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20 Apr 2018 description

MS NAUERT: Good afternoon, everyone. Thank you so much for coming, especially on a Friday. Today the State Department released the 2017 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices. Promoting freedom – promoting and defending human rights and fundamental freedoms are central to who we are as a country, and the United States will continue to support those around the world struggling for human dignity and liberty.

28 Oct 2016 description

The text of the following statement was released by the Governments of Mexico and the United States of America on the occasion of the 8th Annual U.S.-Mexico Bilateral High Level Dialogue on Human Rights.

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Today the Mexican Ministry of Foreign Affairs hosted the 8th annual Bilateral High Level Dialogue on Human Rights between Mexico and the United States.

04 Jun 2016 description

Strategic Assessment

The global terrorist threat continued to evolve rapidly in 2015, becoming increasingly decentralized and diffuse. Terrorist groups continued to exploit an absence of credible and effective state institutions, where avenues for free and peaceful expression of opinion were blocked, justice systems lacked credibility, and where security force abuses and government corruption went unchecked.

25 Sep 2015 description

Posted by John D. Feeley

Everyday life for many Central American families is grim. Violence is rampant, the economic situation is bleak, and governments are grappling with corruption, weak institutions and overwhelming demand for basic services. As a result, many average Hondurans, Guatemalans and Salvadorans choose to make the long and dangerous journey to the United States as undocumented migrants in search of a better life.

26 Sep 2012 description

In honor of the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves’ second anniversary, the United States is pleased to announce that total investment in support of the Alliance and clean cookstoves has reached up to $114 million. This investment represents a nearly $10 million increase over the past year and will help the Alliance achieve its goal of enabling 100 million homes to adopt clean and efficient stoves and fuels by 2020.

08 Apr 2011 description

Mexico, with a population of approximately 112 million, is a federal republic composed of 31 states and a federal district, with an elected president and bicameral legislature. President Felipe Calderon of the National Action Party was elected in 2006 to a six-year term in generally free and fair multiparty elections. The country continued its fight against organized crime, which involved frequent clashes between security forces and drug traffickers.

21 Aug 2007 description

Ky Luu, Director, Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance, U.S. Agency for International Development; Michele Bond, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Overseas Citizen Services

Washington, DC August 21, 2007

MR. GALLEGOS: Good afternoon. I want to thank you all for coming. Today we have Mr. Ky Luu, the Director of the Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance for the U.S.

04 Oct 2006 description

Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance aims to reduce impact of disasters

By Scott Miller

14 Jul 2006 description

Private funds will support reconstruction, aid to children

By Lauren Monsen, Washington File Staff Writer

Washington - The chief executive officers (CEOs) of four U.S. corporations jointly announced on July 13 that their firms would distribute $3.8 million in grants to assist the victims of the 2005 Atlantic hurricane season, which devastated the Central America and Mexico region.


29 Jun 2006 description

"Building back better" advocated for reducing effects of storms, aid officials say

25 Oct 2005 description

Working with Mexican government to evacuate tourists

The Mexican government and the Red Cross are leading efforts to provide assistance to victims of Hurricane Wilma in Mexico, but the U.S. government also is helping, says the U.S. Department of State.

In a fact sheet issued October 24, the State Department said the U.S. response is in the early stages, as flooding has hindered damage assessments. Personnel from the State Department and the U.S.

07 Apr 2004 description

Mexicans saved in "unprecedented" U.S.-Mexican rescue effort

By Eric Green, Washington File Staff Writer

Washington -- The U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Agency announced that its agents rescued 14 Mexicans trapped by floodwaters near Piedras Negras, Mexico, following a request for help from the Mexican government.

In an April 5 statement, the CBP said the "unprecedented bi-national search-and-rescue effort" conducted the previous day by the United States and Mexico saved 14 people after torrential rains flooded the Piedras Negras area.