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The United States condemns Venezuela’s Undemocratic Electoral Process

The Venezuelan people deserve the right to express their views and consent to governance through a free and fair democratic process that is open to all candidates. A presidential election cannot be legitimate if candidates and parties cannot freely participate.

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U.S. Ends Participation in the Global Compact on Migration

The United States supports international cooperation on migration issues, but it is the primary responsibility of sovereign states to help ensure that migration is safe, orderly, and legal.

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Chargé d’Affaires Theodore Allegra’s Welcome Remarks at Mega-Sporting Events and Human Rights

Today’s mega sporting events require extensive planning and sophisticated logistics; they are huge construction projects which pose daunting financial and transportation challenges.

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Secretary Tillerson: Efforts to Address Burma’s Rakhine State Crisis

After a careful and thorough analysis of available facts, it is clear that the situation in northern Rakhine state constitutes ethnic cleansing against the Rohingya.

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Secretary Tillerson’s Statement on Transgender Day of Remembrance

On Transgender Day of Remembrance, the United States honors the memory of the many transgender individuals who have lost their lives to acts of violence.

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Remarks on Human Rights and Religious Freedom in Sudan

The United States is eager to see Sudan make progress in a range of areas in the months and years ahead, as we work towards a new framework for bilateral engagement.

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Eighth Anniversary of the Death of Sergey Magnitskiy

We honor the memory of Sergey Magnitskiy, who died on November 16, 2009, while in custody in a Moscow prison.

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Fact Sheet: U.S. Assistance in Response to the Human Rights and Humanitarian Crisis in Burma

We are working to immediately address the human rights and humanitarian crisis in Rakhine State, strengthen Burma’s transition to democracy, expand economic opportunity, improve health and resilience of vulnerable populations, further national reconciliation, empower local communities and civil society, and strengthen respect for and protection of human rights and religious freedom.

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U.S. Statement at the Universal Periodic Review of Sri Lanka

We commend Sri Lanka’s commitment to promoting reconciliation, accountability, and human rights, and welcome progress on returning occupied lands and operationalizing the Office of Missing Persons.

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U.S. Statement at the Universal Periodic Review of Ukraine

We commend Ukraine’s reform efforts since 2014, undertaken as the country has suffered greatly from acts of Russian aggression.

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