Statement on risk of human trafficking near Venezuela, photo of woman on phone covering her eyes (© Dolores Ochoa/AP Images)

The risk of human trafficking for Venezuelan women [infographic]

At a conference on the Venezuelan Refugee and Migrant Crisis, a State Department official laid out the dangers to women caused by the former Maduro regime.
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Berlin Wall: From its start to its demise

The Berlin Wall stood as a symbol of the political and economic divisions splitting not only the city and Germany but also Europe itself.
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In photos: The Berlin Wall

For almost 30 years, the Berlin Wall prevented East Germans from seeking freedom in the West. See images of its beginnings and its end.
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Entrepreneur sees benefits in being an Austrian Muslim

For this immigrant entrepreneur, success is built on her Muslim faith, civic commitment and the U.S. State Department-sponsored leadership training.
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Hostages as bargaining chips: An Iranian tradition

Iran holds around a dozen dual and foreign citizens in prison on fake "national security" and "espionage" charges. It's been that way since 1979.
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Pompeo: Modern slavery has no place in the world

The U.S. government is working to eradicate human trafficking and will upgrade a key initiative to enhance its efforts at home and abroad.
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Pompeo: Attack on religious freedom anywhere is affront to freedom everywhere

U.S. leaders commemorated International Religious Freedom Day October 27 by speaking out against regimes that fail to protect this cherished human right.
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In photos: Religious freedom around the world

Freedom of religion is one of the most fundamental rights. This gallery illustrates some of the ways people around the world observe their faith.
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Pompeo: We’re doing the hard work of diplomacy

In a speech to the Heritage Foundation, the secretary underscored his commitment to work with countries to achieve successful multilateral relationships.