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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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2016 Fourth Quarter Newsletter

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Recapping the recent efforts led by the Richardson Center for Global Engagement. To view the newsletter click here »

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Power Grab in Gambia: A U.S. News Op-Ed By Governor Richardson

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Governor Richardson comments on the precarious future of Gambia post-election, and calls on the support of the United States and international allies for the Gambian people in an effort to bring about true and lasting progress. His op-ed can be found here: http://www.usnews.com/opinion/world-report/articles/2016-12-15/gambias-president-is-trying-a-power-grab-after-losing

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Richardson Center Contributes Financial Enforcement Expertise to Freeland Foundation’s Anti-Poaching Training Course

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

The Freeland Foundation is a world renowned NGO that builds model training programs to combat wildlife exploitation.  With State Department funding from the Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement, Freeland assembled a 3-week training anti-poaching pilot course under its flagship program known as DETECT (Detection of Environmental Crime). The pilot course covered all theRead the full article »

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Richardson Center Statement on Gambian Elections

Friday, December 2, 2016

RICHARDSON CENTER CONGRATULATES GAMBIA ON HISTORIC ELECTIONS, CALLS FOR RELEASE OF POLITICAL PRISONERS, INCLUDING AMERICAN FANTA JAWARA The Richardson Center for Global Engagement congratulates the Gambian people and President-elect Adama Barrow on yesterday’s successful election. This is an historic election for the Gambian people and a significant milestone for Gambian democracy. We call on President Yahya Jammeh to respect theRead the full article »

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Fear in The Gambia Before Elections

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

RICHARDSON CENTER CALLS FOR INCREASED INTERNATIONAL ATTENTION ON THE GAMBIA FOLLOWING REPORTS OF IMPENDING VIOLENCE AGAINST POLITICAL PRISONERS The life of Frederick, Maryland mother Fanta Darboe Jawara, who was beaten and wrongfully arrested in April and sentenced to three years in prison on July 20, imperiled New York, NY  – The following is a quote from GovernorRead the full article »

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What will happen after Castro’s death?

Monday, November 28, 2016

Former Ambassador to the U.N. and former Governor of New Mexico, Bill Richardson, discusses Fidel Castro’s legacy and analyzes whether his successor and brother Raul Castro will be more liberal. Watch the interview on MSNBC »

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In Rare Encounter, a Private U.S. Delegation Visits North Korea

Saturday, October 8, 2016

A private American delegation visited North Korea last month — two weeks after the country’s most recent nuclear bomb test — in a low-key humanitarian mission carried out with the Obama administration’s support, the organizer and the White House said Friday. The visit appeared to be the first face-to-face contact in North Korea between suchRead the full article »

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