Visa Actions Against Cuban Officials

Visa Actions Against Cuban Officials PRESS STATEMENT MICHAEL R. POMPEO, SECRETARY OF STATE JULY 26, 2019 The Cuban government engages in exploitative and coercive labor practices while it earns money on the backs of its citizens through its overseas medical missions program.  To address this labor abuse, the Department has imposed visa restrictions on certain …

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On the Occasion of World Refugee Day

On the Occasion of World Refugee Day U.S. Department of State Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release Statement by Secretary Pompeo June 20, 2019 On World Refugee Day, we recognize the plight of millions of refugees who have fled their homes due to conflict and persecution, and we reaffirm our commitment to provide life-saving …

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Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo At the 2019 Trafficking in Persons Report Launch Ceremony

Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo At the 2019 Trafficking in Persons Report Launch Ceremony U.S. Department of State Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release June 20, 2019 Excerpts – Remarks Benjamin Franklin Room Washington, D.C. SECRETARY POMPEO:  Good morning, everyone.  Welcome. First, I want to welcome all of the human trafficking survivors in …

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Remarks to the Press

Remarks to the Press Remarks Michael R. Pompeo Secretary of State Washington, DC April 17, 2019 SECRETARY POMPEO: Good morning, everyone. Welcome. I’m here to announce an important decision regarding the United States policy towards Cuba. In 1996, Congress passed the Cuban Liberty and Democratic Solidarity Act, also known as Libertad. Until Title III of that …

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Secretary Pompeo Extends For Two Weeks Title III Suspension with an Exception (LIBERTAD Act)

Secretary Pompeo Extends For Two Weeks Title III Suspension with an Exception (LIBERTAD Act) Media Note Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC April 3, 2019 Today, Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo announced his decision to continue for two weeks, from April 18 through May 1, 2019, the current suspension with an exception of the …

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United States Condemns Attacks on Interim President Guaido and National Assembly Members

United States Condemns Attacks on Interim President Guaido and National Assembly Members Press Statement Michael R. Pompeo Secretary of State Washington, DC March 26, 2019 The United States condemns the attacks on Interim President Juan Guaido’s caravan and the harassment of National Assembly deputies and members of the media. We are monitoring reports of these …

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Secretary Enacts 30-Day Suspension of Title III (LIBERTAD Act) With an Exception

Secretary Enacts 30-Day Suspension of Title III (LIBERTAD Act) With an Exception Media Note Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC March 4, 2019 Today, Secretary Pompeo reported to the appropriate Congressional committees his determination that an additional suspension for 30 days through April 17, 2019, of the right to bring an action under Title III …

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Cuba’s So-Called Referendum

Cuba’s So-Called Referendum Press Statement Michael R. Pompeo Secretary of State Washington, DC February 26, 2019 On February 24, the Cuban communist regime held what it called a “national referendum” on revisions to its constitution. No one should be fooled by this exercise, which achieves little beyond perpetuating the pretext for regime’s one-party dictatorship. The …

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Let Humanitarian Aid Into Venezuela

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release Statement by Secretary Pompeo February 23, 2019 Let Humanitarian Aid Into Venezuela Today has been a historic day. Interim President Juan Guaido, the National Assembly and the people of Venezuela have been an inspiration to the world. Hundreds of thousands of volunteers turned out …

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Recognition of Juan Guaido as Venezuela’s Interim President by Several European Countries

Recognition of Juan Guaido as Venezuela’s Interim President by Several European Countries   Press Statement Michael R. Pompeo Secretary of State Washington, DC February 4, 2019 We welcome the decision today by Austria, Czech Republic, Denmark, Germany, Estonia, Finland, France, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, and the United Kingdom to recognize …

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Representative of the Government of Venezuela to the United States

Representative of the Government of Venezuela to the United States Press Statement Michael R. Pompeo Secretary of State Washington, DC January 27, 2019 The United States accepted interim President Juan Guaido’s designation of Carlos Alfredo Vecchio as the Chargé d’Affaires of the Government of Venezuela to the United States on January 25. Mr. Vecchio will …

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Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo At a United Nations Security Council Meeting on Venezuela

Remarks – Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo  At a United Nations Security Council Meeting on Venezuela U.S. Department Of State Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release January 26, 2019 United Nations New York City, New York SECRETARY POMPEO:  Good morning.  On behalf of President Trump and the American people I first want to thank …

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Interview With Laura Ingraham of The Laura Ingraham Show Podcast

Interview With Laura Ingraham of The Laura Ingraham Show Podcast Interview Michael R. Pompeo Secretary of State Via Teleconference January 24, 2019 QUESTION: Joining us now is Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. I’m delighted he’s with us. We’re going to get the most up-to-date information from him on where this all stands, and he joins us …

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Continuing U.S. Diplomatic Presence in Venezuela

U.S. Department of State Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release STATEMENT BY SECRETARY POMPEO January 23, 2019 Continuing U.S. Diplomatic Presence in Venezuela The United States stands with interim President Juan Guaido, the democratically elected National Assembly, and the people of Venezuela as they peacefully restore constitutional order to their country. We stand ready to …

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Recognition of Juan Guaido as Venezuela’s Interim President

Recognition of Juan Guaido as Venezuela’s Interim President   Press Statement Michael R. Pompeo Secretary of State Washington, DC January 23, 2019 The United States recognizes Juan Guaido as the new interim President of Venezuela, and strongly supports his courageous decision to assume that role pursuant to Article 233 of Venezuela’s constitution and supported by …

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Secretary’s Determination of 45-Day Suspension Under Title III of LIBERTAD Act

Secretary’s Determination of 45-Day Suspension Under Title III of LIBERTAD Act Media Note Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC January 16, 2019 The Secretary of State reported on January 16, 2019, to the appropriate Congressional committees that, consistent with section 306(c)(2) of the Cuban Liberty and Democratic Solidarity (LIBERTAD) Act of 1996 (22 U.S.C. 6021 …

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An Open Letter to the Foreign Minister of the Republic of Cuba

BUREAU OF DEMOCRACY, HUMAN RIGHTS, AND LABOR December 10, 2018 December 7, 2018 His Excellency Bruno Eduardo Rodriguez Parrilla Minister of Foreign Affairs Of the Republic of Cuba Havana Dear Mr. Minister: The United States has for decades expressed profound concern regarding Cuban political prisoners. Such prisoners include those charged with pre-criminal “dangerousness,” defined as …

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Human Rights Day

U.S. Department of State Office of the Spokesperson Statement by Secretary Pompeo December 10, 2018 Human Rights Day   Seventy years ago, the UN General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Emerging from a world war that shocked humanity with its cruelty, the sovereign nations of the world united to specify those rights …

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Remarks at the General Assembly of the Organization of American States (OAS)

Remarks at the General Assembly of the Organization of American States (OAS) Mike Pompeo Secretary of State OAS Headquarters Washington, DC June 4, 2018 SECRETARY POMPEO: Thank you. Thank you, Secretary General Almagro and your team, for organizing this 48th General Assembly of the OAS. We are incredibly grateful for your leadership.It is a pleasure to …

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LGBTI Pride Month

U.S. Department Of State Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release Statement By SecretaryPompeo June 1, 2018 LGBTI Pride Month The United States joins people around the world in celebrating Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Intersex (LGBTI) Pride Month, and reaffirms its commitment to protecting and defending the human rights of all, including LGBTI persons. …

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Press Releases: On the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia

Press Releases: On the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia Press Statement Mike Pompeo Secretary of State Washington, DC May 17, 2018 The United States stands for the protection of fundamental freedoms and universal human rights. Our nation was founded on the bedrock principle that we are all created equal – and that every …

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Secretary Pompeo statement on World Press Freedom Day

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson Secretary Pompeo statement on World Press Freedom Day Washington, DC May 3, 2018 On the 25th anniversary of World Press Freedom Day, we renew our commitment to promoting and protecting a free press, which is an essential pillar of democracy. The United States values freedom of the …

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