Statement from the Press Secretary on Nicaragua

The United States strongly condemns the ongoing violence in Nicaragua and human rights abuses committed by the Ortega regime in response to protests. After years of fraudulent elections and the regime’s manipulation of Nicaraguan law – as well as the suppression of civil society, opposition parties, and independent media – the Nicaraguan people have taken ...
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Statement by Secretary Pompeo: Peruvian National Day

On behalf of the Government of the United States, I congratulate the people of Peru on the anniversary of your independence. Our people share a long-standing friendship that is at the core of our excellent bilateral relationship. Today, we celebrate your country’s rich history, cultural diversity, and democratic values. We look forward to continuing to ...
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New era of partnership

USAID Administrator Mark Green, Prime Minister César Villanueva, Minister of Finance David Tuesta, and the Executive Director of DEVIDA, Carmen Masías, celebrated a “New Era of Partnership” between the United States and Peru in countering narco-trafficking.  The celebration marked by the start of two new USAID public-private partnerships (one to support the coffee sector and ...
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Acting Secretary of State John J. Sullivan On the Release of the 2017 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices

MS NAUERT: Good afternoon, everyone. Thank you so much for coming, especially on a Friday. Today the State Department released the 2017 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices. Promoting freedom – promoting and defending human rights and fundamental freedoms are central to who we are as a country, and the United States will continue to ...
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Acting Secretary Sullivan Travel to Lima, Peru to Participate in the Summit of the Americas

Statement By Heather Nauert, Spokesperson April 10, 2018 Acting Secretary of State John J. Sullivan will travel to Lima, Peru from April 11-14 to accompany Vice President Mike Pence at the Eighth Summit of the Americas. During the Summit, the United States will promote priorities of mutual interest to the region, including supporting democracy; addressing the ...
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Presidential Transition Reaffirms Strength of Democracy in Peru

March 23, 2018 The United States looks forward to working with President Martín Vizcarra following the constitutional transfer of power. We will continue advancing our bilateral relationship based on our shared values of democracy, security, mutually beneficial trade, and respect for human rights. The United States is pleased to work with Peru at the April ...
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Statement from the Press Secretary on President Donald J. Trump’s Upcoming Visit to Latin America

March 10, 2018 President Donald J. Trump will travel to Peru next month to attend the Summit of the Americas in Lima and will meet with Peruvian President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski. Following the President’s participation at the summit, he will travel to Colombia to meet with President Juan Manuel Santos. The trip will be the President’s ...
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Readout of President Donald J. Trump’s Call with President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski of Peru

March 7, 2018 President Donald J. Trump spoke today with President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski of Peru to discuss the strong partnership between our two countries. President Trump underscored the need for countries in the region to work together to restore democracy in Venezuela, and the two leaders discussed the upcoming Summit of the Americas, which ...
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Secretary Tillerson’s meeting with Foreign Minister Aljovín

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Peruvian Foreign Minister Lucia Cayetana Aljovin Gazzani February 5, 2018 Ministry of Foreign Affairs Lima, Peru MODERATOR:  (Via interpreter)  Good afternoon (inaudible) declaration of Minister of Foreign Affairs of Peru Cayetana Aljovin. FOREIGN MINISTER ALJOVIN:  (Via interpreter)  Welcome, press.  Thank you for being here with us today.  I just ...
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Secretary Tillerson to Travel to Austin, Mexico City, Bariloche, Buenos Aires, Lima, Bogotá, and Kingston

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will travel to Austin, Texas, and then to Mexico City, Mexico; Bariloche and Buenos Aires, Argentina; Lima, Perú; Bogotá, Colombia; and Kingston, Jamaica on February 1-7. The Secretary will engage with regional partners to promote a safe, prosperous, energy secure, and democratic hemisphere. Throughout his travel, Secretary Tillerson will ...
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Sports Envoy Dean Karnazes Travels to Peru

Ultramarathon legend Dean Karnazes will travel to Peru, January 6–15, as a U.S. Department of State Sports Envoy .  Karnazes will engage Peruvian communities, including some of the country’s top runners, senior sports and youth officials, blind athletes, and indigenous people. In Lima, Karnazes will share his expertise with the Pan American Games committee as it plans ...
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Statement by President Trump on Jerusalem

THE PRESIDENT: Thank you. When I came into office, I promised to look at the world’s challenges with open eyes and very fresh thinking. We cannot solve our problems by making the same failed assumptions and repeating the same failed strategies of the past. Old challenges demand new approaches. My announcement today marks the beginning ...
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Remarks at the Engaging Men and Boys in Preventing Violence Against Women and Children Event

John J. Sullivan Deputy Secretary of State George C. Marshall Center Washington, DC December 4, 2017 Thank you, Ambassador Kozak. Good morning, everyone. Thank you for being here today. I’m delighted to be here, honored to be able to speak before you. Each year on November 25th, we commemorate the International Day for the Elimination ...
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Statement By Secretary Tillerson on the Latest DPRK Missile Launch

November 28, 2017 The United States strongly condemns North Korea’s launch of what is likely an intercontinental ballistic missile into the Sea of Japan, indiscriminately threatening its neighbors, the region and global stability. The DPRK’s relentless pursuit of nuclear weapons and the means to deliver them must be reversed. Together the international community must continue ...
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Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation 2018

The United States Embassy in Lima invites Peruvian cultural institutions to submit proposals to the 2018 Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation contest, which opens two calls for proposals this year:  one for projects requesting funds between $24,000 and $174,000, and another for projects that request funds from $200,000 to $979,000.  Each call has its own ...
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Lima Group’s Declaration on Venezuela

STATEMENT BY HEATHER NAUERT, SPOKESPERSON October 27, 2017 The United States welcomes the Lima Group’s leadership in addressing the deteriorating situation in Venezuela. The Lima Group’s recent declaration in Toronto – including its support for the provision of humanitarian assistance for the Venezuelan people, condemnation of electoral abuses and call for electoral reform including a ...
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National Hispanic Heritage Month

During National Hispanic Heritage Month, we celebrate the accomplishments of Hispanic Americans who have helped shape our great Nation.  We are grateful for the many contributions Hispanic American men and women make to our society and the vibrancy they weave into our American culture. From America’s earliest days, Hispanic Americans have played a prominent and ...
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2017 Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex (LGBTI) Pride Month

Press Statement Rex W. Tillerson Secretary of State Washington, DC June 7, 2017 In recognition of LGBTI Month, the Department of State affirms its solidarity with the human rights defenders and civil society organizations working around the world to uphold the fundamental freedoms of LGBTI persons to live with dignity and freedom. We also recognize ...
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Ambassador Nichols announces more humanitarian aid

Ambassador Brian A. Nichols announced new humanitarian assistance from the United States Agency for International Development’s Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA) to benefit 6,000 residents of La Libertad and Lambayeque regions of Peru. The Ambassador stated, “We are proud to collaborate in these efforts.  Our countries are allies and we stand together.”  He made ...
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Readout of President Donald J. Trump’s Call with President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski of Peru

President Donald J. Trump spoke today with President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski of Peru to address the deteriorating political and economic crisis in Venezuela. President Trump underscored that the United States will work together with Peru in seeking to improve democratic institutions and help the people of Venezuela. President Kuczynski expressed his gratitude for President Trump’s ...
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Readout of the President’s Meeting with President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski of Peru

President Donald J. Trump met today with President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski of Peru to discuss ways to deepen the close collaboration between the United States and Peru.  President Trump underscored the continued United States commitment to expanding trade and investment ties with Peru and others in the Asia-Pacific region. The leaders reiterated the two countries’ ...
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U.S. Embassy Replaces Security Message to U.S. Citizens

Lima, 6 de marzo del 2013.- La Embajada de los Estados Unidos en Lima informa que la alerta de seguridad emitida el 13 de febrero del 2013 sobre una potencial amenaza de secuestro contra ciudadanos estadounidenses en el Cusco, ha sido reemplazada por un nuevo mensaje. Este nuevo mensaje levanta la restricción sobre los viajes ...
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United States deports ex-Peruvian police officer wanted in Peru for weapons trafficking

LIMA, 15 de febrero de 2013 — El ex oficial policial peruano, Héctor Antonio Llontop Novoa (51), requerido en el Perú por tráfico de armas, fue entregado a las autoridades en Lima por el Servicio de Inmigración y Control de Aduanas de los Estados Unidos (ICE) tras su captura en Stockton, California. En julio del ...
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