Statement by Secretary Pompeo on Honduras’ Independence Day

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release On behalf of the Government of the United States of America, I congratulate the people of Honduras on the 197th anniversary of your independence on September 15. The rich history of partnership and cooperation between our two nations will continue to contribute to economic ...
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Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen M. Nielsen Announcement on Temporary Protected Status for Honduras

TEGUCIGALPA – The Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen M. Nielsen has determined that termination of the Temporary Protected Status (TPS) designation for Honduras is required pursuant to the Immigration and Nationality Act. To allow for an orderly transition, she has determined to delay the effective date of the termination for 18 months. The designation will ...
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U.S.-Honduras Bilateral Human Rights Working Group

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release Delegations from the United States and Honduras held the sixth meeting of the Bilateral Human Rights Working Group on April 30 in Tegucigalpa. This latest session of the Working Group brought together high-level U.S. and Honduran government officials to collaborate on improving the human ...
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U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley Travels to Honduras and Guatemala

Ambassador Nikki Haley will travel to Honduras and Guatemala February 26 – March 1 to underscore the United States’ strong ties and partnership with those countries. Ambassador Haley will meet with government and civil society leaders to highlight U.S. partnerships in the region focusing on anti-corruption and counternarcotic efforts. In addition, she will engage with ...
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Official Statement Regarding Temporary Protected Status Renewal for Honduras

TEGUCIGALPA – After considering information from a wide variety of sources and information, Acting Secretary for Homeland Security Elaine Duke has determined additional time is necessary to obtain and assess supplemental information regarding country conditions of Honduras, and will not make a new determination on TPS for Honduras at this time, thereby automatically extending the current designation for six months. Temporary Protected Status was not intended to provide a long-term solution or ...
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Statement on Venezuela’s Illegitimate National Constituent Assembly

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release STATEMENT BY HEATHER NAUERT, SPOKESPERSON The United States considers the Venezuelan National Constituent Assembly the illegitimate product of a flawed process designed by the Maduro dictatorship to further its assault on democracy. The process was rigged from the start, from the irregular manner in ...
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U.S. Attorney General and Northern Triangle Attorney Generals meet in El Salvador

On Friday, July 28, 2017, United States Attorney General, Jeff Sessions, met with Attorney General of El Salvador, Douglas Arquímedes Meléndez Ruiz, Attorney General of Guatemala, Thelma Esperanza Aldana Hernández, and Attorney General of Honduras, Oscar Fernando Chinchilla Banegas. This meeting in El Salvador advances gains from the group’s March meeting in Washington DC, where ...
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Readout of the Vice President’s Meeting with Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez

The White House Office of the Vice President For Immediate Release The Vice President met with Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez at the inaugural Conference on Prosperity and Security in Central America in Miami, FL. On behalf of President Trump, the Vice President commended President Hernandez for his leadership in addressing security and governance challenges, ...
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Readout of the Vice President Pence’s Meeting with President Juan Orlando Hernandez of Honduras

The White House Office of the Vice President For Immediate Release The Vice President met today with President Juan Orlando Hernandez of Honduras at the White House. The Vice President recognized the important progress that Honduras has made over the past two years in fighting violent crime and corruption and strengthening citizen security, including through ...
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Statement by Secretary Tillerson on President Trump’s Speech to Joint Session of Congress

U.S. Department of State Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release As the President laid out in his address to Congress, the State Department will continue to engage to advance U.S. interests in the world in cooperation with our partners and allies. We will also continue to support policies and institutions that keep Americans safe, ...
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Statement by the President on Cuban Immigration Policy

The White House Office of the Press Secretary January 12, 2017 Today, the United States is taking important steps forward to normalize relations with Cuba and to bring greater consistency to our immigration policy. The Department of Homeland Security is ending the so-called “wet-foot/dry foot” policy, which was put in place more than twenty years ...
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Statement of Senator Patrick Leahy on Support for Attorneys General in Central America

Congressional Record Mr. LEAHY. Mr. President, the Northern Triangle countries of Central America –El Salvador, Honduras, and Guatemala– face many similar challenges. Poverty, gangs, violence, corruption, organized crime. One of these challenges is weak judicial systems. For as long as anyone can remember, judges in these countries, no matter how unqualified, have been selected through ...
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Statement by the Secretary of Homeland Security Johnson on the Resumption of Removals to Haiti

Following the tragic earthquake that struck Haiti in January 2010, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) ceased removing Haitians to Haiti. In 2011, we resumed the removals of Haitians on a limited basis, who had final orders of removal and had been convicted of a serious crime. On September 22, I announced we would resume ...
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United States, El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras Convene High Level Dialogue

WASHINGTON, DC – Building on the commitments made by Vice President Biden and Northern Triangle leaders in February 2016, the United States and the governments of El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras will meet October 19 at the U.S. Department of State for a High-Level Dialogue. Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs Thomas Shannon and ...
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Readout of Vice President Biden’s Meeting with the Presidents of El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Vice President FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The Vice President met today with President Salvador Sánchez Cerén of El Salvador, President Jimmy Morales of Guatemala, and President Juan Orlando Hernández of Honduras. The leaders discussed their progress in meeting the agreements outlined in the Blair House Communique of February 24, 2016, ...
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Message from President Obama on Independence Day

Dear Mr. President: Please accept my best wishes to you and the people of Honduras as you celebrate the 194th anniversary of the independence of the Republic of Honduras on September 15. In the last year, the United States and Honduras have worked in close partnership to address key regional priorities of the Alliance for ...
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Seven Central American Attorneys General Met with Assistant Secretary of State Brownfield

WASHINGTON, DC – Assistant Secretary of State for International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL) William R. Brownfield met on August 5, at the State Department with Attorneys General from Central America to discuss justice and law enforcement issues, as well as ongoing reform efforts, in the region. The Attorneys General of Belize, Costa Rica, ...
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Ambassador Shannon Leads Visit of U.S. Delegation to Central America

WASHINGTON, DC – Ambassador Thomas A. Shannon, Counselor of the Department of State, will lead a U.S. interagency delegation to El Salvador, Honduras, and Guatemala from July 6-11. He will be joined by Assistant Secretary of State Bill Brownfield, DHS Assistant Secretary Alan Bersin, USAID Acting Assistant Administrator Beth Hogan, and DOJ Deputy Assistant Attorney ...
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Remarks by Deputy Secretary Blinken on Election of the New Secretary General of the Organization of American States

Thank you very much, Mr. Chairman. Let me also thank you and President Perez Molina for the generous hospitality in Guatemala shown to Vice President Biden during his recent trip there. He spoke very highly of his visit and the energy and determination that he senses in the Northern Triangle of Central America. I also ...
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Op-Ed: Investing in a Secure, Stable Central America by Vice President Joe Biden

This commentary by Vice President Biden outlining the Obama administration’s commitment to Central America first appeared in The Hill on March 10. Investing in a secure, stable Central America By Vice President Joe Biden Earlier this month, I spent two days in Guatemala meeting with Central American leaders about our mutual efforts to tackle one of the ...
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Joint Statement by the Presidents of El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras, and the Vice President of the United States of America

Joint Statement by the Presidents of El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras, and the Vice President of the United States of America Regarding the Plan for the Alliance for Prosperity of the Northern Triangle The Presidents of El Salvador, Salvador Sánchez Cerén; Guatemala, Otto Pérez Molina; Honduras, Juan Orlando Hernández; and, the Vice President of the ...
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Remarks by Vice President Biden at a Plenary with Central American Leaders

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Vice President For Immediate Release National Palace of Culture Guatemala City, Guatemala THE VICE PRESIDENT: President Molina, thank you for once again hosting us all. And to all the Presidents –I’ve never been with so many Presidents at one time– to all the Presidents, including the president of the ...
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Remarks by the Special Representative for Commercial and Business Affairs Scott Nathan at the Conference for the Alliance on Prosperity

Tela, Atlantida, Honduras As Delivered Thank you very much. I am delighted to be here today to represent the Government of the United States. I want to begin by recognizing President Juan Orlando Hernandez of Honduras; thank you for inviting me to be here today not only to participate in this important event but also ...
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Special Representative for Commercial and Business Affairs Addresses First Meeting for the Alliance for Prosperity in the Northern Triangle

TEGUCIGALPA – Ambassador James Nealon and Mr. Scott Nathan, the U.S. Department of State’s Special Representative for Commercial and Business Affairs, attended a meeting of the Alliance for Prosperity in the Northern Triangle in Tela on Thursday. The meeting marked an opportunity for leaders from Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador to discuss their Plan for ...
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Op-Ed: A Plan for Central America by Vice President Joe Biden

Op-Ed Originally Published by The New York Times As we were reminded last summer when thousands of unaccompanied children showed up on our southwestern border, the security and prosperity of Central America are inextricably linked with our own. The economies of El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras remain bogged down as the rest of the Americas ...
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Op-Ed: Building a More Democratic Hemisphere by Secretary of State John Kerry

By Secretary of State John Kerry Op-Ed originally published by The Miami Herald on December 6, 2014 This week we celebrate the 20th anniversary of the first Summit of the Americas, hosted by President Clinton in Miami, a city that exemplifies the vital connections between the United States and its neighbors in the Western Hemisphere. ...
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Five Things to Know About How President Obama’s Actions Impacts Undocumented Immigrants

The President’s Immigration Accountability Executive Actions are an important step to fix our broken immigration system. Millions of undocumented immigrants who live in the shadows but want to play by the rules and pay taxes have no way to correct their immigration status under the law. That’s why the President is taking immediate action to ...
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Senior U.S. Government Officials Visit Honduras

TEGUCIGALPA – Department of State Counselor Thomas A. Shannon and Assistant Secretary of State for International Narcotics and Law Enforcement William R. Brownfield each visited Honduras this week for meetings with President Juan Orlando Hernandez and other senior officials, continuing high-level U.S. Government engagement with Honduras. In a separate visit, Lieutenant General Kenneth Tovo, Military ...
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Statement by Secretary Kerry on Honduras Independence Day

U.S. Department of State Office of the Spokesperson Washington, D.C. On behalf of President Obama and the people of the United States, I congratulate the people of Honduras on the 193rd anniversary of your independence. The United States pursues its shared priorities with the government and people of Honduras. Together, we are working to strengthen ...
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Ambassador Nealon Visits La Paz with High-Level Delegation

TEGUCIGALPA – A high level delegation from the governments of Honduras and the United States traveled to La Paz today, to see first-hand how U.S. assistance is helping reduce poverty and malnutrition in one of the departments most impacted by the current drought. U.S. Ambassador James D. Nealon and Tjada McKenna, Assistant to the USAID ...
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Secretary of the U.S. Army Visits Honduras

TEGUCIGALPA – The Secretary of the U.S. Army, Mr. John McHugh, visited Honduras on August 14. During his visit, he met with Minister of Defense Samuel Reyes and Chief of Defense Fredy Diaz Zelaya, as well as with newly arrived U.S. Ambassador James Nealon, to discuss counter-transnational organized crime training and recent humanitarian assistance operations and ...
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