An Unequivocal Message From the People of Venezuela

Press Statement Heather Nauert Department Spokesperson Washington, DC   July 17, 2017 The United States applauds the courage and determination of Venezuelans who exercised their rights to freedom of expression, association, and peaceful assembly in defense of their democracy on July 16. Yesterday’s vote was a massive repudiation of the proposed National Constituent Assembly, which ...
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Equipment Donation for Firefighters

Ambassador Brian A. Nichols, accompanied by Peru’s First Lady Nancy Lange and the Director of Operations for the Volunteer Firefighter Corps of Peru, Brigadier Fernando Campos, presented 30 firefighting suits and 30 pairs of boots valued at approximately $45,000 to the volunteer firefighters of El Callao, Chosica, and Santa Anita. The U.S. Southern Command Humanitarian ...
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2017 Trafficking in Persons Report

Ridding the world of human trafficking In releasing the  2017 Trafficking in Persons report , Secretary of State Rex Tillerson called  human trafficking  “one of the most tragic human rights issues of our time.” The report assesses trafficking in 187 countries, including the United States, and emphasizes the need to hold traffickers accountable and prosecute them. Senior White House adviser Ivanka Trump, ...
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