Category - Hemispheric challenges

#TheWardPost Biden Administration and Caribbean Biden-Harris administration Hemispheric challenges Rep. Greg Meeks

Meeks calls for Obama era relations with Cuba, diplomatic talks with Venezuela, COVID vaccines for Caribbean neighbors

Meeks calls for Obama era relations with Cuba, diplomatic talks with Venezuela, COVID vaccines for Caribbean neighbors Ambassador Curtis A. Ward (06 May 2021) — In a speech reflecting the diversity of issues in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) which must be prioritized by the Biden administration, Rep. Gregory Meeks (D-NY) called on the Biden-Harris Administration to return to the level of diplomatic relations achieved by former president Barack Obama with Cuba; to engage in...

#TheWardPost CARICOM Hemispheric challenges Jamaica-Venezuela OAS and Venezuela U.S.-Venezuela

OAS votes make diplomatic solution for Venezuelan crisis more difficult

OAS votes make diplomatic solution for Venezuela crisis more difficult Ambassador Curtis A. Ward The vote in the OAS General Assembly (OASGA) in Medellin, Colombia (June 26-28) to accredit the designee of the National Assembly of Venezuela is a retrograde step for the OAS.  It further erodes any slender possibility the OAS had to play an impartial role in seeking a negotiated settlement of the Venezuelan crisis. This latest vote is yet another in a series of divisive and controversial votes in...

#TheWardPost Hemispheric challenges International peace and security U.S.-Russia

Horse trading in Sochi

Horse trading in Sochi Ambassador Curtis A. Ward (13 May 2019) — Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s trip to Sochi, Russia (05/14/2019) to meet with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and President Vladimir Putin to discuss what the State Department identified as the “full range of bilateral and multilateral challenges” comes at a time of when global instability touches practically every continent. The agenda is packed with security and geopolitical issues of global concerns...

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Reps. Engel and McCaul offer holistic approach to Central American migration problems

Reps. Engel and McCaul offer holistic approach to Central American migration problems Ambassador Curtis A. Ward (10 May 2019) –In a bipartisan effort to deal with the increasing pressures from out-of-control migration from Central American countries El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras, House Foreign Affairs Chairman Rep. Eliot Engel (D-NY) and Ranking Member Rep. Michael McCaul (R-TX) jointly introduced legislation to address a broad range of issues in Central American countries. The...