2016 Press Releases Pertaining to Western Hemisphere Affairs

12/13/16 Under Secretary Shannon Travels to Santiago, Chile, and Brasilia, Brazil; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
12/09/16 Acting Assistant Secretary Aponte and Special Envoy Berry Participate in an OAS LGBTI Core Group Event; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
12/08/16 White House Fact Sheet: High Level Economic Dialogue: Three Years of Achievements; Washington, DC
12/07/16 Thousands Gather in Brazil for International Workshop on Drug Treatment and Prevention; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
12/07/16 United States and Cuba Hold Fifth Bilateral Commission Meeting in Havana, Cuba; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
12/06/16 The Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations Announces the Architect for the New U.S. Embassy in Tegucigalpa, Honduras; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
12/06/16 United States and Cuba To Hold Fifth Bilateral Commission Meeting in Havana; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
12/05/16 U.S. Government Participation at the 2016 Internet Governance Forum; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
11/30/16 Barbados National Day;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
11/30/16 The Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations Announces the Design Architect for the New U.S. Consulate General in Nogales, Mexico; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
11/29/16 Remarks on Child, Early and Forced Marriage and Motherhood in the Americas;  Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women's Issues Catherine M. Russell; Hall of the Americas; Washington, DC
11/29/16 The Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations Announces the Design Architect for the New U.S. Embassy in Guatemala City, Guatemala; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
11/21/16 Toward a Return to Constitutional Rule in Haiti;  Assistant Secretary and Department Spokesperson John Kirby, Bureau of Public Affairs; Washington, DC
11/18/16 Under Secretary Shannon Travels to Lima, Peru; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
11/07/16 Nicaraguan Elections;  Deputy Department Spokesperson Mark C. Toner; Washington, DC
11/04/16 Closing Summit for the Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
11/02/16 Joint Statement of the U.S.-Argentina Digital Economy Working Group Announcing Implementation of the Global Connect Initiative Work Plan; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
10/31/16 Under Secretary Thomas Shannon To Travel to Caracas, Venezuela, October 31-November 2; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
10/28/16 North American Dialogue on Drug Policy; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
10/27/16 St. Vincent and the Grenadines Independence Day Message;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
10/26/16 Acting Assistant Secretary Mari Carmen Aponte Travels to The Bahamas; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
10/25/16 Statement by Acting Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs Mari Carmen Aponte on the Passing of Former President Jorge Batlle Ibáñez of Uruguay; Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs; Washington, DC
10/21/16 Joint Communique of Member States of the OAS on Recent Events in the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela; Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs; Washington, DC
10/19/16 United States, El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras Convene High Level Dialogue; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
10/18/16 Joint Action Statement Caribbean-United States Security Cooperation Dialogue; Washington, DC
10/13/16 Assistant Secretary Malinowski and Acting Assistant Secretary Aponte Travel to Cuba; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
10/13/16 U.S.- Guatemala Energy Policy Dialogue in Washington; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
10/08/16 Secretary Kerry's Phone Call with Former Colombian President Alvaro Uribe; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
10/07/16 Congratulations to President Santos on Receiving the 2016 Nobel Prize for Peace;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
10/05/16 Secretary Kerry's Phone Call With Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
10/05/16 United States Dedicates New U.S. Embassy in Paramaribo, Suriname; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
10/03/16 Colombia: "No" Vote on FARC Government Peace Deal;  Assistant Secretary and Department Spokesperson John Kirby, Bureau of Public Affairs; Washington, DC
09/30/16 Counselor Kristie A. Kenney's Travel to Peru and Panama; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
09/30/16 United States and Cuba Hold Fourth Bilateral Commission Meeting in Washington, D.C.; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
09/26/16 OAS LGBTI Core Group Welcomes Belize's Supreme Court Decision on Consensual Private Sexual Acts Between Adults; Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs; Washington, DC
09/26/16 Secretary Kerry's Meeting with Venezuelan President Maduro; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
09/23/16 Chile Declassification Cooperation and Commemoration of Letelier and Moffitt Assassinations; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
09/22/16 Announcement of Venezuelan Recall Referendum Timeline;  Assistant Secretary and Department Spokesperson John Kirby, Bureau of Public Affairs; Washington, DC
09/21/16 Belize's National Day;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
09/21/16 Secretary Kerry's Meeting with Peruvian President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
09/16/16 Chile's National Day;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
09/16/16 Mexico's National Day;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
09/15/16 Costa Rica's National Day;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
09/15/16 El Salvador's National Day;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
09/15/16 Honduras's National Day;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
09/14/16 U.S.-Cuba Legal Cooperation Working Group to Meet in Havana, Cuba; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
09/12/16 Special Advisor for International Disability Rights Judith Heumann To Travel to the Paralympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
09/12/16 United States and Cuba Hold Inaugural Economic Dialogue in Washington, D.C.; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
09/07/16 Brazil's Independence Day;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
09/06/16 United States and Cuba To Hold Human Smuggling and Migratory Fraud Prevention Technical Exchange in Havana, Cuba; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
09/02/16 Department of State Officials Expand Caribbean Diaspora Partnerships and Celebrate Diversity and Diplomacy in NYC; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
08/30/16 State Department Announces Inaugural Class of Fellows for the Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative Exchange Program; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
08/29/16 United States Condemns Attacks in Paraguay;  Assistant Secretary and Department Spokesperson John Kirby, Bureau of Public Affairs; Washington, DC
08/28/16 Venezuelan Government Transfer of Daniel Ceballos;  Assistant Secretary and Department Spokesperson John Kirby, Bureau of Public Affairs; Washington, DC
08/19/16 Joint Statement by Secretary Kerry and Secretary Foxx on U.S. - Mexico Air Transport Agreement Entry Into Force; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
08/12/16 Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom David Saperstein Visits Mexico; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
08/11/16 Joint Statement on Recent Developments in the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
08/10/16 Joint Statement of the U.S.-Argentina Digital Economy Working Group Announcing Cooperation under the Global Connect Initiative; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
08/08/16 Argentina Declassification Project; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
08/02/16 Secretary of State John Kerry's Travel to Argentina and Brazil;  Assistant Secretary and Department Spokesperson John Kirby, Bureau of Public Affairs; Washington, DC
08/02/16 U.S.-Colombia High-Level Partnership Dialogue and High-Level Strategic Security Dialogue Outcomes; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
08/01/16 Concerns Regarding Nicaraguan Democracy and Elections;  Assistant Secretary and Department Spokesperson John Kirby, Bureau of Public Affairs; Washington, DC
07/29/16 U.S.-Colombia High-Level Partnership Dialogue and High-Level Strategic Security Dialogue; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
07/28/16 Peruvian Independence Day;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
07/28/16 United States and Cuba Hold Claims Discussion; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
07/26/16 U.S. Expands Initiatives to Address Migration Challenges; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
07/22/16 Counternarcotics Arrangement Signed During Third Counternarcotics Technical Exchange Between the United States and Cuba; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
07/21/16 Haiti Special Coordinator Merten Travel to Haiti; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
07/20/16 Colombian Independence Day;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
07/20/16 Senior State Department Official on One Year of Re-established Diplomatic Relations With Cuba; Via Teleconference
07/20/16 United States-Cuba One Year Anniversary of Re-established Diplomatic Relations; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
07/15/16 Secretary's Determination under Title III of Libertad; Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs; Washington, DC
07/14/16 United States and Cuba Continue Migration Talks; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
07/13/16 United States and Cuba Held Third Regulatory Dialogue; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
07/10/16 Commonwealth of the Bahamas Independence Day;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
07/08/16 Mesa de la Unidad Democrática (MUD) Statement on Dialogue in Venezuela;  Assistant Secretary and Department Spokesperson John Kirby, Bureau of Public Affairs; Washington, DC
07/07/16 Argentina's Independence Day;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
07/07/16 United States, Cuba, and Mexico: Resolving Maritime Boundaries; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
07/05/16 Acting Assistant Secretary Judith Garber Travels to San Jose, Costa Rica and San Salvador, El Salvador; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
07/05/16 Venezuelan Independence Day;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
07/01/16 Assistant Secretary Anne C. Richard Travels to Costa Rica; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
07/01/16 Canada Day;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
06/27/16 Ambassador Russell Travels to Colombia and Peru; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
06/27/16 U.S. Delegation Heads to Cuba to Advance Cooperation on Marine Environment; Washington, DC
06/24/16 Shaquille O'Neal First-Ever U.S. Department of State Basketball Sports Envoy to Cuba; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
06/24/16 Under Secretary for Political Affairs Tom Shannon on Venezuela;  Under Secretary for Political Affairs Thomas A. Shannon, Jr.; Washington, DC
06/23/16 Colombia Peace Process;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
06/23/16 Under Secretary Shannon's Meetings in Venezuela; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
06/21/16 Under Secretary Shannon's Travel to Venezuela; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
06/20/16 Joint Statement on the U.S.-Paraguay Political and Economic Dialogue; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
06/16/16 Joint Statement by the Founding Members of the OAS LGBTI Core Group; Washington, DC
06/15/16 Statement by Ministers and Heads of Delegation on the Situation in the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela; Washington, DC
06/15/16 Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs Tom Shannon to Travel to Canada; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
06/14/16 Remarks at the 46th Organization of American States General Assembly;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
06/10/16 Attack on Venezuelan Opposition Leaders;  Assistant Secretary and Department Spokesperson John Kirby, Bureau of Public Affairs; Washington, DC
06/07/16 United States and Cuba To Hold First Counterterrorism Technical Exchange in Havana, Cuba; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
06/06/16 Assistant Secretary for Consular Affairs To Travel to Argentina and Chile; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
05/18/16 U.S. Special Envoy for Climate Change Travel to Mexico; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
05/13/16 Assistant Secretary Bond To Travel to Ecuador; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
05/13/16 Coordinator Christopher Painter Travels to Mexico to Engage on Cyber Policy; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
05/13/16 United States and Cuba to Hold Second Law Enforcement Dialogue in Havana, Cuba; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
05/12/16 United States and Cuba to Hold Third Bilateral Commission Meeting in Havana, Cuba; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
05/02/16 U.S. Department of State and Council of the Americas Co-Host 46th Annual Washington Conference on the Americas; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
04/28/16 Special Coordinator Merten Travel to Haiti; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
04/28/16 U.S. Senate's Confirmation of Roberta S. Jacobson as U.S. Ambassador to Mexico;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
04/27/16 Acting Assistant Secretary Garber Travels to Ottawa, Canada; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
04/27/16 U.S. Launches #USinRio Campaign in Advance of 2016 Olympics and Paralympics; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
04/25/16 IACHR Experts' Report on Ayotzinapa, Iguala;  Assistant Secretary and Department Spokesperson John Kirby, Bureau of Public Affairs; Washington, DC
04/25/16 Voluntary Principles Annual Plenary Meeting Hosted in Colombia; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
04/22/16 Guatemala-Belize: Shootings in Disputed Area;  Assistant Secretary and Department Spokesperson John Kirby, Bureau of Public Affairs; Washington, DC
04/19/16 Secretary Kerry's Call to Ecuadorian Foreign Minister Long; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
04/14/16 Secretary Kerry's Round Table Discussion with Leaders of the Cuban-American Community; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
04/08/16 Release Venezuelan Prisoners of Conscience;  Deputy Department Spokesperson Mark C. Toner; Washington, DC
04/06/16 U.S.-Colombia Action Plan for Racial and Ethnic Equality (CAPREE) to Meet in Cali, Colombia; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
04/01/16 Special Coordinator Merten Travel to Paris and Brussels; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
03/24/16 New Commitments in Argentina to President Obama's 100,000 Strong in the Americas Initiative; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
03/23/16 Joint Statement in Support of the Organization of American States and the Inter-American Human Rights System; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
03/22/16 New Commitments to President Obama's 100,000 Strong in the Americas Initiative; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
03/21/16 Secretary Kerry's Meetings With Colombian Government and FARC Negotiators; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
03/15/16 United States and Colombia Extend Memorandum of Understanding to Protect the Cultural Heritage of Colombia; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
03/04/16 U.S. Condemns Murder of Honduran Activist Berta Caceres;  Assistant Secretary and Department Spokesperson John Kirby, Bureau of Public Affairs; Washington, DC
02/24/16 United States and Cuba Hold Technical Talks on Cybercrime; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/17/16 Deputy Secretary of State Heather Higginbottom to Travel to Colombia; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/17/16 Haiti's Roadmap Towards Completion of the Electoral Cycle;  Special Coordinator for Haiti Kenneth H. Merten; via Teleconference
02/17/16 Venezuela: Inclusion of All Parties a Key to Solving Challenges;  Deputy Department Spokesperson Mark C. Toner; Washington, DC
02/15/16 U.S. Response to the Drought in Haiti; Washington, DC
02/12/16 U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx and Assistant Secretary of State Charles Rivkin Travel to Cuba; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/07/16 Agreement on a Way Forward for Governance and Elections in Haiti;  Assistant Secretary and Department Spokesperson John Kirby, Bureau of Public Affairs; Washington, DC
02/06/16 Grenada;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
02/05/16 United States and Cuba Hold Technical Talks on Human Smuggling and Fraud Prevention; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/04/16 Changes to Entry Requirements for Caribbean Residents Traveling to United States as Agricultural Workers; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
01/28/16 Senior Advisor Kenney Travel to Uruguay and Argentina; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
01/25/16 Betico Croes Day in Aruba;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
01/24/16 Elections in Haiti;  Deputy Department Spokesperson Mark C. Toner; Washington, DC
01/21/16 Secretary's Determination of Six Months' Suspension under Title III of Libertad; Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs; Washington, DC
01/07/16 Electoral Process in Haiti;  Spokesperson John Kirby, Bureau of Public Affairs; Washington, DC
01/06/16 Counselor Thomas Shannon Travel to Haiti; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
01/05/16 Seating of the Venezuelan National Assembly;  Spokesperson John Kirby, Bureau of Public Affairs; Washington, DC
01/01/16 Haiti's Independence Day;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC