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July 24, 2018
Interview

Well. And, again, our money doesn't-- in most cases, flow through those governments. And we work with trusted voices and we're constantly testing and auditing what it is that we do. So I think we are making a difference. And, there's clearly more that can be done, I think more that needs to be done. But, you know, I think it's an important crossroads moment for many of these countries. There's some important decisions that need to be made. So, I think you have -- as you look at the Western hemisphere -- you have what Vice President Pence referred to as the "Hemisphere of Freedom." And you have countries like Colombia, and you have countries like Brazil, which are trying to create -- to crack down on corruption, in the case of a country like Brazil -- in the case of Colombia, trying to crack down on the problem of coca.

July 23, 2018
Media Advisory

USAID Administrator Mark Green will deliver the closing remarks at the second day of the Ministerial to Advance Religious Freedom on Wednesday, July 25.

July 20, 2018
Interview

And so, that's why today I'm announcing the United States intends to provide an additional $6.5 million in assistance to support a prosperous, safe, and free Western Hemisphere, and this is in addition to the money that we announced just days ago, when I was in Colombia. This new funding includes $5 million in U.S. assistance we intend to provide to help Venezuelans in Colombia. This new funding brings the total of U.S. humanitarian and development assistance to help Venezuelans in the region to more than $60 million since Fiscal Year 2017.

This assistance is providing urgent food and medical assistance to Venezuelans and also helping communities in Colombia, Brazil, and Ecuador respond to the influx of migrants going into those countries, crossing the border. This assistance will also include $1.5 million to continue to support freedom and democracy in Nicaragua. The United States is the only remaining donor working on democracy and human rights in Nicaragua, and so we know and take seriously our responsibility as a lifeline for civil society organizations, human rights defenders, emerging leaders, and independent media who are currently under threat by the Ortega government.

July 20, 2018
Fact Sheet

During a meeting with members of the local Nicaraguan, Venezuelan, and Cuban communities in Miami today, USAID Administrator Mark Green announced that the U.S. Government intends to provide an additional $6.5 million in development assistance to support a more prosperous, safe, and free Western Hemisphere.

July 19, 2018
Interview

 Well, I think President Trump and Vice President Pence have been very clear in their support for freedom in the hemisphere, the importance of human rights, the importance of democracy.   So, we've simply been taking their message everywhere that we go. You know, I'm a believer. This is what I believe in. This is natural to me. This is, I think, is core to our mission.  Among other things, we believe in citizen-responsive, citizen-centered governance is the key to be able to rise, is the key to being able to grow economically.

July 18, 2018

First off, the relationship, as I see it, between the U.S. and Colombia, as you just heard and the Chargé is absolutely right, there is no more important relationship in this hemisphere. I think the U.S.-Colombia relationship is historic. I think it is vitally important today, and I think it will be just as important in the years ahead. It will change and evolve, and that's good. I think that obviously there is work to be done here, but there is also work to be done here that we can do with Colombia elsewhere. I like to refer to it as "force projection in development." And I just got done speaking to a number of new members of Congress, and that's part of what I talked to them about, was to challenge them that we need to partner more closely for the work that needs to be done throughout the hemisphere. The U.S. and USAID can talk about things all we want to; Colombia is proof of model. They can show what can be done with tough reforms, tough choices, and the kinds of things that they have been doing.

July 18, 2018

My friends, though I come from the United States, as I look around me, I see so much that is friendly and familiar.  Our countries may sit more than 4,200 kilometers apart border to border, but in every important way you are so very close, joined together in heritage, values, and most importantly their hopes for the future.  Colombians have helped shape the very fabric of American society. When U.S. students study literature, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Gabo, is assigned reading. The generation of my countrymen has grown up watching John Leguizamo on stage, listening to Shakira on the radio, and seeing Sofia Vergara on T.V.

July 18, 2018
Media Advisory

USAID Administrator Mark Green will travel to Miami July 19 - 20.  On Thursday, the Administrator will tour the headquarters of the Office of Cuba Broadcasting. He will also visit a USAID relief-supply warehouse to review U.S. disaster-preparedness efforts in the region.

July 17, 2018
Readout

Today, U.S. Agency for International Development Administrator Mark Green met with Colombian President-elect Ivan Duque in Bogota. Administrator Green congratulated the President-elect on his recent election victory, and reaffirmed USAID's commitment to its strong partnership with Colombia.

July 17, 2018

We're going to move on to the next discussion and what I think will be an incredibly important conversation. We are honored today to be joined by the administrator of USAID, Mark Green.

July 17, 2018
Readout

On Monday, United States Agency for International Development Administrator Mark Green met with President of Colombia Juan Manuel Santos in Bogota. The Administrator thanked President Santos for his enduring commitment to strengthening the strong partnership between the United States and Colombia during his term in office. Administrator Green highlighted Colombia as a key partner, whose development success is a model for the region. In recognition of the enduring partnership between USAID and Colombia, President Santos awarded USAID the Order of the Boyaca, the highest honor the Colombian government grants to foreign governments.

July 16, 2018
Media Advisory

U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Assistant Administrator for Europe and Eurasia Brock Bierman will travel to Tbilisi, Georgia for the 5th Global Summit of the Open Government Partnership July 16-19, 2018, as head of the U.S. delegation.

July 16, 2018
Remarks

I am here because the United States is committed to helping Venezuelans. I am here because we are committed to supporting the Government of Colombia and our partners to respond to this man-made humanitarian crisis. And as I think we know, it is a crisis that is affecting the entire region.

July 16, 2018
Fact Sheet

U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Mark Green today announced that the United States is providing more than $6 million in additional humanitarian assistance to support Colombia's efforts to respond to an influx of people who are fleeing the man-made crisis in Venezuela. With this new funding, U.S. humanitarian and development assistance for displaced Venezuelans now totals nearly $56 million, since Fiscal Year 2017.

July 13, 2018

On July 10, Power Africa, a U.S. Government-wide initiative coordinated by the United States Agency for International Development, signed a formal partnership with The Babcock & Wilcox Company (B&W). Headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina, B&W focuses on advanced energy and environmental technologies and services for power, industrial, and renewable markets.

July 12, 2018
Media Advisory

Administrator Green will travel to Colombia July 14 - July 18. The Administrator will go to the Colombian border with Venezuela to visit U.S.-supported health clinics, and meet with newly arrived Venezuelans, thousands of whom are crossing into Colombia every day. While in Colombia, he will also visit USAID-funded projects that support rural development and licit economic opportunities that promote a sustainable, inclusive peace.

July 6, 2018
Media Advisory

Power Africa Coordinator Andrew M. Herscowitz will travel to Ohio and Michigan with a U.S. Government Interagency team, from July 9 to 12, to visit a number of U.S. companies and facilities, many of which are current Power Africa partners.

June 27, 2018
Media Advisory

USAID Assistant Administrator for Europe and Eurasia Brock Bierman will travel to Adair, Oklahoma on June 28. He will speak at an event with Trécé Incorporated, as part of a public-private partnership between USAID, the Government of Georgia, and Trécé Incorporated that provides critical agricultural assistance to Georgia.

June 27, 2018

Today, at the World Gas Conference in Washington, D.C., the U.S. Agency for International Development's Power Africa Coordinator launched the Gas Roadmap to 2030 for sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). The Roadmap outlines a plan for achieving up to 16,000 megawatts of additional gas-fired power generation in SSA by 2030.

June 26, 2018

Vice President Mike Pence announced today in Brazil nearly $10 million in additional humanitarian assistance for Venezuelans who have fled their country due to the man-made crisis there.

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