During Caribbean-American Heritage Month, the U.S. honors America’s long-shared history with the Caribbean and celebrate the Caribbean Americans who have enriched the nation.
The United States welcomes the long over-due release of Joshua Holt and his wife, Thamara, who were unjustly imprisoned in Venezuela.
The United States condemns the fraudulent election that took place in Venezuela on May 20.
This month marks the celebration of Cuban independence won by patriots who wished for individual freedom and the right of self-determination.
The U.S., declared Secretary Mnuchin, “is committed to holding those accountable who violate the trust of the Venezuelan people, and [we] will continue to block attempts to abuse the U.S. financial system.”
Thanks in large part to mismanagement by the government of President Nicolas Maduro, Venezuela is in an economic and political crisis.
In a number of developing countries, democracy is in decline.
Speaking at the Organization of American States, Vice President Mike Pence quoted the Charter of the OAS: “Representative democracy is an indispensable condition for stability, peace and development.”
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and his Mexican counterpart, Foreign Secretary Luis Videgaray, met to discuss bilateral and regional issues, including the North American Free Trade Agreement.
Peaceful demonstrations in Nicaragua turned violent, when police and pro-government groups cracked down on protesters, reportedly leaving at least 26 dead.
The State Department’s recently published 2017 report on human rights conditions in Cuba describes the Cuban regime’s lack of respect for the rights of the Cuban people.
The human rights "reports are a natural outgrowth of our values as Americans,” said John Sullivan, who was serving as Acting Secretary of State at the time of the Reports’ rollout.