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Assistant Secretary's Remarks

2008
--12/08/08  Scenesetter: Pathways to Prosperity in the Americas Ministerial in Panama, December 10, 2008; Thomas A. Shannon, Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs; Foreign Press Center Briefing; Washington, DC -- Official Transcript -- Video
--12/05/08  U.S. Diplomacy in the Americas: A Conversation with the Diplomatic Corps; Thomas A. Shannon, Assistant Secretary for Western Hemisphere Affairs; U.S. Chamber of Commerce; Washington, DC
--10/22/08  Remarks En Route to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico; Secretary Condoleezza Rice; En Route to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
--09/24/08  Discussion of the New York Leaders Meeting; Daniel Sullivan, Assistant Secretary of State for Economic, Energy and Business Affairs; Foreign Press Center Briefing; New York, New York -- Official Transcript
--08/20/08  Summit Promotes Security, Prosperity, Democracy; Thomas A. Shannon, Assistant Secretary for Western Hemisphere Affairs; Op-Ed; The Miami Herald
--07/17/08  Venezuela: Looking Ahead; Thomas A. Shannon, Assistant Secretary for Western Hemisphere Affairs; Statement before the Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere of the House Foreign Affairs Committee; Washington, DC
--07/02/08  Policy Podcast: Merida Initiative
--07/01/08  The Merida Initiative: Our Partnership Moves Forward; Thomas A. Shannon, Assistant Secretary for Western Hemisphere Affairs; Foreign Press Center Briefing; Washington, DC
--06/23/08  EU Lifts Restrictive Measures on Cuba; Thomas A. Shannon, Jr., Assistant Secretary for Western Hemisphere Affairs; Roundtable with Spanish Press; Washington, DC
--06/10/08  U.S. Diplomacy in the Americas; Thomas A. Shannon, Jr., Assistant Secretary for Western Hemisphere Affairs; Remarks at a Breakfast Discussion Hosted by the Center for Hemispheric Policy; Coral Gables, Florida 
--05/20/08  A Day of Solidarity with the Cuban People; Thomas A. Shannon, Assistant Secretary for Western Hemisphere Affairs; Foreign Press Center Briefing; Washington, DC
--05/08/08  Central America and the Merida Initiative; Thomas A. Shannon, Assistant Secretary for Western Hemisphere Affairs; Statement Before the House Committee on Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere; Washington, DC
--04/18/08  Discussion on the Security and Prosperity Partnership; Thomas A. Shannon, Assistant Secretary for Western Hemisphere Affairs; Association of American Chambers of Commerce in Latin America and Council of the Americas; Washington, DC
--04/03/08  Building an Enduring Engagement in Latin America ; Thomas A. Shannon, Jr., Assistant Secretary for Western Hemisphere Affairs; Americas Society, Council of the Americas; New York, NY
--03/14/08  Press Availabilty in Santiago, Chile; Thomas A. Shannon, Assistant Secretary for Western Hemisphere Affairs; Ambassador's Residence; Santiago, Chile
--03/05/08  With Castro Stepping Down, What's Next for Cuba and the Western Hemisphere? ; Thomas A. Shannon, Assistant Secretary for Western Hemisphere Affairs ; Statement Before the Subcommittee on Western Hemisphere of House of Representatives; Washington, DC
--02/12/08  Policy Podcast: Update on Western Hemisphere Affairs; Thomas A. Shannon, Assistant Secretary for Western Hemisphere Affairs ; Interview With Department Spokesman Sean McCormack; Washington, DC
--02/07/08  U.S. Obligations under the Merida Initiative; Thomas A. Shannon, Assistant Secretary for Western Hemisphere Affairs; Statement Before the House Foreign Relations Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere; Washington, DC
--01/30/08  Roundtable With Journalists on Secretary Rice's Trip to Colombia in Support of the Colombia Free Trade Agreement; Thomas Shannon, Assistant Secretary for Western Hemisphere Affairs, and Daniel Sullivan, Assistant Secretary for Economic, Energy And Business Affairs; Washington, DC
--01/23/08  Advance Briefing of the Secretary's Trip to Colombia
--01/22/08  The Western Hemisphere: 2007 in Review and Looking Ahead to 2008; Thomas A. Shannon, Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs; Foreign Press Center Briefing; Washington, DC

2007
--12/13/07  U.S. Embassy Brasilia Press Conference; Thomas Shannon, Assistant Secretary for Western Hemisphere Affairs; Brasilia, Brazil
--11/16/07  The Merida Initiative: U.S.-Mexico-Central America Security Cooperation; Thomas A. Shannon, Assistant Secretary for Western Hemisphere Affairs; Foreign Press Center On-The-Record Briefing; Washington, DC
--11/15/07  Merida Initiative; Thomas A. Shannon, Assistant Secretary for Western Hemisphere Affairs; Testimony Before the Senate Committee On Foreign Relations; Washington, DC
--11/14/07  Merida Initiative; Thomas A. Shannon, Assistant Secretary for Western Hemisphere Affairs; Testimony Before the House Committee on Foreign Affairs; Washington, DC
--10/30/07  Round Table of Deputy Secretary With Journalists; John D. Negroponte, Deputy Secretary of State; Mexico City, Mexico
--10/24/07  On-The-Record Briefing with Secretary of Commerce Carlos M. Gutierrez and Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs Thomas A. Shannon On Cuba Policy; Carlos Gutierrez, Secretary of Commerce; Washington, DC
--10/22/07  The Mexico/Central America Security Cooperation Package; Thomas Shannon, Assistant Secretary for Western Hemisphere Affairs; On-The-Record Briefing Via Conference Call; Washington, DC
--09/20/07  The Americas: Dynamic Change in the 21st Century; Thomas A. Shannon, Assistant Secretary for Western Hemisphere Affairs; Remarks at the Miami Herald Americas Conference; Miami, Florida
--07/18/07  Addressing Transnational Threats in Central America: Partnership and Shared Responsibility; Thomas A. Shannon, Assistant Secretary for Western Hemisphere Affairs; Opening Remarks at the First U.S.-SICA Dialogue on Security; Guatemala City, Guatemala
--07/11/07  Press Briefing in Montevideo, Uruguay; R. Nicholas Burns, Under Secretary for Political Affairs; Sheraton Hotel; Montevideo, Uruguay
--07/06/07  Special Briefing on Upcoming White House Conference on the Americas; Thomas A. Shannon, Assistant Secretary for Western Hemisphere Affairs; Washington, DC
--07/05/07  Policy Podcast: Western Hemisphere; Thomas Shannon, Assistant Secretary for Western Hemisphere Affairs; Washington, DC
--06/14/07  Remarks About CARICOM; Tom Shannon, Assistant Secretary for Western Hemisphere Affairs; Washington, DC
--05/09/07  Press Availability With Ecuadorian Media Outlets; John D. Negroponte, Deputy Secretary of State; Press Availability With Ecuadorian Media Outlets: Newspapers El Comercio, El Universo, La Hora, and Expreso, and Vistazo Magazine; Quito, Ecuador
--05/02/07  Building the Americas Consensus; Thomas A. Shannon, Assistant Secretary for Western Hemisphere Affairs; Remarks at the 37th Annual Washington Conference on the Americas; Washington, DC
--03/11/07  Press Gaggle by Special Assistant Fisk and Assistant Secretary Shannon; Thomas A. Shannon, Assistant Secretary for Western Hemisphere Affairs ; United States Embassy, Bogotá, Colombia; And aboard Air Force One, En route Guatemala City, Guatemala
--03/07/07  Assistant Secretary Shannon Hosts "Ask the White House"; Thomas A. Shannon, Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs; Washington, DC
--03/07/07  Briefing on the President's Trip to Latin America ; Thomas A. Shannon, Assistant Secretary for Western Hemisphere Affairs; Press Roundtable; Washington, DC
--03/01/07  Vision and Foreign Assistance Priorities for the Western Hemisphere; Thomas A. Shannon, Assistant Secretary for Western Hemisphere Affairs; Testimony Before the House of Representatives Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere Committee on Foreign Affairs; Washington, DC
--02/22/07  Briefing on the Secretary's Travel to Canada ; Thomas A. Shannon, Assistant Secretary for Western Hemisphere Affairs; Washington, DC
--02/13/07  Press Conference Following Travel to Brazil and Argentina; R. Nicholas Burns, Under Secretary for Political Affairs; Washington, DC
--02/05/07  Roundtable With Latin American Journalists on Travel to Brazil and Argentina; R. Nicholas Burns, Under Secretary for Political Affairs; Washington, DC
--01/26/07  Coffee Break at the State Department; Thomas Shannon, Assistant Secretary for Western Hemisphere Affairs; Bureau of Public Affairs; Washington, DC
--01/23/07  Remarks at the Center for Strategic and International Studies; Thomas Shannon, Assistant Secretary for Western Hemisphere Affairs; Washington, DC

2006
11/06/06 VIDEO--ACE Panel Discussion: Celebration of the Western Hemisphere
--12/13/06  Press Roundtable With Assistant Secretary Thomas Shannon; Thomas Shannon, Assistant Secretary for Western Hemisphere Affairs; Washington, DC
--12/12/06  Remarks at the Council of Americas; Thomas Shannon, Assistant Secretary for Western Hemisphere Affairs; New York, New York
--10/02/06  Importance of Free Press in the Americas; Thomas A. Shannon, Assistant Secretary for Western Hemisphere Affairs; Remarks at the Inter-American Press Association Meeting; Mexico City, Mexico
--09/14/06  Why The Americas Matter; Thomas A. Shannon, Assistant Secretary for Western Hemisphere Affairs; 4th Annual Killam Public Lecture; Ottawa, Canada
--08/23/06  U.S. Policy Toward Cuba; Thomas Shannon, Assistant Secretary for Western Hemisphere Affairs; Foreign Press Center Briefing; Washington, DC
--08/11/06  Cuba Policy; Thomas A. Shannon, Assistant Secretary for Western Hemisphere Affairs; On-the-Record Briefing; Washington, DC
--05/03/06  Transformational Diplomacy in the Western Hemisphere; Thomas A. Shannon, Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs; Remarks at the 36th Annual Washington Conference of the Council of the Americas ; Washington, DC

  
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