Timeline of the Crisis in Peru / Cronología de la Crisis en Perú

November 3: President Vizcarra says opposition lawmakers who control Congress are "playing with democracy" as they move forward with another impeachment trial to oust him from office. Elections are scheduled for April 11, 2021. Vizcarra cannot and is not attempted to remain in office beyond his term. November 9: 105 members of Congress vote to … Continue reading Timeline of the Crisis in Peru / Cronología de la Crisis en Perú

June 8, 2020: Public Designation of Gustavo Adolfo Alejos Cambara of Guatemala Due to Involvement in Significant Corruption

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced the designation of former Guatemalan Presidential Chief of Staff Gustavo Adolfo Alejos Cambara for his involvement in significant corruption. The International Commission against Impunity in Guatemala (CICIG) described Alejos Cambara's alleged crimes in greater detail in press release on August 5, 2019. Today, I am announcing the public designation … Continue reading June 8, 2020: Public Designation of Gustavo Adolfo Alejos Cambara of Guatemala Due to Involvement in Significant Corruption

Guatemalan President Calls for Support from Rich Nations as Central America Faces Difficult Future

President Alejandro Giammattei of Guatemala delivered a fiery speech at an event hosted by the Central American Bank for Economic Integration (BCIE). He laid the blame for climate change affecting Central America at the advanced industrialized nations and called on the rich nations to "create a wall of prosperity in Central America" or face "hoards … Continue reading Guatemalan President Calls for Support from Rich Nations as Central America Faces Difficult Future

July 8, 2020: Secretary Michael R. Pompeo at a Press Availability

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo delivered remarks and answered questions from reporters on a wide-range of topics including Mexican President Andres Lopez Obredor's meeting with President Donald Trump and travel between the United States and other countries in the Western hemisphere facing significant outbreaks of COVID-19. The transcript below was edited to only include issues … Continue reading July 8, 2020: Secretary Michael R. Pompeo at a Press Availability

July 1, 2020: Entry into Force of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo issued the following press statement marking the entry into force of the USMCA. Today marks a landmark achievement for the countries of North America to increase manufacturing and investment in our region.  On July 1, the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) came into force, fulfilling President Trump’s promise to modernize and … Continue reading July 1, 2020: Entry into Force of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement