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First Lady Melania Trump and Secretary Mike Pompeo Present “International Women of Courage” 2019 awards

First Lady Melania Trump joined Secretary of State Mike Pompeo today in Washington in presenting the International Women of Courage Award to Razia Sultana of Bangladesh, Naw K’nyaw Paw of Burma, Moumina Houssein Darar of Djibouti, Mama Maggie of Egypt, Colonel Khalida Khalaf Hanna al-Twal of Jordan, Sister Orla Treacy of Ireland, Olivera Lakic of ...
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Peruvian Flor de María Vega Zapata among winners of International Women of Courage Award

On Thursday, March 7, Secretary of State Pompeo will host the Annual International Women of Courage (IWOC) Awards at the U.S. Department of State to honor 10 extraordinary women from around the world. First Lady of the United States Melania Trump will deliver special remarks at the ceremony. Now in its 13th year, the Secretary ...
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Ambassador Urs celebrates International Women’s Day in Tacna

U.S. Ambassador to Peru Krishna R. Urs hosted a reception at the Tacna Binational Center (Centro Cultural Peruano Norteamericano de Tacna) to celebrate International Women’s Day.  Tacna Provincial Mayor Julio Medina Castro, Tacna Binational Center President of the Board of Directors Mauricio Pérez-Wicht San Román, “Thunderbird for Good” Director for Latin America Cindy Yeager, and ...
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United States Provides Additional Humanitarian Aid to Venezuelans Who Have Fled Their Country

Today, Vice President Pence announced that the United States is providing nearly $56 million in additional humanitarian assistance to support the regional response for the nearly 3.4 million Venezuelans who have fled Venezuela due to the political and economic crisis caused by Nicolas Maduro. This assistance complements the aid that the United States and its ...
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The United States Sanctions Governors of Venezuelan States Aligned with Maduro

Today, the United States took action against four governors aligned with the illegitimate Maduro regime who prevented desperately needed international humanitarian assistance from entering Venezuela and/or engaged in corruption to the detriment of the Venezuelan people, in some cases involving human rights violations. Sanctions were imposed on the governors of the states of Zulia: Omar ...
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