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

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

February 28, 2020: Public Designation of the Former Governor of the Mexican State of Nayarit, Roberto Sandoval Castañeda, Due to Involvement in Significant Corruption

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo issued the following press statement announcing the designation of Roberto Sandoval as well as his immediate family due to corruption during his time as governor of Nayarit. The US Treasury Department issued a similar declaration in May 2019. Today, I am announcing the public designation of the former governor of … Continue reading February 28, 2020: Public Designation of the Former Governor of the Mexican State of Nayarit, Roberto Sandoval Castañeda, Due to Involvement in Significant Corruption

January 29, 2020: President Trump Initiates a New Chapter in Trade Policy by Signing into Law the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo issued the following statement following President Donald Trump signing the new trade agreement between the United States, Mexico, and Canada. Today, the President of the United States signed into law the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), initiating a new chapter in U.S. trade policy.  Mexico and the United States have now … Continue reading January 29, 2020: President Trump Initiates a New Chapter in Trade Policy by Signing into Law the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement