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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 »

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Statement on the Release of Michael White from Iran

Thursday, June 4, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 4, 2020 Governor Bill Richardson and the Richardson Center are excited and relieved that Michael White has been released by Iran and is returning home to the United States. Governor Richardson has been working for over a year on behalf of Michael’s mother, Joanne, to secure her son’s release. Governor RichardsonRead the full article »

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Das Erste Documentary on the Release of Otto Warmbier

Monday, March 9, 2020

A new documentary movie by Das Erste and Director Klaus Scherer on the release of Otto Warmbier, featuring Governor Bill Richardson and the Richardson Center’s Mickey Bergman. Our team and Amb. Cameron Hume are working to free Americans Michael White & Bob Levinson in Iran, Paul Whelan in Russia & Tomeu Vadell + other CitgoRead the full article »

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Statement upon the release of Xiyue Wang

Saturday, December 7, 2019

Governor Bill Richardson and the Richardson Center are excited for the release and return of Princeton student Xiyue Wang from Iran. Governor Richardson has been working for more than 20 months on behalf of his wife Hua Qu to secure Wang’s release. The Richardson Center also worked closely with former Congressman Jim Slattery. In theRead the full article »

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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 »