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US Department of State: Pompeo’s Call with Bolivian President-elect Arce
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US Department of State: Pompeo’s Call with Bolivian President-elect Arce

Washington, DC (STL.News) The below is attributable to Principal Deputy Spokesperson Cale Brown: Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo spoke today with Bolivian President-elect Luis Arce. Secretary Pompeo congratulated President-elect Arce on his victory in Bolivia’s October 18 national elections.  The Secretary and the President-elect discussed opportunities to build on the U.S.-Bolivian bilateral relationship, including through enhanced economic cooperation, as well as U.S. support for Bolivia’s efforts to address COVID-19. STL.News References: US Department of State Bolivia
US Department of State: Congratulations to Bolivia’s President-Elect Luis Arce
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US Department of State: Congratulations to Bolivia’s President-Elect Luis Arce

WASHINGTON, DC (STL.News) Michael R. Pompeo, Secretary Of State released the following statement: The United States congratulates Bolivian President-elect Luis Arce and Vice President-elect David Choquehuanca, whom the Bolivian people chose in their October 18 national elections.  We recognize Supreme Electoral Tribunal President Salvador Romero and all of Bolivia’s electoral authorities for overseeing this credible process, along with the hard work and peaceful conduct of Bolivian voters, political parties, civil society, and the security forces.  The United States looks forward to working with the new, democratically elected government on matters of mutual interest. CLICK to VIEW SOURCE
U.S. & Concerned Nations Stand Together for Democratic Change in Venezuela
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U.S. & Concerned Nations Stand Together for Democratic Change in Venezuela

Washington, DC (STL.News)  Michael R. Pompeo, Secretary of the US Department of State released the following statement: Today the United States joins democracies around the world to reiterate our support for Venezuela’s democratic forces as they defend the rights of the Venezuelan people.  The joint declaration calls for a transitional government that will hold free and fair presidential and parliamentary elections. Amidst flagrant human rights abuses and violent coercive tactics, the illegitimate Maduro regime is attempting systematically to destroy Venezuela’s ability to conduct free elections.  International standards for free and fair elections are not even close to being met. This joint declaration demonstrates we are not alone in our resolve to strengthen support for a transitiona...
US Department of State: Bolivia’s Independence Day
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US Department of State: Bolivia’s Independence Day

Washington, DC (STL.News) Michael R. Pompeo, Secretary of the US Department of State released the following statement: On behalf of the Government of the United States and the American people, I congratulate the people of Bolivia on the 195th anniversary of your independence. The United States and Bolivia have long shared important cultural and economic ties, and this past year marked a positive turning point for the relationship between our two countries.  We commend Bolivians for defending their democracy, and pledge our support as Bolivia prepares for free, fair, and transparent elections that will reflect the will of the Bolivian people.  We will also continue to work together in responding to the shared challenge of COVID-19. We embrace the renewed relations between us and look for...
U.S. Response to OAS Report on New Elections in Bolivia
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U.S. Response to OAS Report on New Elections in Bolivia

Washington, DC (STL.News) The US Department of State released the following statement: We commend the professional work of the Organization of American States (OAS) technical mission which found numerous troubling irregularities with Bolivia’s October 20 elections. We fully support the OAS and Bolivian calls for new elections and a new Electoral Tribunal that can ensure free and fair elections that reflect the will of the Bolivian people. In order to restore credibility to the electoral process, all government officials and officials of any political organizations implicated in the flawed October 20 elections should step aside from the electoral process. We urge the OAS to send a mission to Bolivia to oversee the new electoral process and to ensure that the new Electoral Tribunal is trul...
Statement by US Department of State: Bolivia’s Independence Day
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Statement by US Department of State: Bolivia’s Independence Day

Washington DC (STL.News) - The US Department of State released the following statement: On behalf of the Government of the United States, I (MICHAEL R. POMPEO) congratulate the people of Bolivia on the 194th anniversary of their independence. The United States and Bolivia share a long-standing relationship with common aspirations.  We appreciate the strong ties between our countries and our shared aspiration to enhance prosperity and security for our people through bilateral trade and citizen-to-citizen exchanges.  The United States will continue to support the Bolivian people’s active participation in their democracy and their commitment to democratic values.  We remain open to strengthening cooperation based on mutual benefit and respect.