Senior Biden officials to travel to Colombia, Argentina, and Uruguay to discuss threats to democracy, COVID-19, human rights

Special Assistant to President Biden and Senior Director for the Western Hemisphere Juan Gonzalez and Department of State Acting Assistant Secretary for Western Hemisphere Affairs Julie Chung will travel April 11 to 15 to Colombia, Argentina, and Uruguay to engage with government officials.

“In Bogota, they will discuss economic recovery, security and rural development, the Venezuelan migrant crisis, and Colombia’s regional climate leadership,” said NSC spokesperson Emily Horne. “In Argentina and Uruguay, they will discuss regional priorities, including addressing the challenges of the climate crisis and the COVID-19 pandemic and threats to democracy, human rights, and security in our hemisphere and around the world.”

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Simon Ateba is Chief White House Correspondent for Today News Africa. Simon covers President Joe Biden, Vice President Kamala Harris, the U.S. government, the United Nations, the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank and other financial and international institutions in Washington D.C. and New York City.

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