May 3rd is World Press Freedom Day, a day of observance was established by the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization to raise awareness of the importance of press freedom,
Maduro’s government has delayed gubernatorial elections that were to be held last year derailed a recall referendum against his government, and jailed, threatened or otherwise is seeking to silence the political opposition.
The United States “echoe[s] the Venezuelan people’s calls for prompt elections, respect for the constitution and the National Assembly, and freedom for political prisoners.”
Landmines and unexploded munitions have rendered millions of hectares of land unusable.
Venezuela is officially a multi-party, constitutional republic, but since the turn of the century, President Hugo Chávez and then his successor, Nicolás Maduro, concentrated power in the executive branch.
This month, the U.S. government donated to the Government of Mexico security forces nearly $900,000 of specialized personal protective equipment.
The Cuban people continue to suffer serious human rights abuses under the authoritarian rule of Raul Castro.
This first visit to Central America as Secretary of Homeland Security provided an opportunity to discuss key initiatives on stemming illegal migration, combating human smuggling and trafficking, anti-corruption efforts and law enforcement cooperation.
The United States is in the midst of its most severe drug epidemic since the 1980s.
Illicitly used Synthetic drugs are chemically produced psychoactive substances that mimic the effects of illegal narcotics, which have been altered just enough to avoid classification as illegal.
President Donald Trump called on the Venezuelan government to release opposition leader and political prisoner Leopoldo Lopez.
U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Director of Homeland Security John Kelly recently traveled to Mexico to discuss U.S.-Mexico relations.