Travel to Chile, Paraguay, Peru, and Colombia, April 11-15, 2019

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Secretary Pompeo travels to Chile, Paraguay, Peru, and Cucuta, Colombia, April 11-15 to deepen U.S. partnerships in the Western Hemisphere. The Secretary’s visit will celebrate and reinforce shared commitments to democracy and human rights, highlight increased opportunities for prosperity and security for our citizens, and rally support for democracy in Venezuela.

In Santiago on April 12, the Secretary met with President Pinera and Foreign Minister Ampuero to highlight Chile’s regional leadership, our strong economic ties, bilateral partnerships in science and technology, and security cooperation, including on cyber issues.

In Asuncion on April 13, Secretary Pompeo met with President Abdo Benitez and Foreign Minister Castiglioni to reinforce our strong partnership to combat transnational crime and corruption, strengthen economic ties, and support Venezuelan democracy.

In Lima on April 13, the Secretary met with President Vizcarra and Foreign Minister Popolizio to discuss Peru’s support for Venezuelan refugees, the country’s ongoing leadership role in the Lima Group, and our cooperation regarding transnational crime, economic growth, and other bilateral issues.

Secretary Pompeo also made a brief stop in Cucuta, Colombia, on April 14 to visit entities supporting Venezuelan refugees and assess the challenges due to the closed border.

colombia

04/15/19 Secretary Pompeo Visit to Cucuta, Colombia, April 14, 2019; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
04/14/19 Interview With Jorge Gil of EFE;  Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo; Cucuta, Colombia
04/14/19 Interview With Sandra Ramirez of El Tiempo;  Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo; Cucuta, Colombia
04/14/19 Interview With Christina Ruffini of CBS;  Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo; Cucuta, Colombia
04/14/19 Remarks With Colombian President Ivan Duque;  Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo; Cucuta, Colombia

peru

04/14/19 Interview With Gisella Lopez of El Comercio;  Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo; Lima, Peru
04/13/19 Remarks With Peruvian Foreign Minister Nestor Popolizio;  Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo; Palacio de Gobierno; Lima, Peru

Paraguay

04/13/19 Interview With Gesell Tobias of VOA Spanish;  Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo; Asuncion, Paraguay
04/13/19 Remarks With Paraguayan Foreign Minister Luis Castiglioni at a Press Availability;  Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo; Palacio de Lopez; Asuncion, Paraguay
04/13/19 Secretary Pompeo's Meeting With President Abdo Benitez of Paraguay; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC

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04/12/19 Interview With Andrea Aristegui of Mega TV;  Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo; Santiago, Chile
04/12/19 Interview With Jake Tapper of CNN;  Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo; Santiago, Chile
04/12/19 Interview With Matilde Burgos of CNN Chile;  Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo; Santiago, Chile
04/12/19 Seizing the Opportunity for Freedom in the Americas;  Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo; Casa Piedra; Vitacura, Chile
04/12/19 Remarks With Chilean Foreign Minister Roberto Ampuero at a Press Availability;  Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo; Ministry of Foreign Affairs; Santiago, Chile
04/12/19 Secretary Pompeo's Remarks at the Casa Piedra: "Seizing the Opportunity for Freedom in the Americas"; Office of the Spokesperson; Santiago, Chile
04/12/19 Secretary Pompeo's Meeting With President Piñera of Chile; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
04/11/19 Remarks to the Press;  Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo; On Plane; ert Santiago, Chile
04/09/19 Briefing on Secretary Pompeo's Upcoming Trip to Santiago, Chile; Asuncion, Paraguay; Lima, Peru; and Cucuta, Colombia; Via Teleconference
04/09/19 Secretary Pompeo Travels to Chile, Paraguay, and Peru To Strengthen Cooperation and Shared Prosperity in the Western Hemisphere, April 11-14, 2019; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC

SECRETARY'S SCHEDULE

04/14/19  Public Schedule: April 14, 2019
04/13/19  Public Schedule: April 13, 2019
04/12/19  Public Schedule: April 12, 2019
04/11/19  Public Schedule: April 11, 2019