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U.S. Department of State turns 230

The U.S. Department of State reaches a milestone of 230 years of diplomacy on July 27. It is America’s oldest executive agency, created in 1789 and first called the Department of Foreign Affairs. Thomas Jefferson was the first secretary of state. Today,  Secretary of State Mike Pompeo  advises the president, administers diplomatic missions and negotiates treaties with foreign entities, among other ...
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Statement by Secretary Pompeo

Statement by Secretary Pompeo Peru’s Independence Day July 28, 2019 On behalf of the Government of the United States of America, I extend my warmest congratulations to the people of Peru on the anniversary of your independence. The friendship between the United States and Peru is defined by our shared values of democracy, security, mutually ...
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Demonstration Alert – U. S. Embassy Lima, Peru – July 24, 2019

Location: Cusco Region, Peru. Event: Peru Rail and Inca Rail both report they are closing stations due to planned protests between today and tomorrow (July 24-25).  Protestors are currently marching.  Peru’s Tourist Protection Agency (Red de Protección al Turista) reports that Peruvian National Police will be protecting the route between the city of Cusco and ...
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Demonstration Alert – U. S. Embassy Lima, Peru – July 23, 2019

Demonstration Alert – U. S. Embassy Lima, Peru – July 23, 2019 Location: Arequipa, Moquegua, and Tacna regions in southern Peru. Event: iPeru and Canatur report protests against Southern Copper Corporation’s proposed Tía María mine are occurring in the Arequipa and Moquegua regions. Overland transit routes have been blocked: Arequipa to Puno Arequipa to Cusco ...
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Volcano/Ash Clouds Alert – U. S. Embassy – Moquegua, Arequipa and Tacna Regions, Peru – July 20, 2019

Volcano/Ash Clouds Alert – U. S. Embassy – Moquegua, Arequipa and Tacna Regions, Peru – July 20, 2019 Location: General Sanchez Cerro (Moquegua), Mariscal Nieto (Moquegua), Candarave (Tacna), Arequipa (Arequipa) Event:  According to Peru’s Geophysics Institute (IGP), Ubinas volcano in Moquegua Region began to erupt around 2:35 a.m. local time, on Friday, July 19. – ...
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