Ambassador Pettit honors State Police’s Chief Inspector for his fight against human trafficking

Today, on October 25, U.S. Ambassador to Latvia Nancy Bikoff Pettit presented a certificate of appreciation to Mr. Andris Bidzans, Chief Inspector of the Latvian State Police, in honor of his nomination for the 2018 Trafficking in Persons Report Hero Award. The ambassador hosted a lunch in honor of Latvians whose efforts have combatted Trafficking …

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World AIDS Day

Ambassador Nancy Bikoff Pettit Op-Ed  December 1, 2017 In June 1981, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) published a report describing cases of a rare lung infection in five young, previously healthy, gay men in Los Angeles.  The report described other unusual infections in the men, indicating that their immune systems …

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U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson Releases 2017 Trafficking in Persons Report

Riga, June 28, 2017 – On June 27, U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson released the 2017 Trafficking in Persons Report.  This year, Latvia was placed in Tier 2, which is the same ranking as last year. The 2017 Trafficking in Persons Report finds that the Government of Latvia is making significant efforts to comply …

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