Washington, DC - Como representantes de la comunidad internacional, reconocemos que las comunidades religiosas de todas las tradiciones pueden ser poderosas fuerzas pacíficas para el bien en el mundo. Instamos a todos los gobiernos a respetar el derecho humano de las personas a tener creencias o no tenerlas, y a practicar una fe o ninguna. Celebramos el bien de la religión, que se manifiesta en incontables actos desinteresados de servicio, compasión y caridad en todo el mundo, y condenamos los aberrantes actos perpetrados en nombre de la religión.

Miami, Florida - The United States Friday extradited Andres Felipe Arias Leiva, who served as Colombia’s Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development from 2005 to 2009, to face a prison sentence in that country based on a 2014 conviction by the Supreme Court of Colombia for two offenses committed while Arias served in public office.

Baltimore, Maryland - A Maryland woman pleaded guilty to theft of government money and aggravated identity theft, announced Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Richard E. Zuckerman of the Justice Department’s Tax Division and United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Robert K. Hur.

Sacramento, California - Loretta Darlene Stewart-Cabrera, also known as Loretta Dexter, 54, of Sacramento, pleaded guilty to wire fraud and money laundering, U.S. Attorney McGregor W. Scott announced.

Sacramento, California - Governor Gavin Newsom issued the following statement following confirmation that the Trump administration will not print a citizenship question on the 2020 Census form:

Imperial, California - The Fourth of July is one of the most highly anticipated holidays of the year. It’s a day for picnics, barbecues and fireworks. But it has a more significant meaning. It is when we celebrate, and remember America’s hard-won independence from British rule.