Patriot Day 2018, a Proclamation by the President of the United States of America

On Patriot Day, we honor the memories of the nearly 3,000 precious lives we lost on September 11, 2001, and of every hero who has given their life since that day to protect our safety and our freedom.  We come together, today, to recall this timeless truth:  When America is united, no force on Earth can break ...
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Under Secretary Shannon’s Travel to Ecuador, Colombia, and Chile

Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs Thomas A. Shannon, Jr. will travel to Ecuador, Colombia, and Chile February 25-March 3.  The Under Secretary will underscore long-standing U.S. support for bilateral priorities and reaffirm U.S. engagement to promote a safe, prosperous, and democratic hemisphere. In Quito, Ecuador on February 25-27, Under Secretary Shannon will meet ...
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Message from Secretary Tillerson

Statement by Secretary TILLERSON August 10, 2017 On behalf of the United States, best wishes to the Ecuadorian people on the anniversary of the First Cry for Independence. Since we established bilateral relations 169 years ago, our nations have enjoyed deep and growing ties. We have stood with the Ecuadorian people during trying times, and ...
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Venezuela’s Illegitimate National Constituent Assembly

Press Statement Heather Nauert Department Spokesperson Washington, DC August 3, 2017 The United States considers the Venezuelan National Constituent Assembly the illegitimate product of a flawed process designed by the Maduro dictatorship to further its assault on democracy. The process was rigged from the start, from the irregular manner in which the election was decreed ...
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Defending Democracy in Venezuela

Press Statement Heather Nauert Department Spokesperson Washington, DC July 30, 2017 The United States condemns the elections imposed on July 30 for the National Constituent Assembly, which is designed to replace the legitimately elected National Assembly and undermine the Venezuelan people’s right to self-determination. The United States stands by the people of Venezuela, and their ...
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Deputy Assistant Secretary for Western Hemisphere Affairs visited Ecuador

On August 5, Michael J. Fitzpatrick, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Western Hemisphere Affairs visited Ecuador as part of a regional tour.  He is in charge of issues related to the Andean region, Brazil and the Southern Cone. During his stay, he met with authorities from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Interior and ...
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