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2013 Press Releases Pertaining to Western Hemisphere Affairs



-12/20/13  Meetings of the U.S.-Colombia Environmental Affairs Council and the Environmental Cooperation Commission; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
-12/19/13  U.S.-Brazil Cooperation on Fulbright NEXUS Program on Climate Change; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
-12/17/13  Meetings of the U.S.-Colombia Environmental Affairs Council and Environmental Cooperation Commission; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
-12/16/13  Chile Presidential Elections;  Deputy Department Spokesperson Marie Harf, Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
-12/12/13  Crackdown on Cuban Civil Society's Human Rights Day Events;  Deputy Department Spokesperson Marie Harf, Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
-12/12/13  Honduras Elections;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
-12/11/13  Assistant Secretary Roberta Jacobson and Special Representative Andrew O'Brien Travel to Miami for La Idea Final Business Showcase; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
-12/07/13  Fourth Annual Caribbean-United States Security Cooperation Dialogue; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
-12/06/13  Fourth Annual Caribbean-United States Security Cooperation Dialogue Joint Statement Towards a More Effective Partnership; Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs; Washington, DC
-12/05/13  Deputy Secretary of State William Burns To Deliver Remarks at the Fourth Annual Caribbean-United States Security Cooperation Dialogue; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
-12/03/13  Special Advisor for Children's Issues Travels to Guatemala; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
-12/03/13  U.S. Supports OAS Regional Forum on Sustainable Cities and Communities in the Americas; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
-11/29/13  Barbados National Day;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
-11/27/13  Honduras Elections;  Department Spokesperson Jen Psaki; Washington, DC
-11/25/13  Elections in Honduras; Washington, DC
-11/25/13  Republic of Suriname's National Day;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
-11/25/13  U.S. Delegation to the Conference of States Parties to the UN Convention against Corruption; Washington, DC
-11/22/13  Nicaragua's Constitutional Proposals;  Department Spokesperson Jen Psaki; Washington, DC
-11/15/13  U.S.-Mexico Consular Dialogue: Strengthening Cooperation to Protect our Citizens; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
-11/13/13  La Idea brings U.S.- Latin American Business Partnerships to New York; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
-11/12/13  United States To Provide $98.5 Million for Private Financing for 4,000 Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises in Latin America; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
-11/08/13  Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs Roberta S. Jacobson is Travelling to Los Angeles, California and to Beijing, China, November 8-13; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
-11/07/13  Special Representative for Global Partnerships Andrew O'Brien to Lead U.S. Entrepreneurship and Investment Delegation to Colombia; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
-11/01/13  Dominica's National Day;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
-11/01/13  Panama's Independence Day;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
-10/31/13  Antigua and Barbuda's National Day;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
-10/28/13  Assistant Secretary Jacobson To Participate in a Google+ Hangout on "Challenges for Women Leaders"; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
-10/27/13  Release of Kevin Sutay From Captivity by the FARC;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
-10/27/13  St. Vincent and the Grenadines' National Day;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
-09/27/13  Certification of the Colombian Government With Respect to Human Rights Related Conditions; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
-09/27/13  United States Delegation to the Pathways to Prosperity in the Americas Ministerial in Panama; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
-09/23/13  Death of Cuban Economist and Activist Oscar Espinosa Chepe; Department Spokesperson Jen Psaki, Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
-09/20/13  Belize's Independence Day;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
-09/19/13  Saint Kitts and Nevis' Independence Day;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
-09/18/13  Assistant Secretary for Economic and Business Affairs Jose W. Fernandez Travel to Mexico and El Salvador; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
-09/18/13  Chile's National Day;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
-09/16/13  Fulbright NEXUS Scholars' Research Addresses Climate in the Americas; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
-09/16/13  Mexico's Independence Day;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
-09/13/13   100,000 Strong in the Americas [Get Acrobat Reader PDF version   ]
-09/13/13  Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women's Issues Catherine M. Russell Travels to Panama for Women's Entrepreneurship in the Americas Convention; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
-09/13/13  Costa Rica's Independence Day;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
-09/13/13  El Salvador's Independence Day;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
-09/13/13  Guatemala's Independence Day;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
-09/13/13  Honduras' Independence Day;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
-09/13/13  Nicaragua's Independence Day;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
-09/13/13  Science Envoy Travels to Colombia; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
-09/12/13  Guatemala: New Commissioner of the International Commission Against Impunity; Deputy Spokesperson Marie Harf, Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
-09/09/13  Ambassador Daniel A. Sepulveda and Special Adviser Zeenat Rahman to Travel to Costa Rica for the ITU Global Youth Summit; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
-09/06/13  J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board Convenes in Washington, DC, Hosts Panel on Impact of Fulbright Program in Latin America; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
-09/05/13  Launch of the Small Business Network of the Americas, International Sister Center Program; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
-09/04/13  U.S. Department of State and espnW Announce 2013 Global Sports Mentoring Program; Bureau of Public Affairs, Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
-09/03/13  Prequalified Construction Offerors Announced for New U.S. Embassy in Mexico City; Washington, DC
-09/03/13  U.S. Department of State Honors Wanderson Jackson of Brazil as the International Exchange Alumni Member of the Month; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
-08/30/13  Canceled Due to a Scheduling Conflict: Secretary Kerry To Deliver Remarks on Latin America at the 17th Annual CAF Conference; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
-08/30/13  Trinidad and Tobago's Independence Day;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
-08/27/13  Joint Statement of the U.S.-Colombia Security Cooperation Coordinating Group; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
-08/23/13  Uruguay's Independence Day;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
-08/12/13  U.S. Congratulates Mexico on Joining the Australia Group; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
-08/09/13  Ecuador's Independence Day;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
-08/08/13  Secretary of State John Kerry's Travel to Colombia and Brazil;  Spokesperson Jen Psaki, Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
-08/05/13  Bolivia's Independence Day;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
-08/05/13  Jamaica's Independence Day;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
-08/01/13  Meeting of the U.S.-Honduras Bilateral Human Rights Working Group; Washington, DC
-07/29/13  La Idea Business Competition Deadline Extended; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
-07/29/13  Meeting of the U.S.-Honduras Bilateral Human Rights Working Group; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
-07/26/13  Peru's Independence Day;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
-07/19/13  On the Occasion of Colombia's Independence Day;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
-07/19/13  The United States' Participation as an Observer to the Pacific Alliance; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
-07/18/13  Anniversary of the Terrorist Attacks in Burgas, Bulgaria and Buenos Aires, Argentina; Deputy Spokesperson Marie Harf, Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
-07/17/13  Migration Talks with Cuba; Deputy Spokesperson Marie Harf, Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
-07/17/13  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
-07/09/13  On the Occasion of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas' National Day;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
-07/05/13  Argentina's Independence Day;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
-07/03/13  Venezuela's Independence Day;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
-06/29/13  Mesoamerican Governments Deepen Commitment to Energy Integration; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
-06/27/13  Message to the Canadian People for Canada Day;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
-06/26/13  Senior Adviser Tomicah Tillemann Travels to El Salvador; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
-06/21/13  Mujeres Adelante Network Addresses Gender-based Violence in Central America, Dominican Republic; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
-06/18/13  Passage of Restrictive Communications Law in Ecuador;  Spokesperson Jen Psaki, Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
-06/12/13  United States and Peru Sign MOU on Promoting Growth of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
-06/11/13  Colombia and United States to Hold First Meeting on Racial and Ethnic Equality Action Plan; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
-06/10/13  Colombia and United States To Hold First Meeting on Racial and Ethnic Equality Action Plan; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
-06/07/13  Statement on the 43rd OAS General Assembly;  Spokesperson Jen Psaki, Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
-06/05/13  Joint Communique of the Meetings of the United States-Peru Environmental Affairs Council and Environmental Cooperation Commission; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
-06/04/13  Background Briefing en Route to Guatemala; En Route to Guatemala
-06/04/13  Secretary Kerry and President Pinera Elevate Bilateral Engagement; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
-06/03/13  U.S. Supports Dialogue on Sustainable Cities and Communities in Framework of Energy and Climate Partnership of the Americas (ECPA); Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
-05/31/13  Acting Assistant Secretary of State for Political-Military Affairs Tom Kelly Travels to Brazil; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
-05/30/13  Secretary of State Kerry to Lead U.S. Delegation to the Organization of American States General Assembly in Guatemala;  Spokesperson Jen Psaki, Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
-05/30/13  U.S. Welcomes Invitation for Colombia and Latvia to Launch OECD Accession; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
-05/30/13  Welcoming the Invitation for Colombia and Latvia To Launch OECD Accession;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
-05/21/13  On the Occasion of Bermuda Day;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
-05/17/13  Assistant Secretary Jose Fernandez Travels to Mexico, Turkey, Bangladesh, and Spain; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
-05/16/13  Assistant Secretary of State for Population, Refugees, and Migration Anne C. Richard Travels to Ecuador and Colombia; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
-05/16/13  Julie Foudy and Brandi Chastain Lead U.S. Department of State Efforts to Engage and Empower Girls in Brazil; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
-05/16/13  Special Advisor for Children's Issues Travels to Guatemala; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
-05/13/13  Paraguay Independence Day;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
-05/08/13  Seventh Meeting of the DR-CAFTA Environmental Affairs Council; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
-05/04/13  Vice President Joe Biden To Deliver Remarks at the 43rd Conference on the Americas; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
-05/01/13  Bolivia and USAID (Taken Question); Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
-04/30/13  U.S. Department of State Launches Central America Journalism Security Hub; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
-04/29/13  The First SICA - North America Security Dialogue; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
-04/23/13  Ambassador at Large Stephen J. Rapp Travels to Guatemala; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
-04/19/13  United States and Colombia Sign Environmental Cooperation Agreement; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
-04/17/13  United States and Colombia Sign Environmental Cooperation Agreement; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
-04/15/13  Assistant Secretary Jose Fernandez Travels to Costa Rica; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
-04/15/13  Travel of Assistant Secretary Esther Brimmer to Mexico; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
-04/12/13  Issuance of Presidential Permit for New International Trade Crossing; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
-04/11/13  Five U.S. Assistant Secretaries Meet with Visiting Mexican Economic Delegation; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
-04/04/13  Department of State and USAID Host "A Healthy Start for Children: Scaling Up Nutrition in Guatemala"; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
-04/02/13  Haitian National Police To Train at Miami-Dade Police Department; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
-04/02/13  Under Secretary Robert D. Hormats Travel to Canada, China, and Japan; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
-03/25/13  Open Skies Agreement with Guyana; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
-03/23/13  Strengthening the Inter-American System on Human Rights; Department Spokesperson Victoria Nuland, Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
-03/22/13  Joint Press Release on U.S.-Peru Political-Military Dialogue; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
-03/21/13  Deputy Secretary William J. Burns To Lead U.S. Delegation to the Organization of American States Special General Assembly; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
-03/15/13  U.S.-Peru Political-Military Dialogue; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
-03/14/13  Assistant Secretary of State William R. Brownfield Travels to Honduras and Costa Rica, March 17-20; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
-03/06/13  Background Briefing on the Situation in Venezuela; Via Teleconference
-03/05/13  United States and Belize Work Jointly to Protect the Cultural Heritage of Belize; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
-02/27/13  Ambassador at Large Stephen J. Rapp To Travel to Ottawa, Canada; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
-02/25/13  Dominican Republic Independence Day;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
-02/21/13  Announcement of Candidate to the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
-02/21/13  Guyana Republic Day Message;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
-02/15/13  St. Lucia National Day Message;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
-02/06/13  Brazil and Basketball: U.S. Department of State Announces Youth Sports Visitor Program; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
-02/06/13  U.S. Supports Justice Studies Center of the Americas (JSCA) Research and Training Program to Strengthen the Inter-American Human Rights System; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
-02/05/13  Grenada National Day Message;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
-02/01/13  Women's Entrepreneurship in the Americas (WEAmericas) Small Grants Launch; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
-01/31/13  Truth Commission on the AMIA Bombing (Taken Question); Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
-01/30/13  Remarks With Mexican Foreign Secretary Jose Antonio Meade Before Their Meeting;  Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton; The Treaty Room; Washington, DC
-01/29/13  First-Ever Softball Sports Diplomacy Program Sends Olympians to Nicaragua to Empower Women and Girls through Sports; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
-01/28/13  Rock/Blues Music Group The Clinton Curtis Band to Tour the Caribbean,Central and South America; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
-01/18/13  U.S. Economic Delegation Travels to Mexico; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
-01/14/13  Assistant Secretary of State for Conflict and Stabilization Operations Travels to Honduras; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
-01/11/13  Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor Michael Posner Travels to Haiti; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
-01/10/13  Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs Roberta S. Jacobson Travels to Spain, the United Kingdom, and Belgium; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
-01/10/13   Daily Press Briefing - January 10 (Venezuela)
-01/09/13   Daily Press Briefing - January 9 (Venezuela, Cuba)
-01/09/13  Under Secretary of State for Civilian Security, Democracy, and Human Rights María Otero To Travel to Chile, Peru and Uruguay; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
-01/08/13   Daily Press Briefing - January 8 (Venezuela)
-01/07/13  Sixth Meeting of the U.S.-Chile Environmental Affairs Council and Fourth Meeting of the U.S.-Chile Joint Commission for Environmental Cooperation; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC

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