April 24, 2020: Briefing on Developments in the Western Hemisphere

Acting Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs led a special briefing on developments in the Americas that touched on a number of topics, including the coronavirus crisis in Ecuador, a political crisis in Guyana, increased pressure on Maduro in Venezuela, and the concerning authoritarian actions of President Bekele in El Salvador. MR BROWN:  … Continue reading April 24, 2020: Briefing on Developments in the Western Hemisphere

Dominican Republic, Canada Sign Trade and Investment Memorandum

Economic ties between the Dominican Republic and Canada were front and center last Wednesday, February 26, at the headquaters of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Santo Domingo. Miguel Vargas, Minister of Foreign Affairs, and Michael Grant, Assistant Deputy Minister for Global Affairs of Canada, signed a Memorandum of Understanding on Bilateral Consultations on International … Continue reading Dominican Republic, Canada Sign Trade and Investment Memorandum

Trump Extends National Emergency Against Cuba

On February 25, President Donald Trump extended the national emergency with respect to Cuba. President Bill Clinton first declared the national emergency on March 1, 1996, after two civilian aircraft registered in the United States was shot down by the Cuban military. Both aircraft were in international waters north of Cuba when they were shot … Continue reading Trump Extends National Emergency Against Cuba