December 21, 2017
Washington, D.C. – Today, together with the President and the Department of the Treasury, the Department of State took action against persons who have committed serious human rights abuses and engaged in corruption. Included in these actions was a Dominican, Angel Rondon Rijo. This action allows for the imposition of visa restrictions and blocks access to the U.S. financial system.
The Department of State is committed to promoting and protecting human rights and combatting corruption with all the resources at its disposal. The actions taken today, combined with other U.S. efforts, continue to advance a world order that reflects our values and enhances the security of the United States. Today’s actions demonstrate the willingness of the U.S. to continue to pursue tangible and significant consequences for persons that commit serious abuses of human rights or corruption.