Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-VT)

Wednesday, March 5, 2014 - 00:00
As one of Venezuela's most important trading partners, and as a nation whose people take note of the well-being and basic rights of other peoples in our hemisphere and beyond, the United States has an interest in ensuring that human rights are not violat
Wednesday, February 12, 2014 - 00:00
A solid majority of Americans from every region and across party lines supports normalizing relations with Cuba.
Tuesday, February 11, 2014 - 00:00
It is time to recognize that U.S. policy toward Cuba has been unsuccessful in achieving any of its objectives.
Monday, October 28, 2013 - 00:00
Mr. President, I want to express my thanks to the governments of Colombia, Cuba and Norway, and to the International Committee of the Red Cross and the Reverend Jessie Jackson, for their efforts to secure the release yesterday of American citizen, Kevin S
Wednesday, September 18, 2013 - 00:00
I urged the MCC, the Department of State, and the Government of El Salvador, prior to a final decision to provide the funds for a second compact, to do more to address these problems which is necessary for the rule of law and economic growth in that coun
Thursday, September 12, 2013 - 00:00
It begins the last phase of discussions between the United States and El Salvador on the compact which, if finally agreed to and funded, could result in investments totaling $277 million from the United States and $85 million from El Salvador.
Wednesday, March 20, 2013 - 00:00
There is much at the Organization of American States that needs to be reformed, but the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, IACHR, is not among them. Yet that is what the Government of Ecuador and some other Latin American governments purport to be
Wednesday, May 9, 2012 - 00:00
I am speaking about the actions of Ecuador's President Rafael Correa and officials in his government to silence independent broadcasters and publishers and watchdog organizations ...
Tuesday, July 12, 2011 - 00:00
There is no more important responsibility of government than upholding the rule of law. The urgent necessity of the message that would be sent to all the people of El Salvador by bringing the perpetrators of these crimes to justice cannot be overstated.
Thursday, March 31, 2011 - 00:00
Violent crime and smuggling have skyrocketed, impunity is the norm, and reports indicate that many people in Guatemala feel less safe today than even during the 30-year internal armed conflict.