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Humanitarian Assistance for Mexico and Central America

PRESS STATEMENT ANTONY J. BLINKEN, SECRETARY OF STATE SEPTEMBER 21, 2022 The United States is providing nearly $200 million in additional humanitarian assistance through international organizations and NGO partners in Mexico and Central America, bringing our total humanitarian assistance for the region since FY 2018 to more than $594 million. Our assistance will support the humanitarian and protection needs of refugees, ...
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FACT SHEET: At United Nations General Assembly, President Biden Announces $2.9 Billion in Additional Funding to Strengthen Global Food Security

Today, in his address to the 77th session of the United Nations General Assembly President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. announced over $2.9 billion in new assistance from the U.S. Government to address global food insecurity. President Biden’s announcement builds on the $6.9 billion in U.S. government assistance to support global food security already committed this ...
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U.S. Military Provides Medical Care in Honduras

SOTO CANO AIR BASE, Honduras – Approximately 20 U.S. service members from Joint Task Force-Bravo (JTF-Bravo), based out of Soto Cano Air Base near Comayagua, Honduras, and under the U.S. Southern Command (U.S. SOUTHCOM), will conduct a Global Health Engagement mid-September. The medical engagement will take place in the department of Choluteca, Honduras. Global Health ...
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Honduras National Day

Antony J. Blinken, Secretary of State SEPTEMBER 15, 2022 On behalf of the Government of the United States, I congratulate Hondurans on their very special 201st Independence Day. With the historic inauguration of President Xiomara Castro in January, the U.S.-Honduras relationship entered a productive new phase.  We now collaborate more closely than ever to address ...
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Under Secretary Lago to Lead Trade Mission to Central America

WASHINGTON – Under Secretary of Commerce for International Trade Marisa Lago will lead a trade mission of 32 U.S. companies to Central America from August 18-22 to promote U.S. exports in the region and strengthen bilateral commercial relations. The Central America Trade Mission and Business Conference will bring together U.S. businesses with pre-screened distributors, sales ...
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U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sotomayor Addresses Latin American Judges at Justice Department’s Judicial Studies Institute

Monday, July 11, 2022 Today at the Judicial Studies Institute (JSI) in San Juan, Puerto Rico, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor addressed virtually 24 judges from Colombia, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Mexico, and Panama as part of a Department of Justice (DOJ) training program for Western Hemisphere judiciaries. Justice Sotomayor stressed the importance of ...
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FACT SHEET: President Biden Announces the Americas Partnership for Economic Prosperity

JUNE 08, 2022 At the opening ceremony of the Summit of the Americas, President Biden will announce the Americas Partnership for Economic Prosperity, a historic new agreement to drive our hemisphere’s economy recovery and growth, and deliver for our working people. Accounting for 31.9 % of global GDP, the Western Hemisphere is one of the ...
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The Government of the United States of America Donates 249,210 Pfizer Vaccines Doses and 42,000 Dilution Vials in the Fight against COVID-19

Tegucigalpa – On June 7, 2022, the United States donated 249,210 safe and effective Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine doses and 42,000 dilution vials to the people of Honduras. This donation was made possible through the COVAX mechanism and is part of the global effort by the Biden Administration to save lives and end the COVID-19 pandemic. ...
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Readout of Vice President Harris´ Call with President Castro of Honduras

MAY 27, 2022 • STATEMENTS AND RELEASES Vice President Kamala Harris today spoke with President Xiomara Castro of Honduras.  President Castro updated the Vice President on actions she has taken to advance Honduras’ democracy and economy since the Vice President attended her historic inauguration in January 2022.  The Vice President and President Castro discussed deepening ...
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The Government of the United States of America Donates 250,380 Pfizer Vaccines Doses and 42,000 Dilution Vials in the Fight against COVID-19

Tegucigalpa, M.D.C. – The embassy of the United States of America en Tegucigalpa announces a new donation to Honduras by the U.S. Government of 250,380 doses of Pfizer vaccines against COVID-19 and 42,000 vials of diluents.  The donation will arrive in shipments on May 5, 6, and 10.  This donation is part of the global ...
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U.S.-Honduras Strategic Dialogue

MEDIA NOTE OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON APRIL 26, 2022 Yesterday in Washington, DC, Under Secretary of State for Civilian Security, Democracy, and Human Rights Uzra Zeya and Honduran Foreign Minister Enrique Reina launched the United States-Honduras Strategic Dialogue.  Vice President Kamala Harris proposed this Strategic Dialogue during her meeting with President Xiomara Castro on January 27, ...
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The U.S. Government Donates 504,00 Pediatric Syringes and 220,000 Vials of Dilution to Honduras

Tegucigalpa, M.D.C. – The Embassy of the United States of America in Tegucigalpa, Honduras announces a new donation of 504,000 pediatric syringes and 220,000 dilution vials to Honduras. This donation is part of the global efforts of the Biden-Harris Administration to save lives and defeat the COVID-19 pandemic in Honduras and the world. The United ...
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Statement by Secretary Mayorkas on CDC’s Title 42 Order Termination

Release Date: April 1, 2022 WASHINGTON – Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro N. Mayorkas released the following statement in response to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) determination that it will, effective May 23, 2022, terminate its Title 42 public health Order. Pursuant to its Title 42 authority, the CDC has, since March ...
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The U.S. Government Donates 349,830 Doses of COVID-19 Vaccines to Honduras

Tegucigalpa, M.D.C. – The Embassy of the United States of America in Tegucigalpa announces the donation, promised by Vice President of the United States Kamala Harris during her January 27 visit, will be delivered to Honduras in three shipments between March 16 and 18. The U.S. government’s first donation this year includes 349,830 doses of ...
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Remarks by President Biden on Russia’s Unprovoked and Unjustified Attack on Ukraine

February 24, 2022 East Room 1:43 P.M. EST THE PRESIDENT:  Sorry to keep you waiting.  Good afternoon.  The Russian military has begun a brutal assault on the people of Ukraine without provocation, without justification, without necessity. This is a premeditated attack.  Vladimir Putin has been planning this for months, as I’ve been — as we’ve ...
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Statement by President Biden on Russia’s Unprovoked and Unjustified Attack on Ukraine

FEBRUARY 23, 2022 The prayers of the entire world are with the people of Ukraine tonight as they suffer an unprovoked and unjustified attack by Russian military forces. President Putin has chosen a premeditated war that will bring a catastrophic loss of life and human suffering. Russia alone is responsible for the death and destruction ...
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The Government of the United States of America donates 18 ultra-low temperature freezers to Honduras for the fight against COVID-19.

Tegucigalpa, M.D.C. – The Embassy of the United States of America in Tegucigalpa, Honduras is pleased to announce a donation of 18 ultra-low temperature freezers in support of the efforts of the Ministry of Health in the fight against COVID-19. This donation from the U.S. government is made possible through the Office of Security Cooperation ...
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U.S. Actions against Former Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez for Corruption

The United States’ commitment to fighting corruption and promoting democracy, rule of law, and accountability in support of the people of Central America is ironclad. We believe these issues are key to a brighter future for Central America. To advance this priority, we are declassifying and publicizing the inclusion of former Honduran President Juan Orlando ...
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Remarks by Vice President Harris and President Xiomara Castro of the Republic of Honduras Before Bilateral Meeting

Presidential Palace Tegucigalpa, Honduras PRESIDENT CASTRO:  (As interpreted.)  Madam Vice President.  I wanted to tell you, Madam Vice President, that it was the right decision sending me on the tour because it opened dialogue, it created that peace of sitting down with different sectors, and to be very clear that President Biden’s government — his ...
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Readout of Vice President Harris’s Meeting with President Castro of Honduras

Vice President Kamala Harris met today with Honduran President Xiomara Castro, which was President Castro’s first meeting with a foreign leader following her inauguration. They discussed deepening our cooperation across a broad range of issues, including addressing the root causes of migration, combatting corruption, and expanding economic opportunity. Vice President Harris welcomed the opportunity to engage ...
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President Biden Announces Presidential Delegation to the Republic of Honduras to Attend the Inauguration of Her Excellency Xiomara Castro

President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. today announced the designation of a Presidential Delegation to the Republic of Honduras to attend the Inauguration of Her Excellency Xiomara Castro on January 27, 2022, in Tegucigalpa, Honduras. The Honorable Kamala Harris, Vice President of the United States of America, will lead the delegation. Members of the Presidential Delegation: ...
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Administrator Samantha Power on New H-2B Visa Allocations for Northern Central America and Haiti

Statement Monday, December 20, 2021 The  decision  of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, in consultation with the U.S. Department of Labor, to reserve 6,500 H-2B temporary nonagricultural worker visas for Guatemalans, Hondurans, Salvadorans, and Haitians is the right move at the right time. The United States is committed to addressing the root causes of irregular ...
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Readout of Vice President Kamala Harris’s Call with Presumptive Honduran President-Elect Xiomara Castro

DECEMBER 11, 2021 Yesterday, Vice President Kamala Harris called and congratulated Xiomara Castro on her historic victory as Honduras’ first female president.  They discussed their shared interest in addressing the root causes of migration, including by increasing economic opportunity, combatting corruption, addressing security threats, and improving access to health and education.  They committed to working ...
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STATEMENT BY SECRETARY ANTONY J. BLINKEN

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release  STATEMENT BY SECRETARY ANTONY J. BLINKEN November 30, 2021 The Election in Honduras The United States congratulates the people of Honduras on their election and Xiomara Castro on her historic victory as Honduras’ first female president. We look forward to working with the next ...
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The United States makes a new Donation of 250,040 doses of Moderna Vaccines against COVID-19 to Honduras

October 28, 2021 The U.S. Embassy in Tegucigalpa, Honduras is pleased to announce a donation from the government of the United States of 250,040 doses of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine to the people of Honduras. This additional donation of vaccine doses is part of the global effort of the Biden-Harris Administration to fight the COVID-19 ...
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United States Department of Justice Task Force to Combat Corruption in Central America

United States Department of Justice Task Force to Combat Corruption in Central America The U.S. Department of Justice is committed to investigating and prosecuting corruption and money laundering affecting the people of Central America, and to finding, recovering and repatriating assets that have been stolen through the abuse of public office and illicitly laundered into or through the United States. If you have information about criminal proceeds that ...
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The United States Makes a New Donation of 106,470 Doses of Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine to Honduras

October 7, 2021  The U.S. Embassy in Tegucigalpa, Honduras is pleased to announce a donation from the government of the United States of 106,470 doses of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine to the people of Honduras.  The vaccine doses arrived in the Honduran capital on October 6 and 7, 2021.    This new donation is in addition to United States’ donation of 81,900 doses of Pfizer vaccines on October 1 and 250,000 Moderna vaccines October 4, both of which ...
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The United States makes a new Donation of 250,000 doses of Moderna Vaccines against COVID-19 to Honduras

October 4, 2021 The U.S. Embassy in Tegucigalpa, Honduras is pleased to announce a donation from the government of the United States of 250,000 doses of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine to the people of Honduras.  The vaccine doses arrived in the Honduran capital on October 4  2021.   This new donation is in addition to the 81,900 doses of Pfizer vaccines donated to Honduras on October 1, which also came from ...
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The United States Makes a New Donation of 81,900 Doses of Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine to Honduras

October 1, 2021 The U.S. Embassy in Tegucigalpa, Honduras is pleased to announce another donation from the government of the United States of 81,900 doses of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine to the people of Honduras through COVAX. The vaccine doses are arriving in the Honduran capital on October 1, 2021. This additional donation of vaccine ...
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STATEMENT BY SECRETARY ANTONY J. BLINKEN

Honduran Independence Day September 15, 2021 On behalf of the Government of the United States and the American people, I congratulate the people of Honduras on this very special 200th anniversary of independence. The United States and Honduras enjoy a long history of collaboration and are closely connected by culture, geography, family ties, and trade. ...
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The United States Makes a New Donation of Nearly 89,000 Doses of Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine to Honduras

September 3, 2021 The U.S. Embassy in Tegucigalpa, Honduras is pleased to announce another donation from the government of the United States of nearly 89,000 doses of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine to the people of Honduras. These are arriving on multiple flights in the Honduran capital on September 3 and 9, 2021. This additional donation ...
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The United States Makes a New Donation of Nearly 100,000 Doses of Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine to Honduras

August 25, 2021 The U.S. Embassy in Tegucigalpa, Honduras is pleased to announce another donation from the government of the United States of nearly 100,000 doses of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine to the people of Honduras. This additional donation of vaccines is part of the global effort of the Biden-Harris Administration to fight the COVID-19 ...
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The United States Makes a New Donation of 1.5 Million Doses of Vaccines against COVID-19 to Honduras

July 22, 2021 The U.S. Embassy in Tegucigalpa, Honduras is pleased to announce another donation from the government of the United States of 1.5 million doses of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine to the people of Honduras. This second large donation of vaccines is part of the global effort of the Biden-Harris Administration to fight against ...
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U.S. Releases Section 353 List of Corrupt and Undemocratic Actors for Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador

PRESS STATEMENT ANTONY J. BLINKEN, SECRETARY OF STATE JULY 1, 2021 The United States is committed to improving social, economic, and political conditions in Central America because U.S. security and prosperity is tied to the success of our regional partners. Actions that undermine the rule of law and democracy in Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador, and their repercussions on the lives ...
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353 Corrupt and Undemocratic Actors Report

Report to Congress on Foreign Persons who have Knowingly Engaged in Actions that Undermine Democratic Processes or Institutions, Significant Corruption, or Obstruction of Such Corruption in El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras Section 353(b) of the Department of State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs Appropriations Act, 2021 (Div. FF, P.L. 116-260) Consistent with Section 353(b) of the ...
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The United States Donates 1.5 Million Doses of COVID-19 Vaccine to Honduras

San Pedro Sula – The U.S. Embassy in Tegucigalpa, Honduras announces the donation by the United States Government of 1.5 million doses of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine as part of the Biden-Harris Administration’s global efforts to fight the COVID-19 pandemic. The donated doses of vaccine will arrive via COVAX in San Pedro Sula on Sunday, ...
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English Transcript of Press Engagement with Administrator Power -June 13, 2021, San Pedro Sula, Honduras

Administrator Power: … I would summarize that day for you. I visited the Rivera Hernández Outreach [Center], in one of the city’s toughest neighborhoods, where I met with young people who have been taken in by that great anchor institution. In an area where the center’s director, Pastor Arnold Linares, said that as many as ...
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Inaugural Address by President Joseph R. Biden, Jr.

The United States Capitol 11:52 AM EST THE PRESIDENT: Chief Justice Roberts, Vice President Harris, Speaker Pelosi, Leader Schumer, Leader McConnell, Vice President Pence, distinguished guests, and my fellow Americans. This is America’s day. This is democracy’s day. A day of history and hope. Of renewal and resolve. Through a crucible for the ages America ...
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CDC Expands Negative COVID-19 Test Requirement to All Air Passengers Entering the United States

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is expanding the requirement for a negative COVID-19 test to all air passengers entering the United States. Testing before and after travel is a critical layer to slow the introduction and spread of COVID-19. This strategy is consistent with the current phase of the pandemic and more efficiently ...
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USAID Deploys Disaster-Assistance Response Team in Response to Central America Hurricanes, Allocates $17 Million in Additional Humanitarian Aid

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) is deploying a Disaster-Assistance Response Team (DART) to respond to back-to-back hurricanes in Central America, where Hurricane Iota made landfall yesterday as a powerful Category 4 storm just two weeks after Hurricane Eta hit the same region. USAID’s DART is leading the U.S. Government’s response to these storms. ...
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Message for U.S. Citizens: Absentee Voting Week is October 1-8, 2022

Absentee Voting Week is October 1-8, 2022. Be an Active Voter by taking the necessary steps to vote in the 2022 U.S. elections and participating in Absentee Voting Week! In some states voter registration and ballot request deadlines for the November 2022 are as early as October 5th.  Whether you are a first-time voter or ...
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Ambassador Laura F. Dogu Remarks on “An Inclusive Democracy: Participation of Marginalized Groups in Honduras”

We are all the same.  It is a principle that I truly believe in my heart.  No one should feel more than another person and no one should be seen as less under any circumstances.  Unfortunately, this is not a reality.  We live in a world where we doubt someone’s ability just because they have ...
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Remarks from Ambassador Laura F. Dogu on Human Smuggling Regional Meeting

Murder, rape, kidnapping, extortion, robbery, forced prostitution, human trafficking. Distinguished prosecutors and law enforcement officers from Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, and Panama and colleagues from the United States Department of Justice, Department of State, and Department of Homeland Security. These are some of the crimes that you prevent with your ...
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