Imperial Valley News
Lima, Peru - U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Assistant Secretary for International Affairs and Chief Diplomatic Officer Alan Bersin and Peru’s Deputy Superintendent of the National Tax Administration (SUNAT) Iván Luyo signed an agreement Friday establishing a Trade Transparency Unit (TTU).
Washington, DC - The United States condemns the recent sentencing to prison of Cuban citizens Vladimir Morera Bacallao and Jorge Ramirez Calderon for peaceful protest. Mr. Morera Bacallo was sentenced to four and a half years in prison for hanging a sign outside his home; Mr. Ramirez Calderon was sentenced to two and a half years in prison for joining a peaceful protest asking for improved sanitary conditions and water in his community.
Sacramento, California - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments:
U.S.-Georgia Strategic Partnership Commission Working Group on People-to-People and Cultural Exchanges
Washington, DC - The U.S.-Georgia Strategic Partnership Commission's (SPC) Working Group on People-to-People and Cultural Exchanges met on November 13 in Washington to advance cooperation in the areas of public outreach, education, health, and cultural and sports exchanges. The meeting builds on the November 2 plenary session of the SPC hosted in Washington by Deputy Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Assistant Secretary Victoria Nuland during the visit of Vice Prime Minister and Foreign Minister of Georgia Giorgi Kvirikashvili.
Washington, DC - Representatives of the United States and Cuba signed a joint statement on environmental cooperation today at the Department of State in Washington, D.C. The statement is a framework document that will facilitate and guide U.S.-Cuba cooperation – both governmental and non-governmental – on a range of environmental issues including coastal and marine protection, the protection of biodiversity including endangered and threatened species, climate change, disaster risk reduction, and marine pollution.
Washington, DC - Secretary of State John Kerry will travel to Paris, France, on November 30 to join President Obama for the opening of COP-21 in Paris.