Peru’s Independence Day

PRESS STATEMENT ANTONY J. BLINKEN, SECRETARY OF STATE JULY 28, 2021 On behalf of the United States and the American people, I send our best wishes to the people of Peru as you celebrate the 200th anniversary of your independence. The values we share and our commitment to democracy, equitable economic growth, respect for diversity, educational ...
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Secretary Blinken’s Call with Peru President-Elect Castillo

Office of the Spokesperson July 26, 2021 The below is attributable to Spokesperson Ned Price: Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken spoke with Peruvian President-Elect Pedro Castillo and offered congratulations to the people of Peru for an electoral process indicative of a strong and vibrant democracy.  He thanked Peru for its support in addressing the ...
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Honoring Anticorruption Champions

Antony J. Blinken, Secretary of State  Around the world, corruption threatens security and stability, hinders economic growth, undermines democracy and human rights, destroys trust in public institutions, facilitates transnational crime, and siphons away public and private resources.  The Biden Administration recognizes that we will only be successful in combating these issues by working in concert ...
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Defending Democracy in Venezuela

Statement by Heather Nauert, Spokesperson February 14, 2018 We support the decision of Peru, as the host of the upcoming Summit of the Americas, to withdraw its invitation to President Maduro of Venezuela.  Peru’s decision was made with the support of the Lima Group, which upheld the high democratic standard for Summit participation. The United ...
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Criminalizing Dissent in Venezuela

Press Statement Heather Nauert Department Spokesperson Washington, DC August 30, 2017   The United States condemns the call by Venezuela’s illegitimate Constituent Assembly for trials of the political opposition, including members of the democratically-elected legislature, on charges of treason and alleged involvement in Venezuela’s economic crisis. Venezuela’s economic situation is the result of the misguided ...
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