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Statement by Gov. Richardson Regarding Matthew Heath’s Attempted Suicide

Monday, June 20, 2022

I was deeply concerned to hear early today from Matthew Heath’s family about Matthew’s attempted suicide over the weekend at his prison cell in Venezuela. Let me be clear – this is a life and death situation that should be taken with the utmost seriousness by everyone involved. It is my intention to press theRead the full article »

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Gov Richardson on CNN Regarding the Release of Trevor Reed

Wednesday, April 27, 2022

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Statement on the Release of Trevor Reed from Russia

Governor Bill Richardson and the Richardson Center are thrilled and relieved that American prisoner, Trevor Reed, has been released from prison in Russia and is on his way home to be reunited with his family. Over the last two years we have been working closely with Trevor’s parents, Paula and Joey, as well as theirRead the full article »

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Statement on Fernando Espinoza Release from Libya

Wednesday, December 29, 2021

Governor Bill Richardson and the Richardson Center are thrilled and relieved that American and former Navy, Fernando Espinoza, has been released from detainment in Libya and is on his way home to be reunited with his family. Over the last few weeks, we have been working closely with Fernando’s mother, Sara, trying to secure hisRead the full article »

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Rescuing American in Myanmar, ex-New Mexico governor scores again

Monday, November 15, 2021

By Simon Lewis WASHINGTON, Nov 15 (Reuters) – Former New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson helped free American Danny Fenster from a Myanmar prison on Monday, and the journalist’s release was the latest in Richardson’s long career of dealing with notorious dictators. The U.S.-diplomat-turned-freelance-fixer, who celebrated this 74th birthday on Monday, posted a photo on TwitterRead the full article »

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Danny Fenster Released to Governor Bill Richardson in Myanmar

 Governor Bill Richardson and the Richardson Center are thrilled to announce the release of American journalist Danny Fenster from prison in Myanmar. Danny and the Richardson team will be making their long journey home, through Qatar, over the next day and a half, and look forward to uniting Danny with his parents, Buddy and Rose,Read the full article »

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Governor Bill Richardson and Team Conclude Private Humanitarian Mission to Myanmar

Thursday, November 4, 2021

Governor Bill Richardson and a team from the Richardson Center for Global Engagement have just completed a private humanitarian mission to Myanmar.  “I have been a friend to the people of Myanmar for nearly 30 years,” said Governor Richardson, “and I came here at the invitation of the Minister of Foreign Affairs Wunna Maung LwinRead the full article »

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Ex-US Ambassador to UN Bill Richardson Ends Myanmar Visit

Former U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Bill Richardson has left Myanmar after finishing a private humanitarian mission in which he sought to boost the Southeast Asian country’s efforts to fight the coronavirus pandemic and facilitate the delivery of aid. By Associated Press Nov. 4, 2021, at 8:36 p.m. By GRANT PECK, Associated Press BANGKOK (AP)Read the full article »

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RCGE’s Mickey Bergman discusses the Center’s Role at Foley Foundation’s: Bringing Americans Home 2021 Panel

Thursday, June 10, 2021

On June 9th 2021, the Richardson Center’s Vice President, Mickey Bergman, joined the Foley Foundation and New America’s panel on Bringing Americans Home 2021: A Non-Governmental Assessment of U.S. Hostage and Detainee Policy; along with former National Security Advisor, Robert O’Brien; former Secretary of Defense, Chris Miller; Special Presidential Envoy on Hostage Affairs, Roger Carstens;Read the full article »