2017 Press Releases Pertaining to Western Hemisphere Affairs

12/22/17 Illegitimate Constituent Assembly Undermining Democracy in Venezuela;  Department Spokesperson Heather Nauert; Washington, DC
12/18/17 Chilean Presidential Elections;  Department Spokesperson Heather Nauert; Washington, DC
12/18/17 Secretary Tillerson Travels to Canada;  Department Spokesperson Heather Nauert; Washington, DC
12/18/17 The Post-Election Situation in Honduras;  Department Spokesperson Heather Nauert; Washington, DC
12/15/17 Venezuela: Humanitarian Aid for the Venezuelan People;  Department Spokesperson Heather Nauert; Washington, DC
12/14/17 Prolonged Detention of Joshua Holt;  Department Spokesperson Heather Nauert; Washington, DC
12/13/17 Secretary Tillerson Hosts the Second U.S.-Mexico Strategic Dialogue on Disrupting Transnational Criminal Organizations; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
12/11/17 OAS LGBTI Core Group Welcomes the Appointment of Victor Madrigal-Borloz as UN Independent Expert on Protection Against Violence and Discrimination Based on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity; Washington, DC
12/11/17 United States and Cuba Hold Biannual Migration Talks in Washington, DC; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
12/11/17 Venezuela's Undemocratic Electoral Process;  Department Spokesperson Heather Nauert; Washington, DC
12/08/17 Mexico and the United States of America Strengthen Their Bilateral Dialogue and Cooperation for the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
12/08/17 United States Strengthens Open Skies Partnerships at International Civil Aviation Event; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
12/07/17 Modernizing the Columbia River Treaty Regime; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
12/07/17 Office of the Historian, Bureau of Public Affairs Release of Foreign Relations Volumes; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
12/05/17 State Department and Chinese Officials Discuss Synthetic Opioids on Sidelines of Mexico Conference; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
12/04/17 Global Engagement in Mexico To Make Drug Abuse Treatment and Prevention More Effective; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
12/04/17 Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Western Hemisphere Affairs Francisco L. Palmieri Travels to Guyana for the Caribbean Nations Security Conference ; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
11/30/17 Fourth Trilateral Meeting on Human Trafficking Between Mexico, the United States, and Canada; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
11/29/17 A Step Back for Democracy in Bolivia;  Department Spokesperson Heather Nauert; Washington, DC
11/29/17 Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Western Hemisphere Affairs Francisco L. Palmieri Travels to the Dominican Republic for the Caribbean-United States Security Cooperation Dialogue; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
11/29/17 Under Secretary Shannon and Chilean Deputy Foreign Minister Riveros Bilateral Engagement; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
11/27/17 Under Secretary Shannon's Meeting With Brazilian Secretary General of the Foreign Ministry Marcos Galvao ; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
11/22/17 Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary Garber Attends the 29th Meeting of the Parties to the Montreal Protocol; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
11/16/17 U.S. Department of State Supports Energy Diversification in the Caribbean; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
11/15/17 Congratulations to Argentina on Winning the Expo 2022/23 Vote; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
11/13/17 Assistant Secretary of State for Consular Affairs Carl Risch To Travel to Mexico; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
11/08/17 Municipal Elections in Nicaragua;  Department Spokesperson Heather Nauert; Washington, DC
11/08/17 Status of the Central American Minors Program; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
11/07/17 Anti-Democratic Actions by Maduro Regime in Venezuela;  Department Spokesperson Heather Nauert; Washington, DC
11/06/17 2017 Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative Professional Fellows Program Closing Forum; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
11/01/17 Secretary Tillerson's Call With Argentine Foreign Minister Faurie; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
10/30/17 Acting Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs Palmieri Travels to California and Tijuana, Mexico; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
10/27/17 Lima Group's Declaration on Venezuela;  Department Spokesperson Heather Nauert; Washington, DC
10/25/17 Office of the Historian, Bureau of Public Affairs Release of Chapters on Argentina and the Latin America Region in Foreign Relations of the United States, 1977-1980, Volume XXIV, South America; Latin America Region; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
10/20/17 Deputy Secretary John J. Sullivan's Travel to Mexico; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
10/19/17 Venezuela: Illegitimate Parallel Institutions;  Department Spokesperson Heather Nauert; Washington, DC
10/16/17 Gubernatorial Elections in Venezuela;  Department Spokesperson Heather Nauert; Washington, DC
10/16/17 Issuance of Presidential Permit to Enbridge Energy, L.P. for Line 67 Pipeline; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
10/16/17 UN Mission for Justice Support in Haiti (MINUJUSTH);  Department Spokesperson Heather Nauert; Washington, DC
10/13/17 Secretary Tillerson's Meeting With OAS Secretary General Almagro ; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
10/12/17 Gubernatorial Elections in Venezuela;  Department Spokesperson Heather Nauert; Washington, DC
10/11/17 U.S.-Brazil Political-Military Dialogue; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
10/10/17 Curacao Day;  Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson; Washington, DC
10/10/17 Under Secretary Shannon Travel to New York; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
10/06/17 On Tropical Storm Nate in Central America;  Department Spokesperson Heather Nauert; Washington, DC
10/06/17 The Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations Announces the Construction Award for the New U.S. Embassy in Guatemala City, Guatemala; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
10/06/17 The Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations Announces the Construction Award for the New U.S. Embassy in Mexico City, Mexico; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
10/04/17 Southeast Asia Regional Counterterrorism Workshop Held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
09/22/17 U.S.-Peru Workshop on Countering Hizballah's Terrorist and Criminal Activities; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
09/21/17 Joint Statement From the Ministerial Discussion on Syria; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
09/21/17 U.S. Department of State and espnW Join Forces for the Annual Global Sports Mentoring Program; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
09/20/17 A Message of Solidarity for Dominica and the Caribbean;  Department Spokesperson Heather Nauert; Washington, DC
09/20/17 United States and Cuba Hold Sixth Bilateral Commission Meeting in Washington, D.C.; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
09/19/17 Regarding the Earthquake in Mexico;  Department Spokesperson Heather Nauert; Washington, DC
09/15/17 Supporting Good Faith Negotiations Among Venezuelans;  Department Spokesperson Heather Nauert; Washington, DC
09/15/17 United States and Brazil Hold Disarmament and Nonproliferation Dialogue; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
09/15/17 United States and Cuba Hold Third Law Enforcement Dialogue in Washington, DC; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
09/11/17 Secretary Tillerson's Call with Mexican Foreign Secretary; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
09/08/17 U.S., IAEA Host North American Sub-Regional Workshop on the International Incident and Trafficking Database; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
08/30/17 Criminalizing Dissent in Venezuela;  Department Spokesperson Heather Nauert; Washington, DC
08/30/17 Secretary Tillerson's Meeting With Mexican Foreign Secretary Luis Videgaray ; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
08/27/17 President Morales' Decision to Expel CICIG Commissioner Ivan Velásquez From Guatemala;  Department Spokesperson Heather Nauert; Washington, DC
08/24/17 Uruguay's Independence Day;  Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson; Washington, DC
08/23/17 The Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations Announces the Construction Award for the Major Renovation of the U.S. Chancery in Montevideo, Uruguay; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
08/18/17 Assumption of Legislative Powers in Venezuela;  Department Spokesperson Heather Nauert; Washington, DC
08/16/17 Secretary Tillerson's Meeting with Canadian Foreign Minister Freeland; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
08/11/17 Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement for Enbridge Energy's Line 67 Pipeline; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
08/03/17 Venezuela's Illegitimate National Constituent Assembly;  Department Spokesperson Heather Nauert; Washington, DC
08/01/17 Department of State, UVA Darden School and Concordia Announce Finalists for 2017 P3 Impact Award; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
07/30/17 Defending Democracy in Venezuela;  Department Spokesperson Heather Nauert; Washington, DC
07/27/17 Declaration on the Situation in Venezuela; Washington, DC
07/18/17 Anniversary of the Argentine Israelite Mutual Association Bombing;  Department Spokesperson Heather Nauert; Washington, DC
07/17/17 An Unequivocal Message From the People of Venezuela;  Department Spokesperson Heather Nauert; Washington, DC
07/14/17 U.S. Determination of Six-Month Suspension Under Title III of LIBERTAD; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
07/14/17 United States and Sint Maarten Sign Open Skies Agreement; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
07/08/17 Transfer of Leopoldo Lopez to House Arrest in Venezuela;  Department Spokesperson Heather Nauert; Washington, DC
07/05/17 An Unacceptable Assault on Venezuela's National Assembly;  Department Spokesperson Heather Nauert; Washington, DC
07/05/17 Under Secretary Shannon Travel to Grenada; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
06/21/17 United States Strategy for Engagement in the Caribbean; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
06/20/17 Acting Assistant Secretary Judith Garber Travels to San Jose, Costa Rica; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
06/16/17 Deputy Secretary of State Sullivan To Travel to Mexico;  Department Spokesperson Heather Nauert; Washington, DC
06/07/17 Office of the Historian, Bureau of Public Affairs Release of Foreign Relations of the United States, 1977-1980, Volume XV, Central America; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
06/02/17 Conference on Prosperity and Security in Central America;  Department Spokesperson Heather Nauert; Washington, DC
06/02/17 Secretary Tillerson's Meeting With Brazilian Foreign Minister Aloysio Nunes Ferreira; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
06/01/17 U.S.-Canada High-Level Policy Review Group Meets in Ottawa; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
05/31/17 Secretary Tillerson's Meeting With Canadian Foreign Minister Freeland and Mexican Foreign Secretary Videgaray; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
05/24/17 United States and Argentina Strengthen Partnership on Cyber Policy; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
05/17/17 OAS LGBTI Core Group Statement: International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia; Washington, DC
05/17/17 Secretary Tillerson and Secretary Kelly Co-host the Strategic Dialogue on Disrupting Transnational Criminal Organizations; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
05/16/17 Secretary Tillerson and Secretary Mattis' Meeting With Canada's Foreign Minister Freeland and Defense Minister Sajjan; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
05/11/17 Secretary Tillerson Chairs 10th Arctic Council Ministerial Meeting; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
05/08/17 U.S. Department of State and Council of the Americas Co-Host 47th Annual Washington Conference on the Americas; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
05/03/17 State Department Honors Global Emerging Young Leaders; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
05/02/17 Secretary of State Tillerson To Travel to Fairbanks;  Department Spokesperson Heather Nauert; Washington, DC
04/27/17 Department of State Releases Documents; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
04/27/17 Joint Statement on U.S.-Argentina Partnership on Cyber Policy; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
04/26/17 State Department Hosts 12th Annual Fortune-U.S. State Department Global Women's Mentoring Partnership; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
04/18/17 Non-Violence and Accountability During Protests in Venezuela; Acting Spokesperson Mark C. Toner; Washington, DC
04/18/17 U.S. Department of State Honors Global Emerging Young Leaders; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
04/13/17 State Department Terrorist Designations of Tarek Sakr and Farah Mohamed Shirdon; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
04/10/17 Venezuela: Maduro Government Must Stop Silencing Opposition Voices; Acting Department Spokesperson Mark C. Toner; Washington, DC
04/07/17 United States and St. Vincent and the Grenadines Sign Open Skies Agreement; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
04/06/17 Congratulations to Ecuador's President-Elect Lenin Moreno; Acting Spokesperson Mark C. Toner; Washington, DC
04/05/17 Secretary Tillerson's Meeting With Mexican Foreign Secretary Luis Videgaray; Acting Spokesperson Mark C. Toner; Washington, DC
03/30/17 Flood Relief Support to Peru; Acting Spokesperson Mark C. Toner; Washington, DC
03/30/17 State Department Terrorist Designations of El Shafee Elsheikh, Anjem Choudary, Sami Bouras, Shane Dominic Crawford, and Mark John Taylor; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
03/30/17 Venezuelan Supreme Court Decision Greatly Undermines Democratic Institutions; Acting Spokesperson Mark C. Toner; Washington, DC
03/28/17 First Lady Melania Trump and Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs Thomas A. Shannon Honor 13 Women of Courage; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
03/24/17 Issuance of Presidential Permit to TransCanada for Keystone XL Pipeline; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
03/23/17 Declaration on Venezuela by Member States of the OAS; Washington, DC
03/14/17 Roundtable: U.S.-Mexico Bilateral Forum on Higher Education, Research, and Innovation; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
03/06/17 Assistant Secretary Brownfield Travels to Guatemala and Colombia; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/23/17 Ecuador's First Round of Elections; Acting Spokesperson Mark C. Toner; Washington, DC
02/23/17 Joint Statement by Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Secretary of Homeland Security John Kelly on Bilateral Discussions in Mexico City; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/23/17 Protecting Slave Related Sites and Antiquities; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/21/17 Secretary of State Tillerson To Travel to Mexico City, Mexico; Acting Spokesperson Mark C. Toner; Washington, DC
02/21/17 U.S. Effort to Restrict Illicit Drugs Impacting our Nation at 'Bangkok III' Conference; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/18/17 Venezuela: Political Prisoners Should be Released Immediately; Acting Spokesperson Mark C. Toner; Washington, DC
02/17/17 The Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations Announces the Construction Award for the New U.S. Embassy in Asuncion, Paraguay; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/15/17 U.S. Entrepreneurs Travel to Latin America and the Caribbean for YLAI Reverse Exchange Program; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/13/17 50th Anniversary of the Treaty of Tlatelolco; Acting Spokesperson Mark C. Toner; Washington, DC
02/10/17 Enbridge Line 67 Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement Released; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/08/17 Secretary Tillerson's Meeting With Mexican Foreign Secretary Luis Videgaray; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/07/17 Haiti's Presidential Inauguration; Acting Spokesperson Mark C. Toner; Washington, DC