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Detention of Cuban Human Rights Defender José Daniel Ferrer

PRESS STATEMENT MICHAEL R. POMPEO, SECRETARY OF STATE OCTOBER 18, 2019 The U.S. government strongly condemns the Cuban regime’s unconscionable detainment of human rights defender José Daniel Ferrer, founder of the Patriotic Union of Cuba (UNPACU).  We call on the Castro regime to immediately disclose Mr. Ferrer’s location and condition, to treat him humanely, and ...
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STATEMENT BY SECRETARY MICHAEL R. POMPEO: Illegitimate Maduro Regime’s Election to the UN Human Rights Council

The UN High Commissioner report on Human Rights issued this past July documented egregious human rights abuses of the former Maduro regime in Venezuela. It is sadly no surprise that Maduro shamelessly sought a seat on the UN Human Rights Council in an effort to block any limit to his repressive control of the Venezuelan ...
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Watch out for Diversity Visa scams on the Internet

Registration for the Diversity Visa Program (DV-2021) has already begun. Be on the lookout for frauds that include payment requests. Don’t be a victim of scam or deception! The DV program does not notify you by email, nor does it request payment prior to the consular interview. Follow the official instructions here: https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/us-visas/immigrate/diversity-visa-program-entry/diversity-visa-instructions.html .
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The United States and the Holy See: Partners in Advancing Religious Freedom, Combatting Human Trafficking, and Promoting Human Rights

The United States and the Holy See: Partners in Advancing Religious Freedom, Combatting Human Trafficking, and Promoting Human Rights Fact Sheet Office of the Spokesperson October 3, 2019 Secretary Pompeo traveled to Vatican City from October 2-3, where he met with Pope Francis, Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Pietro Parolin, and Secretary for Relations with ...
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Visa Actions Against Cuban Officials Exploiting Cuban Doctors

Visa Actions Against Cuban Officials Exploiting Cuban Doctors 09/30/2019 05:27 PM EDT The State Department is imposing visa restrictions under the Immigration and Nationality Act Section 212(a)(3)(C) on Cuban officials responsible for certain exploitative and coercive labor practices as part of Cuba’s overseas medical missions program. Profiting from the work of the Cuban doctors has ...
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