2011 Press Releases Pertaining to Western Hemisphere Affairs

12/24/11 Cuban Prisoner Release Announcement; Acting Spokesperson Mark C. Toner, Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
12/14/11 The Cuban Government Should Respect Human Rights Week Activities; Department Spokesperson Victoria Nuland, Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
12/13/11 United States and St. Christopher and Nevis Sign Open Skies Air Transport Agreement; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
12/12/11 Extension of Bilateral Agreement to Continue Import Restrictions on Archaeological and Ethnological Material; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
12/12/11 Keystone XL Pipeline (Taken Question); Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
12/09/11 Steering Group Meeting of the U.S.-Brazil Joint Action Plan to Eliminate Racial and Ethnic Discrimination and Promote Equality; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
12/07/11 Migrant Human Rights in Mexico and the Merida Initiative (Taken Question); Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
12/06/11 Regional Forum to Discuss Offshore Oil Drilling Safety in the Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
12/05/11 Under Secretary for Democracy and Global Affairs María Otero to Travel to Brazil; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
12/02/11 Eight American Women in STEM Fields Travel to Brazil; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
11/28/11 Under Secretary for Democracy and Global Affairs María Otero to Travel to Costa Rica, Guatemala and Honduras; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
11/25/11 Barbados' Independence Day;  Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton; Washington, DC
11/23/11 Suriname's Independence Day;  Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton; Washington, DC
11/15/11 Assistant Secretary Thomas M. Countryman Travels to Argentina and Brazil; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
11/15/11 U.S. Hosts Central America Security Experts Group Meeting to Outline Donor Coordination in the Region; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
11/10/11 Joint Statement: Second Caribbean-United States Security Cooperation Dialogue; Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs; Nassau, The Bahamas
11/10/11 Trans-Atlantic and Trans-Pacific Symposiums on Dismantling Transnational Illicit Networks Issues Final Report; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
11/09/11 Honduras: Human Rights (Taken Question); Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
11/07/11 Joint Statement by the United States of America and the Plurinational State of Bolivia; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
11/03/11 Deputy Secretary Burns To Deliver Keynote Remarks at the World Affairs Councils of America 2011; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
11/02/11 Assistant Secretary Jose W. Fernandez Traveling to El Salvador; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
10/31/11 Deputy Secretary Thomas Nides' Travel to Canada November 1-2; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
10/25/11 Argentina Election; Department Spokesperson Victoria Nuland, Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
10/14/11 Maryland's Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services Will Assist Mexico's Federal Police in Training Leaders of Mexico's State-Level Model Police Units; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
10/12/11 U.S. Delegation to the Caribbean Renewable Energy Forum; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
10/07/11 Agreement Extended between the Department of State and New York Police Department; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
10/04/11 Public Meeting in Washington, D.C. on the Proposed Keystone XL Project; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
09/30/11 United States Dedicates New Consulate General Compound in Tijuana, Mexico; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
09/29/11 U.S. Department of State Partners With the Government of Uruguay To Present TechCamp Montevideo; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
09/28/11 Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton Travels to the Dominican Republic; Department Spokesperson Victoria Nuland, Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
09/23/11 U.S.-Latin America Business Promotion Tour; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
09/20/11 A Conversation with Univision's Maria Elena Salinas; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
09/16/11 Merida Initiative: Success/Accomplishments (Taken Question); Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
09/15/11 Determination and Certification of the Colombian Government with Respect to Human Rights Related Conditions; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
09/15/11 Presidential Determination for Major Drug Producing and Transit Countries; Department Spokesperson Victoria Nuland, Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
09/13/11 The Department of State Announce New Women's Health Initiative; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
09/02/11 Brazil's National Day;  Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton; Washington, DC
09/02/11 Negotiations Begin on U.S.-Mexico Transboundary Energy; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
09/01/11 Deputy Secretary Bill Burns Travels to Peru and Chile; Washington, DC
08/30/11 Coordination Meeting of the U.S.-Brazil Joint Action Plan to Eliminate Racial and Ethnic Discrimination and Promote Equality; Washington, DC
08/26/11 Keystone XL Final Environmental Impact Statement Released; Public Meetings Set; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
08/24/11 Passing of New Democratic Party Leader Jack Layton; Department Spokesperson Victoria Nuland, Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
08/23/11 Uruguay's National Day;  Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton; Washington, DC
08/22/11 Special Advisor for Children's Issues Ambassador Susan Jacobs Travels to Guatemala to Discuss Intercountry Adoption; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
08/15/11 Travel of Ambassador Melanne S. Verveer to Mexico; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
08/12/11 Deputy Secretary's Travel to Mexico August 15-17; Department Spokesperson Victoria Nuland, Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
08/08/11 Jovenes en Accion Completion Ceremony; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
08/04/11 U.S. Department of State Welcomes the First Group of Youth Ambassadors from Haiti; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
07/22/11 Next Steps on Keystone XL Pipeline Review Process; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
07/13/11 Argentina/Iran/Venezuela: Nuclear Technology; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
07/12/11 Conversations With America: Opportunities & Challenges in the Western Hemisphere; Washington, DC
07/09/11 Media Coverage Opportunities: The United States and Brazil Announce the Open Government Partnership on July 12, 2011; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
07/07/11 Secretary Clinton and Brazilian Foreign Minister to Launch Open Government Partnership on July 12; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
07/06/11 Passing of Former President Itamar Franco of Brazil; Department Spokesperson Victoria Nuland, Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
07/06/11 United States and Mexico Announce Safe, Secure Cross-Border Trucking Program; Department of Transportation; Washington, DC
07/05/11 U.S. College Students Can Apply Now for U.S. Department of State Virtual Student Foreign Service eInternships; Washington, DC
07/05/11 U.S. Department of State Honors Adriana Labardini Inzunza of Mexico as State Alumni Member of the Month; Washington, DC
06/30/11 Canada Day;  Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton; Washington, DC
06/22/11 Joint Press Release on the U.S.-Caribbean Ministerial Meeting; Office of the Spokesman; Montego Bay, Jamaica
06/21/11 Joint Press Statement of Support for the Central American Security Strategy; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC [Also available in Spanish]
06/20/11 Advancing Renewable Energy and Power Sector Integration in Central America; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
06/16/11 Brazil: Super Saturday Visa Program; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
06/16/11 Secretary of State Clinton's Travel to Guatemala and Jamaica; Department Spokesperson Victoria Nuland, Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
06/15/11 U.S. Department of State and the National Basketball Association Announce NBA Rookie Greivis Vasquez, Former NBA Player Darvin Ham, and Former WNBA Player Kayte Christensen Travel to Venezuela; Washington, DC
06/14/11 Under Secretary of State Judith A. McHale to Speak at Event for Kennedy-Lugar Youth Exchange and Study (YES) Students; Washington, DC
06/08/11 U.S. Department of State and the National Basketball Association Announce NBA Star Samuel Dalembert and WNBA All-Star Nykesha Sales' Travel to Haiti; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
06/07/11 U.S. Department of State and the Agency for International Development (USAID) Announce an Open Competition; Office of the Spokesman; Washington, DC
06/06/11 State Department Announces Additional Public Meetings on Keystone XL Pipeline; Washington, DC
06/02/11 U.S.-Brazil Global Partnership Dialogue; Washington, DC
06/01/11 Honduras' Admission to the OAS;  Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton; Washington, DC
05/31/11 Second Round of the High-Level Partnership Dialogue between the United States and Colombia; Office of the Spokesman; Washington, DC
05/27/11 Assistant Secretary for Political-Military Affairs Shapiro Travels to Colombia and Brazil; Office of the Spokesman; Washington, DC
05/24/11 Nebraska Welcomes Inaugural Visit of Costa Rican Corrections Officials; Office of the Spokesman; Washington, DC
05/24/11 U.S. Department of State Empowers Women and Girls Through Soccer and International Exchanges; Office of the Spokesman; Washington, DC
05/23/11 Agreement Facilitating Honduras' Return to the OAS;  Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton; Washington, DC Also available in Spanish
05/16/11 Special Advisor for Children's Issues Ambassador Susan Jacobs Travels to Brazil to Discuss International Parental Child Abduction; Office of the Spokesman; Washington, DC
05/16/11 U.S. Department of State and Carnegie Hall Fuse Technology and Music to Connect Students; Office of the Spokesman; Washington, DC
05/13/11 Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs Deputy Assistant Secretary Alina Romanowski Travels to Argentina and Brazil; Office of the Spokesman; Washington, DC
05/13/11 Secretary Clinton to Deliver Remarks at the U.S.-Mexico Foundation's Mexican American Leadership Initiative Reception; Office of the Spokesman; Washington, DC
05/10/11 United States and Colombia Sign Open Skies Agreement; Office of the Spokesman; Washington, DC
05/09/11 North American Amendment Proposal to Phase Down Use of HFCs under the Montreal Protocol; Office of the Spokesman; Washington, DC
05/05/11 Secretary Clinton To Deliver Remarks at the 41st Conference on the Americas on May 11; Office of the Spokesman; Washington, DC
05/03/11 OAS Announces That the Principal Condition for the Return of Honduras to the OAS Has Been Met; Acting Deputy Spokesman Mark C. Toner, Office of the Spokesman; Washington, DC
05/03/11 San Ysidro Permit Issuance; Office of the Spokesman; Washington, DC
04/29/11 Joint Statement on U.S.-Mexico Merida High-Level Consultative Group; Office of the Spokesman; Washington, DC
04/29/11 United States and Peru Hold Environmental Meetings; Office of the Spokesman; Washington, DC
04/26/11 Merida High-Level Consultative Group on Bilateral Cooperation Against Transnational Organized Crime; Office of the Spokesman; Washington, DC
04/25/11 Meetings on Forest Sector Governance; Office of the Spokesman; Washington, DC
04/22/11 Special Advisor for Children's Issues Ambassador Susan Jacobs to Travel to Guatemala; Office of the Spokesman; Washington, DC
04/20/11 Under Secretary Burns Presents Human Rights Awards; Office of the Spokesman; Washington, DC
04/19/11 Secretary Clinton To Meet With President-Elect Martelly on April 20; Acting Deputy Spokesman Mark C. Toner; Washington, DC
04/15/11 State Department Releases Keystone XL Pipeline Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement; Office of the Spokesman; Washington, DC
03/30/11 U.S. Government Offers Up to $5 Million Reward for Information Regarding Shootings of Two ICE Agents; Office of the Spokesman; Washington, DC
03/28/11 Under Secretary McHale Delivers Remarks Tuesday, March 29, on Public Diplomacy and Social Media in Latin America; Office of the Spokesman; Washington, DC
03/28/11 Under Secretary for Democracy and Global Affairs María Otero to Travel to the Dominican Republic; Washington, DC
03/25/11 Cuba Releases Last Two Political Prisoners from 2003 Black Spring Crackdown; Acting Deputy Department Spokesman Mark C. Toner, Office of Press Relations; Washington, DC
03/17/11 Secretary Clinton to Discuss the Americas at CSIS; Office of the Spokesman; Washington, DC
03/15/11 State Department Announces Next Steps in Keystone XL Pipeline Permit Process; Office of the Spokesman; Washington, DC
03/14/11 United States and Canada Mark 20th Anniversary of Air Quality Agreement; Office of the Spokesman; Washington, DC
03/12/11 Statement on Sentencing of Alan Gross;  Assistant Secretary Philip J. Crowley, Bureau of Public Affairs; Washington, DC
03/04/11 INL Assistant Secretary Brownfield Travels to Mexico; Office of the Spokesman; Washington, DC
03/01/11 Central America Renewable Energy Forum: II; Office of the Spokesman; Washington, DC
02/28/11 Assistant Secretary Eric P. Schwartz Traveling to Ecuador and Colombia; Office of the Spokesman; Washington, DC
02/25/11 Dominican Republic Independence Day;  Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton; Washington, DC
02/25/11 Pathways Access Initiative (PAI) in Peru for U.S. Businesses and Women Entrepreneurs; Office of the Spokesman; Washington, DC
02/16/11 Ambassador Melanne S. Verveer Travel to Brazil; Office of the Spokesman; Washington, DC
02/10/11 Letter of Agreement Signed Between United States and Honduras for CARSI Funds; Office of the Spokesman; Washington, DC
02/08/11 Assistant Secretary Jose W. Fernandez Traveling to Brazil; Office of the Spokesman; Washington, DC
02/08/11 Assistant Secretary Valenzuela to Travel to El Salvador; Office of the Spokesman; Washington, DC
02/04/11 Charging of Alan Gross;  Assistant Secretary Philip J. Crowley, Bureau of Public Affairs; Washington, DC
02/03/11  Ambassador Merten's Briefing on Haiti
02/03/11 Win a $10,000 Prize in the Sustainable Housing Challenge!; Office of the Spokesman; Washington, DC
01/28/11 Dominican Republic-Central America-United States Free Trade Agreement Environmental Affairs Council; Washington, DC
01/28/11 Remarks With Colombian Vice President Angelino Garzon After Their Meeting;  Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton; Treaty Room; Washington, DC
01/28/11 Secretary Clinton Travel to Haiti;  Assistant Secretary Philip J. Crowley, Bureau of Public Affairs; Washington, DC
01/27/11 Trans-Atlantic Symposium on Dismantling Transnational Illicit Networks; Office of the Spokesman; Washington, DC
01/27/11 UPDATE: Fifth Meeting of the Dominican Republic-Central America-United States Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA-DR) Environmental Affairs Council; Office of the Spokesman; Washington, DC
01/25/11 Memoranda of Understanding Signed; Office of the Spokesman; Washington, DC
01/21/11 Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton to Visit Mexico;  Assistant Secretary Philip J. Crowley, Bureau of Public Affairs; Washington, DC
01/15/11 NAFTA Tribunal Rejects Grand River Claim; Washington, DC
01/12/11 Cuba Migration Talks;  Assistant Secretary Philip J. Crowley, Bureau of Public Affairs; Washington, DC
01/11/11 One Year Commemoration of Haiti's Earthquake;  Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton; Washington, DC
01/10/11 Health Concerns in Haiti; Via Teleconference; Washington, DC
01/10/11 Planning for Haiti's Current and Future Infrastructure Needs;  Special Coordinator for Haiti Thomas C. Adams; Via Teleconference; Washington, DC
01/07/11 Briefing on Haitian Food Security; Ambassador Deputy Coordinator Patricia Haslach; Via Teleconference ; Washington, DC
01/07/11 Conversations with America - Haiti in 2011: The Way Forward; Office of the Spokesman; Washington, DC
01/05/11 Assistant Secretary Valenzuela to Deliver Keynote Address at Brookings; Office of the Spokesman; Washington, DC
01/05/11 Assistant Secretary Valenzuela to Travel to Argentina and Chile; Office of the Spokesman; Washington, DC
01/05/11 Passing of First President of Trinidad and Tobago Sir Ellis Clarke;  Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton; Washington, DC