Secretary of State Rex Tillerson traveled to Austin, Texas, where he delivered a speech outlining our engagement in the Western Hemisphere, and then to Mexico City, Mexico; Bariloche and Buenos Aires, Argentina; Lima, Peru; Bogota, Colombia; and Kingston, Jamaica on February 1-7. The Secretary engaged with regional partners to promote a safe, prosperous, energy secure, and democratic hemisphere. Throughout his travel, Secretary Tillerson advocated for increased regional attention to the crisis in Venezuela.
Following the trip, State Department Spokesperson Heather Nauert held a conversation with Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs Francisco Palmieri, who provided a readout of Secretary Tillerson's recent travel to the region and discussed U.S. engagement in the Americas. Watch their conversation in the player at the top of this blog entry or on YouTube and join the discussion on Facebook.
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