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The 19th century Kingdom of Hayti was the Wakanda of the Western hemisphere

The largest toy fair in the Western Hemisphere is taking place this weekend at the Javits Center. @NickJCaloway  visited it on Saturday:

One unusual potential consequence of the coronavirus outbreak: a shortage of wedding dresses. Around 80 percent of dresses of the styles popular in the western hemisphere are made in China.

"Great power competitors like China and Russia are gaining influence right here in the Western Hemisphere by exploiting opportunities created amidst the instability and weak governance fueled by transnational criminal activities." - @ADMZukunf  #CoastGuard2020  #WhyIServeCG 

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Canada is hosting the Lima group meeting — comprised of a coalition of Western Hemisphere countries who are trying to solve the Venezuela crisis.

@SmithsonianEdu  Not everyone effected by #EO9066  have received redress. After the attack on Pearl Harbor, the United States asked twelve Latin American countries to arrest their residents of Japanese, German, and Italian ancestry in order to “secure” the western hemisphere. #DayOfRemembrance 

Commentary: Five takeaways from Tour Colombia 2.1 It's the biggest race in the Western Hemisphere, even if you can't stream it online.


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Heidi & I had dinner w/ @jairbolsonaro ⁩ in TX, after DeBlasio disinvited him from NYC. After years of tension btwn leaders in Brazil & US, it’s good for Western Hemisphere to have Brazilian President who wants to be strong ally to America. We extend the hand of friendship.

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We are here to proclaim that a new day is coming in Latin America. In Venezuela and across the Western Hemisphere, Socialism is DYING - and liberty, prosperity, and democracy are being REBORN...

Trump called Haiti, the first Black Republic in the world, the first country in the Western Hemisphere to abolish slavery, a country consistently targeted by violent, anti-democratic US policy ever since, a shithole.

I’m at our border today where there is no “national emergency.” San Ysidro is the busiest border crossing in the Western Hemisphere. It’s a region of economic vibrancy — of trade and commerce. Our state thrives because of the families who live on both sides of this border.

The United States will not tolerate foreign military interference in the Western Hemisphere. President Trump has made it clear that there will be costs for those who further Maduro’s usurpation and repression.

The United States will not tolerate hostile foreign military powers meddling with the Western Hemisphere’s shared goals of democracy, security, and the rule of law. The Venezuelan military must stand with the people of Venezuela.

Venezuela attorney has already sued Hugo Chavez in international courts – now he’s speaking out on NicolasMaduro’s CRIMINALITY telling me exclusively, “The Maduro regime is basically the biggest drug cartel in the entire western hemisphere.” #TrishRegan 

“Today the United States and Brazil are the two largest democracies and economies in the Western Hemisphere . . . And we have a truly historic chance to forge even stronger ties between our two great nations.” — President Trump

A dozen Western Hemisphere countries, including the US and Lima Group nations, steadfastly joined together today to recognize the importance of freedom and democracy in Venezuela. We urge responsible nations across the region to take action and stand with the people of Venezuela.

#Haiti is the poorest country in Western Hemisphere - devastated by disease and an earthquake that killed 230k people. Now we tell 60k Haitians to "GET OUT"? We're better than this. And I think most Americans know it.