Good Governance

Mike Pompeo speaking at lectern (State Dept./Freddie Everett)

Pompeo: U.S. is committed to a hemisphere of freedom

The secretary of state emphasized that multilateral relationships in the Americas will bring democratic change to countries oppressed by authoritarianism.
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin standing at lectern (© Susan Walsh/AP Images)

U.S. sanctions target Iranian regime’s ‘brute squad’

The U.S. is hitting the Iranian regime's security forces with new sanctions. See how maximum pressure is stripping revenues that would support terrorism.
Three men seated, raising hands to vote under Venezuela government seal (© Fernando Llano/AP Images)

Why Guaidó’s role in Venezuela’s National Assembly matters

When Venezuela's National Assembly recognized Juan Guaidó as interim president, it was asserting the rule of law over Nicolás Maduro's corruption.
Illustration of people sneaking money out of large globe (State Dept./D. Thompson)

December 9 is International Anti-Corruption Day

Corruption props up dictators, weakens democracies, and drains needed revenue from the global economy. Find out just how much.
Man on elevated stand gesturing to huge crowd in the streets (© Matias Delacroix/AP Images)

Venezuelans demand democracy

Nurses, teachers and students are taking to the streets of Venezuela to fight for their democratic rights and reject the illegitimate Maduro regime.
James Baker and Michael R. Pompeo talking (State Dept./Ron Przysucha)

Pompeo: ‘Longing for freedom is … common to all of humanity’

People should never underestimate the power of people fighting for their freedom, Secretary Pompeo said in his speech "in tribute to human freedom."
Juan Guaidó in crowd of people (© Fernando Llano/AP Images)

More than 50 countries support Venezuela’s Juan Guaidó

The governments of countries around the world are formally recognizing Juan Guaidó as the interim president of Venezuela.
Illustration of terrorist draining large bag of money, leaving none for others (State Dept./Doug Thompson)

As Iranians suffer, the regime funds terror

Iran's regime spends billions of dollars supporting terrorism abroad while the Iranian people face a weakening economy and struggle to buy groceries.
Man walking through room with many monitors (© Richard Drew/AP Images)

U.S. wins record $7.5 billion award in WTO Airbus subsidies case

The World Trade Organization has granted its largest award ever to the U.S. after finding E.U. subsidies of Airbus harmed U.S. manufacturers and workers.