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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 Calderón of Mexico
-04/16/09   U.S.-Mexico Announce Bilateral Framework on Clean Energy and Climate Change
-04/15/09   President Obama Designates Three Mexican Drug Trafficking Organizations Under the Kingpin 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

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