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Washington Post: Former U.N. ambassador Bill Richardson nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize for work on North Korea

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

By Anne Gearan January 30 Former New Mexico governor Bill Richardson was nominated last month by members of Congress. His nomination, which has not been previously reported, is for decades of work on behalf of hostages and prisoners held in several nations. The Norwegian Nobel Committee was asked to consider case histories including the late OttoRead the full article »

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One Year Later, Rohingya Still Needs Help and Needs to Be Heard

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

THE HILL OP-ED, BY FORMER GOV. BILL RICHARDSON (D-N.M.), 08/27/18 02:30 PM EDT  In the long history of violence and discrimination directed against the Rohingya —  a Muslim minority group from Myanmar — Aug. 25 is an especially dark date. Over one year ago, the Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army, a Rohingya militant group, launched coordinated attacks onRead the full article »

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GQ Magazine: The Untold Story of Otto Warmbier, American Hostage

Monday, July 23, 2018

BY: DOUG BOCK CLARK , GQ Magazine Online (originally published in the August 2018 issue) July 23, 2018 President Trump hailed him as a catalyst of the summit with Kim Jong-Un. But what happened to Warmbier—the American college student who was sent home brain-damaged from North Korea—is even more shocking than anyone knew. 1. Homecoming On a humid morningRead the full article »

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Foreign Policy Podcast – How to Haggle With a Dictator

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Foreign Policy – May 18, 2018, 8:19 PM Bill Richardson has made eight missions to North Korea to negotiate the release of American captives. He sat down with Foreign Policy to explain how it’s done.    Bill Richardson has been a governor, a congressman, and a Cabinet secretary. During a long political career, he carved outRead the full article »

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Gov. Richardson OpEd: Death Penalty — A Fatal, Inhuman Practice that Discriminates Against the Poor

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

We celebrate today the 15th World Day against the Death Penalty. As of today, 105 countries have abolished the death penalty for all crimes. In the past 25 years, 60 countries have abolished the death penalty for all crimes and the number of states that carry out executions has fallen by nearly half. But itRead the full article »

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Governor Richardson OpEd: Restoring U.S. Forests Can Help Solve Our Water Infrastructure Crisis

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Novel solutions have emerged that could unlock forest restoration investment. An OpEd by Governor Richardson, Published in the Huffington Post, 7/20/2017   While Washington waits for the details of the Trump administration’s promised trillion-dollar plan to fix American infrastructure, there’s a critical need to focus on the infrastructure that carries our water. One step weRead the full article »

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Statement From Gov. Bill Richardson on the News of Otto Warmbier’s Passing

Monday, June 19, 2017

New York, NY — Former Congressman, U.N. Ambassador, Energy Secretary, and Governor of New Mexico Bill Richardson issued the following statement after the news that Otto Warmbier, the 22-year-old American released from a North Korean prison last week, passed away this afternoon. “All of us at The Richardson Center for Global Engagement send our thoughts andRead the full article »

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Press Page: Otto Warmbier Release and Health Condition

Thursday, June 15, 2017

6/12/2017 Having worked for a year and a half on the release of Otto Warmbier from North Korean prison, Governor Richardson answers questions from the worldwide community upon his return. Gov. Richardson namely laments the fact that Otto has been in a coma, and disputes the North Korean story for how his health declined. He discussesRead the full article »

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Gov. Richardson Op-Ed: I Carried Out the Death Penalty as a Governor. I Hope Others Put it to Rest

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Washington Post Op-ed: Bill Richardson, June 13 at 6:00 AM Capital punishment is unfair, ineffective and hurts the states that continue the practice. I’ve always viewed it a sign of wisdom to demonstrate the ability to change your mind — that goes double if you’re an elected official. As New Mexico’s governor in 2009, I changedRead the full article »

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Richardson Op-Ed: This Act Will Hold Corrupt Regimes Accountable for Their Crimes

Monday, June 5, 2017

In 2008, attorney Sergei Magnitsky blew the whistle on a massive corruption scheme in his native Russia. He soon found himself detained on retaliatory tax fraud charges. Dispatched to a Soviet-era prison where he was beaten and otherwise abused, eventually he died from lack of medical attention. Two years later, congressional outrage at the whistleblower’sRead the full article »

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