Under Secretary Uzra Zeya Advances Safe, Orderly and Humane Migration and Democratic Values in Guatemala

REF# 2021 – 41 December 1, 2021 Under Secretary of State for Civilian Security, Democracy, and Human Rights Uzra Zeya Advances Safe, Orderly and Humane Migration and Democratic Values in Guatemala On December 1, 2021 Under Secretary of State for Civilian Security, Democracy, and Human Rights Uzra Zeya completed her November 28-December 1 trip to …

Read More»

Updates on U.S. Travel Policy Requiring Vaccination

PRESS STATEMENT NED PRICE, DEPARTMENT SPOKESPERSON October 25, 2021 Today, the White House and CDC announced details of the new vaccination policy that will go into effect for international travelers on November 8.  As of that date, foreign national air travelers to the United States will be required to be fully vaccinated and to provide proof of vaccination status prior to …

Read More»

U.S. Government Aid of 1.5 Million Vaccines Arrives in La Aurora

REF# 2021 - 18 July 2, 2021 Today, Ambassador William Popp joined President Giammattei, Minister of Foreign Affairs Pedro Brolo, and Minister of Health Amelia Flores at La Aurora International Airport in Guatemala City to receive a donation of 1.5 million COVID-19 vaccines.  The donation by the United States Government of 1.5 million doses of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine …

Read More»

DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas at Handover Ceremony Migrant Reception Center

July 7, 2021 Good afternoon. This reception center for returned migrants is a shining example of the power of partnership and what two countries can do to respect the dignity of individuals. And in this particular case, the wellbeing of Guatemalans who are returning here to Guatemala and how best we can assist them in reintegrating into their communities here to best achieve …

Read More»

Remarks by Vice President Harris and President Giammattei of Guatemala in joint Press Conference

Palacio Nacional de la Cultura Guatemala City, Guatemala For Immediate Release                             June 7, 2021 11:45 A.M. CST PRESIDENT GIAMMATTEI:  (As interpreted.)  Thank you very much.  You may take your seats, please. Truth be said, for the government and people of Guatemala, …

Read More»

Remarks by Vice President Harris at a Community Leaders Event

OFFICE OF THE VICE PRESIDENT For Immediate Release June 7, 2021 Universidad del Valle de Guatemala Guatemala City, Guatemala THE VICE PRESIDENT:  Thank you, Mr.  Ambassador.  Good afternoon to all of you.  It is so good to be with you in person.  The last conversation that we had virtually through Zoom was very helpful to …

Read More»

Remarks by Vice President Harris And President Giammattei Of The Republic Of Guatemala Before Bilateral Meeting

The White House June 7, 2021 Palacio Nacional de la Cultura Guatemala City, Guatemala PRESIDENT GIAMMATTEI: I’m trying to express in English to give you the best reception here in Guatemala. Thank you very much for your visit. For us, it’s very important to have you here because it means that Guatemala and the United …

Read More»

FACT SHEET: U.S. – Guatemala Cooperation

JUNE 07, 2021 Following a bilateral meeting with Guatemalan President Giammattei, and in light of the U.S. desire to partner with Guatemala to address the economic, governance, and security conditions influencing, out-migration, Vice President Harris announces the following: Anticorruption Task Force The Department of Justice, with support from the Department of State, will create an …

Read More»

Secretary Blinken’s Call with Guatemalan Foreign Minister Brolo

READOUT OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON JUNE 4, 2021 The below is attributable to Spokesperson Ned Price: Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken spoke with Guatemalan Foreign Minister Pedro Brolo today.  Secretary Blinken noted that the United States values our partnership with Guatemala and we are closely following the recent challenges to anti-corruption efforts in Guatemala. …

Read More»

Readout of Vice President Kamala Harris Call with President Alejandro Giammattei of Guatemala

White House Briefing Room Readout of Vice President Kamala Harris Call with President Alejandro Giammattei of Guatemala   March 30, 2021 – Statements and Releases Vice President Kamala Harris spoke today with President Alejandro Giammattei of Guatemala and reaffirmed the administration’s commitment to working together and expanding partnerships to benefit the people of the region.  …

Read More»

Readout of President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. Call with President Alejandro Giammattei Falla of Guatemala

MARCH 04, 2021 •  STATEMENTS AND RELEASES President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. spoke today with President Alejandro Giammattei Falla of Guatemala. The President expressed his condolences for the thirteen Guatemalan migrants who were killed in Northern Mexico. The two leaders also reviewed joint efforts to address the impact of hurricanes Eta and Iota, and reaffirmed their commitment to addressing the …

Read More»

Ambassador William W. Popp presented his credential letters

Press Release October 19, 2020 Today, Ambassador William W. Popp presented his diplomatic credentials to President Alejandro Giammattei at the National Palace of Culture, finalizing his official accreditation as the chief representative of the United States in Guatemala. In his first message to the Guatemalan people , Ambassador Popp highlighted the commitment of the United States with Guatemala to continue promoting mutual goals: “Guatemala is a key partner for the United States. …

Read More»

U.S. Government Supports Plan Trifinio

Press Release September 29, 2020 On September 29, U.S. Ambassador Luis E. Arreaga joined Guatemalan Vice President Guillermo Castillo Reyes, Director of La Ruta Victor Asturias, Sandy Recinos of Secretaría Contra la Violencia Sexual, Explotación y Trata de Personas (SVET), and other Guatemalan government officials in Esquipulas to announce the U.S. government’s support for the …

Read More»

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. …

Read More»

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 …

Read More»

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 …

Read More»

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 …

Read More»

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 …

Read More»

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 …

Read More»

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 …

Read More»

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 …

Read More»

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, …

Read More»

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 …

Read More»

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 …

Read More»

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 …

Read More»

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 …

Read More»

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.  …

Read More»

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 …

Read More»

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. …

Read More»

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 …

Read More»
Show More ∨