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2019-05-19

Joint Statement from the United States of America and the Kingdom of Bahrain

The Kingdom of Bahrain, in partnership with the United States, will host the “Peace to Prosperity” economic workshop in Manama on June 25 and June 26, 2019. This workshop is a pivotal opportunity to convene government, civil society, and business leaders to share ideas, discuss strategies, and galvanize support for potential economic investments and initiatives that could be made possible by a peace agreement.

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2019-05-17

Treasury Works with Government of Mexico Against Perpetrators of Corruption and their Networks

Washington – Today, the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) designated a Mexican magistrate judge and a former Mexican governor due to their involvement in corruption activities. OFAC designated Mexican magistrate judge Isidro Avelar Gutierrez pursuant to the Foreign Narcotics Kingpin Designation Act (Kingpin Act) because of his actions on behalf of the Cartel de Jalisco Nueva Generacion

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OPIC Acting President and CEO to Lead Delegation to the Caribbean

Washington, D.C. – Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC), the U.S. Government’s development finance institution, Acting President and Chief Executive Officer David Bohigian will travel to the Bahamas, Jamaica, Haiti, the Dominican Republic, and St. Lucia from May 19 – 22.

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2019-05-16

Caribbean-United States Security Cooperation Dialogue

The text of the following joint statement was issued by the governments of the Caribbean states and the United States on the Tenth Anniversary of the Caribbean Basin Security Initiative, following the Caribbean-United States Security Cooperation Dialogue in Washington, DC on May 16, 2019.

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USAID Administrator Mark Green’s Visit to the Republic of Panamá

U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Mark Green visited Panamá City, Panamá on May 15. The Administrator met with the Foundation for the Refugee Education Trust (RET), a USAID partner that is helping to strengthen the resilience of schools in Panamá

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Implementation of the Sergei Magnitsky Rule of Law Accountability Act

Today the State Department submitted to Congress the sixth annual report on the U.S. government’s actions to implement the Sergei Magnitsky Rule of Law Accountability Act (“Russia Magnitsky Act”).

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Secretary Pompeo’s Call with Omani Sultan Qaboos bin Sa’id Al Sa’id

Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo spoke yesterday with Omani Sultan Qaboos bin Sa'id Al Sa'id. The Secretary thanked the Sultan for Oman’s enduring partnership with the United States, as well as its continued engagement and dialogue on the region’s most challenging issues.

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Treasury Targets Additional Individuals Involved in the Sergei Magnitsky Case and Gross Violations of Human Rights in Russia

Action Further Exposes Those Involved in the Death of Sergei Magnitsky and Its Cover-up, and Highlights the Systemic Human Rights Abuses in Chechnya
Washington – Today, the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) designated five individuals and one entity pursuant to the Sergei Magnitsky Rule of Law Accountability Act of 2012 (the Magnitsky Act).

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Remarks at a UN Security Council Meeting on G5 Sahel

Mr. President, the last six months in the Sahel have been concerning. The security situation continues to deteriorate. Radical elements have pushed intercommunal violence to an all-time high. The massacre in Ogossagou points towards a potential epidemic of intercommunal violence throughout the region.

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2019-05-15

USAID Administrator Mark Green’s Participation in a Press Availability Following MoU Signing with Ecuadorian Foreign Minister José Valencia Amores

ADMINISTRATOR GREEN: Thank you, thank you, Foreign Minister, for those kind words. Ladies and gentlemen, civil society leaders, officials from Ecuador, officials from the U.S. Embassy, more importantly, friends. It's good to see you all in this spectacular building. I would like an office like this, but I don't think that the White House would permit me. It's a beautiful, beautiful place.

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