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

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

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

Acting Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs Michael Kozak discussed how the United States and other nations in the Americas are responding to the COVID-19 pandemic as well as the situation in Guyana vis-a-vis the contested election, the increasing authoritarian tendencies of President Bukele of El Salvador, the continued deportation of immigrants during … Continue reading April 24, 2020: Briefing on Developments in the Western Hemisphere

March 12, 2020: Sanctions Against Businesses Linked to Mexican Cartels

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo issued the following press statement announcing the designation of several businesses in Mexico under the Kingpin Act for ties to organized crime. The United States is committed to preventing and combating narcotics trafficking globally.  The U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) yesterday designated four Mexican … Continue reading March 12, 2020: Sanctions Against Businesses Linked to Mexican Cartels