation’s 198th anniversary of independence. The enduring friendship between the United States and Guatemala …

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Acting Secretary McAleenan Traveling to Guatemala City

Release Date:  July 31, 2019 WASHINGTON – Today, Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Kevin K. McAleenan arrived in Guatemala City, Guatemala to meet with officials regarding the implementation of a number of initiatives to help stem the flow of irregular migration through Guatemala. During his trip, the Acting Secretary will meet with officials from the …

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A Bold New Approach to Reduce Irregular Migration

By Luis E. Arreaga, U.S. Ambassador to Guatemala The United States and Guatemala have long enjoyed a close relationship centered on our shared pursuit of mutual interests.  For decades, we have supported Guatemala’s return to democracy and helped to strengthen rule of law.  We have collaborated to increase prosperity by working with governments past and …

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U.S. Department of Labor and Guatemala Sign Joint Memorandum of Agreement to Improve H-2A Visa Program

News Release U.S. Department of Labor | July 30, 2019 WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Department of Labor today signed a bi-lateral cooperative agreement with Guatemala to facilitate increased transparency, accountability, and worker safety in the H-2A nonimmigrant visa program for temporary agricultural workers from Guatemala. Through this agreement, the Guatemalan government will provide additional …

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Remarks by President Trump at Signing of Safe Third Country Agreement with Guatemala

The White House Office of the Press Secretary For Immediate Release July 26, 2019 Oval Office 3:48 P.M. EDT THE PRESIDENT:  Well, thank you very much for being here.  We appreciate it. I’m thrilled to be with a very important man in Guatemala, the Minister Enrique Degenhart.  And we are doing a very important signing.  …

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United States Breaks Ground on New, Environmentally-Sustainable Embassy in Guatemala

REF# 2018-19 April 4, 2018 On April 4, 2018, U.S. Ambassador Luis Arreaga, President Jimmy Morales, and representatives from the U.S. State Department’s Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations broke ground on the construction site for the new U.S. Embassy in Guatemala.   Located in Zone 16 and expected to be completed in 2022, the new building …

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Binational security agencies participate in U.S. Embassy event

Ambassador Todd Robinson participated in a meeting organized by the U.S. Embassy Guatemala to recognize the joint work of the United States federal investigative and security agencies with the Guatemalan security and justice institutions. The meeting highlighted the commitment of the United States to support the efforts of the Government of Guatemala to strengthen citizen security. …

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Guatemalan representatives visit the LAPD to learn about gang-prevention

Guatemala’s Minister of the Interior, Francisco Rivas, and the Guatemalan Police Director, Nery Ramos, led a Guatemalan delegation that traveled the United States for the purpose of conducting a visit to the Los Angeles Police Department and learn about the strategies they use to address the issue of gangs. The delegation also had the opportunity …

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