2009 Press Releases Pertaining to Western Hemisphere Affairs

12/31/09 U.S. Department of State Honors Nestor Tedesco of Argentina As State Alumni Member of the Month for January 2010; Office of the Spokesman; Washington, DC
12/24/09 Return of Sean Goldman;  Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton; Washington, DC
12/23/09 On-the-Record Briefing;  Assistant Secretary Philip J. Crowley, Bureau of Public Affairs; Washington, DC
12/16/09 Economic Partnership Dialogue Advances U.S.-Brazil Cooperation; Office of the Spokesman; Washington, DC
12/16/09 U.S. Citizen To Be Returned From Brazil;  Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton; Washington, DC
12/16/09 U.S. Government Employee Travel to Cuba (Taken Question); Office of the Spokesman; Washington, DC
12/16/09 U.S.-Brazil Biofuels Partnership Steering Group Meeting; Office of the Spokesman; Washington, DC
12/10/09 Assistant Secretary Arturo Valenzuela Travels to the Southern Cone; Office of the Spokesman; Washington, DC
12/07/09 Elections in Bolivia;  Department Spokesman Ian Kelly; Washington, DC
12/04/09 Secretary Clinton To Deliver Remarks at the First Diplomacy Briefing Series Meeting; Office of the Spokesman; Washington, DC
12/04/09 United States and Mexico Sign Border Spectrum Accord; Bureau of Public Affairs, Office of the Spokesman; Washington, DC
12/01/09 U.S. Statement at the Cartagena Summit on a Mine-Free World; Bureau of Public Affairs, Office of the Spokesman; Washington, DC
11/30/09 Uruguayan Election;  Department Spokesman Ian Kelly; Washington, DC
11/29/09 Honduran Election;  Department Spokesman Ian Kelly; Washington, DC
11/27/09 Barbados Independence Day;  Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton; Washington, DC
11/27/09 The Restoration of Democratic and Constitutional Order in Honduras;  Department Spokesman Ian Kelly; Washington, DC
11/24/09 Second Review Conference of the Ottawa Convention Banning Anti-Personnel Landmines; Office of the Spokesman; Washington, DC
11/20/09 U.S.-Brazil Celebrate Fifteen Years of Science and Technology Cooperation; Office of the Spokesman; Washington, DC
11/19/09 Progress under United States-Canada Air Quality Agreement to Reduce Emissions of Pollutants in Border Region; Office of the Spokesman; Washington, DC
11/19/09 Republic of Suriname's Independence Day;  Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton; Washington, DC
11/18/09 Brazilian Black Consciousness Day; Office of the Spokesman; Washington, DC
11/18/09 U.S.-Brazil Joint Commission Meeting on Science and Technology Cooperation; Office of the Spokesman; Washington, DC
11/17/09 The United States Responds to Natural Disaster in El Salvador; Office of the Spokesman; Washington, DC
11/10/09 New Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs; Office of the Spokesman; Washington, DC
11/10/09 United States - Ecuador Bilateral Dialogue; Office of the Spokesman; Washington, DC
11/09/09 Assault on Cuban Bloggers;  Department Spokesman Ian Kelly; Washington, DC
11/06/09 Honduras;  Department Spokesman Ian Kelly; Washington, DC
11/06/09 Honduras and the Tegucigalpa-San Jose Accord (Taken Question); Washington, DC
11/06/09 Trans-Pacific Symposium on Dismantling Transnational Illicit Networks; Office of the Spokesman; Washington, DC
11/02/09 Antigua and Barbuda Independence Day;  Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton; Marrakech, Morocco
11/02/09 Dominica Independence Day;  Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton; Marrakech, Morocco
10/30/09 Breakthrough in Honduras;  Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton; Islamabad, Pakistan
10/30/09 Recent Developments in Honduras;  Assistant Secretary Thomas A. Shannon, Jr., Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs; Via Teleconference; Washington, DC
10/30/09 Signing of the U.S.-Colombia Defense Cooperation Agreement; Washington, DC
10/30/09 U.S.--Colombia Defense Cooperation Agreement; Office of the Spokesman; Washington, DC
10/27/09 St. Vincent and the Grenadines Independence Day;  Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton; Washington, DC
10/26/09 United States--Bolivia Bilateral Dialogue; Washington, DC
10/22/09 Nicaraguan Supreme Court Ruling on Re-election; Office of the Spokesman; Washington, DC
10/20/09 First Meeting of U.S.-Canada Consultative Group for Emergency Management Cooperation; Office of the Spokesman; Washington, DC
10/08/09 Pathways to Prosperity Women Entrepreneurs Conference; Washington, DC
10/01/09 Contract Awarded for the Construction of the New Consular Compound in Monterrey, Mexico; Office of the Spokesman; Washington, DC
09/30/09 Third Americas Competitiveness Forum; Washington, DC
09/29/09 U.S. Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation Awards Support for Major Projects at Sites in Peru, Nepal, and Macedonia; Office of the Spokesman; Washington, DC
09/28/09 Statement on Honduras;  Department Spokesman Ian Kelly; Washington, DC
09/25/09 Secretary Clinton and Foreign Minister Cannon Express Concern over Continued Detention of U.S. and Canadian Nationals in Iran; Office of the Spokesman; Washington, DC
09/22/09 Remarks at the Launch of Inter-American Social Protection Network (IASPN);  Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton; Westin Hotel; New York City
09/22/09 Situation in Honduras;  Department Spokesman Ian Kelly; Washington, DC
09/21/09 Remarks With Costa Rican President Oscar Arias Sanchez and Costa Rican Foreign Minister Bruno Stagno Ugarte at Camera Spray After Their Meeting;  Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton; Waldorf-Astoria Hotel; New York, NY
09/20/09 Belize Independence Day;  Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton; Washington, DC
09/18/09 Cuba: U.S.-Cuba Postal Talks (Taken Question);  Assistant Secretary Philip J. Crowley, Bureau of Public Affairs; Washington, DC
09/18/09 Federation of Saint Kitts and Nevis Independence Day;  Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton; Washington, DC
09/17/09 Chilean Independence Day ;  Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton; Washington, DC
09/15/09 Mexican Independence Day;  Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton; Washington, DC
09/15/09 North American Proposal to Phase Down Use of HFCs (Hydrofluorocarbons) Under the Montreal Protocol; Office of the Spokesman; Washington, DC
09/15/09 Presidential Determination for Major Drug-Transit and Major Illicit Drug-Producing Countries;  Department Spokesman Ian Kelly; Washington, DC
09/14/09 Costa Rica Independence Day;  Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton; Washington, DC
09/14/09 El Salvador Independence Day;  Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton; Washington, DC
09/14/09 Guatemala Independence Day;  Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton; Washington, DC
09/14/09 Honduras Independence Day;  Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton; Washington, DC
09/14/09 Nicaraguan Independence Day;  Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton; Washington, DC
09/11/09 Determination and Certification of Colombian Government and Armed Forces with Respect to Human Rights Related Conditions;  Department Spokesman Ian Kelly; Washington, DC
09/09/09 Satellite Phone Press Conference with U.S. and Canadian Scientists at Sea in the Arctic Ocean to Discuss Extended Continental Shelf Mapping Mission; Office of the Spokesman; Washington, DC
09/06/09 Brazilian Independence Day;  Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton; Washington, DC
09/03/09 Senior Administration Officials on Honduras; Via Teleconference
09/03/09 Termination of Assistance and Other Measures Affecting the De Facto Regime in Honduras;  Department Spokesman Ian Kelly; Washington, DC
08/30/09 Trinidad and Tobago Independence Day;  Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton; Washington, DC
08/25/09 Senior State Department Officials on Honduras;  Senior Department Official; Via Conference Call; Washington, DC
08/25/09 Temporary Suspension of Non-Immigrant Visa Services in Honduras;  Department Spokesman Ian Kelly; Washington, DC
08/25/09 Uruguayan Independence Day;  Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton; Washington, DC
08/20/09 New Grant Addresses Water Safety in Latin America and Caribbean; Office of the Spokesman; Washington, DC
08/20/09 Permit for Alberta Clipper Pipeline Issued; Office of the Spokesman; Washington, DC
08/18/09 Secretary Clinton's Meeting with Colombian Foreign Minister Jaime Bermúdez;  Department Spokesman Ian Kelly; Washington, DC
08/10/09 Ecuador Independence Day;  Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton; Washington, DC
08/06/09 Bolivian Independence Day;  Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton; Washington, DC
08/06/09 Jamaican Independence Day;  Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton; Washington, DC
08/05/09 Fiftieth Anniversary of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights; Office of the Spokesman; Washington, DC
07/28/09 Peruvian Independence Day;  Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton; Washington, DC
07/28/09 Revocation of Diplomatic Visas ;  Department Spokesman Ian Kelly, Bureau of Public Affairs, Office of the Spokesman; Washington, DC
07/28/09 U.S.-Canada Joint Expedition to Survey the Extended Continental Shelf in the Arctic; Bureau of Public Affairs, Office of the Spokesman; Washington, DC
07/27/09 U.S. Department of State and the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts to Present Hip-Hop Artists; Bureau of Public Affairs, Office of the Spokesman; Washington, DC
07/22/09 U.S. and Canada to Conduct 2nd Joint Survey of the Extended Continental Shelf in the Arctic; Bureau of Public Affairs, Office of the Spokesman; Washington, DC
07/22/09 Venezuela: Opposition Group Meetings in Washington (Taken Question);  Deputy Department Spokesman Robert Wood, Bureau of Public Affairs, Office of the Spokesman; Washington, DC
07/20/09 Reward Offers for Top Gulf Cartel and Los Zetas Leaders; Bureau of Public Affairs, Office of the Spokesman; Washington, DC
07/19/09 Negotiations in Costa Rica;  Deputy Department Spokesman Robert Wood, Bureau of Public Affairs, Office of the Spokesman; Washington, DC
07/15/09 Secretary Clinton to Host Trilateral Meeting; Bureau of Public Affairs, Office of the Spokesman; Washington, DC
07/14/09 Cuba Migration Talks;  Department Spokesman Ian Kelly; Washington, DC
07/14/09 Cuba Migration Talks; Office of the Spokesman; Washington, DC
07/13/09 50th Anniversary of the St. Lawrence Seaway; Office of the Spokesman; Washington, DC
07/10/09 Bahamas Independence Day;  Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton; Washington, DC
07/10/09 Conversation between Assistant Secretary Shannon and President Chávez (Taken Question); Washington, DC
07/10/09 Office of the Historian, Bureau of Public Affairs Release of Foreign Relations, 1969-1976, Volume E-10, Documents on the American Republics, 1969-1972; Office of the Spokesman; Washington, DC
07/09/09 Argentine Independence Day;  Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton; Washington, DC
07/07/09 U.S. Assistance to Honduras (Taken Question); Office of the Spokesman; Washington, DC
07/01/09 Background Briefing on the Situation in Honduras; Teleconference Background Briefing by Two Senior Department Officials; Washington, DC
07/01/09 Remarks to the Press;  Department Spokesman Ian Kelly; Washington, DC
07/01/09 Taken Question: U.S. Assistance to Honduras; Office of the Spokesman; Washington, DC
06/28/09 Background Briefing on the Situation in Honduras; Teleconference Background Briefing by Two Senior Officials ; Washington, DC
06/25/09 The United States and Venezuela Agree to Resume Full Diplomatic Representation;  Department Spokesman Ian Kelly, Bureau of Public Affairs, Office of the Spokesman; Washington, DC
06/23/09 Secretary Clinton and Chilean Foreign Minister Mariano Fernandez ;  Department Spokesman Ian Kelly, Bureau of Public Affairs, Office of the Spokesman; Washington, DC
06/18/09 Letter of Agreement Signed with Costa Rica; Bureau of Public Affairs, Office of the Spokesman; Washington, DC
06/12/09 Freedom of Expression in the Western Hemisphere;  Department Spokesman Ian Kelly, Bureau of Public Affairs, Office of the Spokesman; Washington, DC
06/11/09 Secretary Clinton Travel to Canada;  Department Spokesman Ian Kelly, Bureau of Public Affairs, Office of the Spokesman; Washington, DC
06/05/09 Arrest of Walter Kendall Myers;  Assistant Secretary Philip J. Crowley, Bureau of Public Affairs; Washington, DC
06/04/09 Election of Professor Dinah Shelton to the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights;  Spokesman Ian Kelly, Bureau of Public Affairs, Office of the Spokesman; Washington, DC
05/28/09 Special Background Press Briefing Postponed; Bureau of Public Affairs, Office of the Spokesman; Washington, DC
05/27/09 Cuba: Organization of American States (Taken Question); Bureau of Public Affairs, Office of the Spokesman; Washington, DC
05/27/09 Special Background Press Briefing on Upcoming Secretary of State Travel to Central America; Bureau of Public Affairs, Office of the Spokesman; Washington, DC
05/21/09 Second U.S. Joint Summit Working Group Meeting on Summit Implementation; Bureau of Public Affairs, Office of the Spokesman; Washington, DC
05/21/09 Secretary Clinton Travels to El Salvador and Honduras;  Department Spokesman Ian Kelly, Bureau of Public Affairs, Office of the Spokesman; Washington, DC
05/15/09 U.S.-Caribbean Technical Meeting on Security Cooperation; Office of the Spokesman; Washington, DC
05/11/09 Department of State to Host Council of the Americas' 39th Annual Conference; Bureau of Public Affairs, Office of the Spokesman; Washington, DC
04/28/09 Elections in Ecuador; Acting Department Spokesman Robert Wood, Bureau of Public Affairs, Office of the Spokesman; Washington, DC
04/28/09 U.S.-Brazil Joint Action Plan To Eliminate Racial Discrimination; Bureau of Public Affairs, Office of the Spokesman; Washington, DC
04/24/09 Letter of Agreement with Nicaragua Signed; Bureau of Public Affairs, Office of the Spokesman; Washington, DC
04/23/09 Mexican Corrections Instructors Graduate from New Mexico Training Academy; Bureau of Public Affairs, Office of the Spokesman; Washington, DC
04/22/09 Department of State to Host Meeting of U.S.-Brazil Joint Action Plan to Promote Racial and Ethnic Equality; Bureau of Public Affairs, Office of the Spokesman; Washington, DC
04/18/09 U.S. and Venezuela: Discussion of Ambassador Exchange; Acting Department Spokesman Robert Wood, Bureau of Public Affairs, Office of the Spokesman; Washington, DC
04/16/09  Joint Press Conference with President Barack Obama And President Felipe Calderon Of Mexico
04/16/09  U.S.-Mexico Announce Bilateral Framework on Clean Energy and Climate Change
04/15/09  Fact Sheet: Overview of the Foreign Narcotics Kingpin Designation Act
04/13/09 Secretary Clinton Travel to Haiti, the Dominican Republic, and Trinidad and Tobago; Acting Department Spokesman Robert Wood, Bureau of Public Affairs, Office of the Spokesman; Washington, DC
04/13/09 Secretary Clinton to Address Haiti Donors' Conference ; Bureau of Public Affairs, Office of the Spokesman; Washington, DC
04/13/09 Secretary Clinton to Conduct Digital Town Hall of the Americas; Bureau of Public Affairs, Office of the Spokesman; Washington, DC
04/03/09 U.S. Participation in the Summit of the Americas in Trinidad and Tobago on April 17-19; Bureau of Public Affairs, Office of the Spokesman; Washington, DC
04/01/09 Passing of Former President Raúl Alfonsín; Bureau of Public Affairs, Office of the Spokesman; Washington, DC
03/25/09 Live Webcast of Secretary Clinton's Digital Town Hall Event in Monterrey, Mexico; Bureau of Public Affairs, Office of the Spokesman; Washington, DC
03/24/09 Special Background Press Briefing on Upcoming Secretary of State Travel to Mexico; Bureau of Public Affairs, Office of the Spokesman; Washington, DC
03/13/09 Letter of Agreement Signed with Panama; Bureau of Public Affairs, Office of the Spokesman; Washington, DC
03/13/09 Secretary Clinton Travel to Mexico; Acting Deputy Department Spokesman Gordon Duguid; Washington, DC
03/12/09 Assistant Secretary of State Thomas Shannon to Preview President Obama's Meeting with Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva; Office of the Spokesman; Washington, DC
03/11/09 U.S. and Honduras Extend Agreement to Protect Archaeological Heritage of Honduras; Bureau of Public Affairs, Office of the Spokesman; Washington, DC
03/11/09 Youth from Mexico, Panama & Dominican Republic Come to US for World Baseball Classic; Bureau of Public Affairs, Office of the Spokesman; Washington, DC
02/26/09 Departments of State and Homeland Security Certify Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative Criteria; Bureau of Public Affairs, Office of the Spokesman; Washington, DC
02/19/09 The Government of Ecuador's Expulsion of a Second U.S. Diplomat; Acting Deputy Department Spokesman Gordon Duguid, Bureau of Public Affairs, Office of the Spokesman; Washington, DC