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  • U.S. Embassy Supports Coastal Clean-Up Day

    U.S. Embassy Supports Coastal Clean-Up Day

    On Sept 19th the U.S. Embassy in Santo Domingo supported the 30th anniversary of International Coastal Cleanup Day mobilizing 100 volunteers to clean up La Ensenada beach, along the Malecon, as our part in helping to keep our oceans clean and healthy.

  • Ambassador commemorates 9/11

    Ambassador commemorates 9/11

    Today is the 14th anniversary of the terrorist attack on the United States. We will continue to acknowledge this day, as not only were the citizens of the United States impacted by these horrific events but also citizens of virtually every country throughout the world.

  • Flag Raising Ceremony in Cuba

    Flag Raising Ceremony in Cuba

    This morning I feel very much at home here, and I’m grateful to those who have come to share in this ceremony who are standing around outside of our facilities, and I feel at home here because this is truly a memorable occasion – a day for pushing aside old barriers and exploring new possibilities.

  • Donation of books

    Amb. commemorates Literacy Day

    In commemoration of International Literacy Day, Ambassador James Brewster visited the "Espacios para Crecer" literacy program in Haina, and donated books to girls benefitting from this program.

  • Ambassador meets with new Chief of Police

    Ambassador meets with new Chief of Police

    Ambassador James W. Brewster met with the new appointee. In the meeting, productive conversations were held with Mayor Nelson Peguero Paredes regarding Citizen's Security.

  • Medical Mission Begins: Efforts Between US-DR

    Medical Mission Begins: Efforts Between US-DR

    The Embassy of the United States of America in coordination with the Ministry of Defense and the Ministry of Health of the Dominican Republic officially launched the "Continuing Promise 2015" exercise which will last for the next ten days in the Greater Santo Domingo.


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  • U.S. and other Pacific Rim countries reach ‘very big deal’

    In a landmark agreement designed to create jobs and lift economic growth, countries accounting for nearly half of the world’s economy have committed to cut trade barriers and set common standards. The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is designed to encourage trade between the United States and 11 other Pacific Rim countries. 

  • 2015 Presidential Determination for Major Drug Producing and Transit Countries

    Under the Foreign Relations Authorization Act (FRAA), the President is required each year to notify Congress of those countries he determines to be major illicit drug producing countries or major drug-transit countries that “significantly affect the United States.” This year’s list consists of 22 countries: Afghanistan, the Bahamas, Belize, Bolivia, Burma, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic... 

  • Remarks at the 2015 Trafficking in Persons Report Ceremony

    It’s a battle against money, it’s a battle against evil, and it’s quite remarkable that in the year 2015, we face a modern version of slavery, something we actually fought a civil war over here in this country. It is vital for us to be able to push back against this. 

  • Secretary Kerry's Statement on Cuba

    In Washington a few moments ago, President Obama announced that we had reached an agreement to formally re-establish diplomatic relations with the Republic of Cuba and that we will reopen embassies in our respective countries. 

  • Obama on Supreme Court Decision on Marriage Equality

    President Obama issues a statement on the Supreme Court decision on marriage equality. Our nation was founded on a bedrock principle that we are all created equal. The project of each generation is to bridge the meaning of those founding words with the realities of changing times -- a never-ending quest to ensure those words ring true for every single American. 

  • Consular Systems Issues Notice

    The Department of State’s Bureau of Consular Affairs is currently experiencing technical problems with our overseas passport and visa systems. This issue is not specific to any particular country, citizenship document, or visa category. We apologize for the inconvenience and are working urgently to correct the problem and restore full operability. 

  • America's LGBT Ambassadors: Global Trade Will Lift Up LGBT Lives

    Done right, trade policy is a strong complement to our broader bilateral efforts to urge partner countries to defend and protect the human rights of all individuals. In many ways, the two issues go together: open markets promote development, raise wages, and increase living standards, which in turn goes hand-in-hand with more open and engaged societies that demand a higher standard of protection for civil rights. 

  • Statement by the President on the Passing of Beau Biden

    Michelle and I are grieving tonight. Beau Biden was a friend of ours. His beloved family – Hallie, Natalie, and Hunter – are friends of ours. And Joe and Jill Biden are as good as friends get. Beau took after Joe. He studied the law, like his dad, even choosing the same law school. He chased a life of public service, like his dad, serving in Iraq and as Delaware’s Attorney General. Like his dad, Beau was a good, big-hearted, devoutly Catholic and deeply faithful man, who made a difference in the lives of all he touched – and he lives on in their hearts. 

  • Obama Proclamation on LGBT Pride Month 2015

    President Obama: " All people deserve to live with dignity and respect, free from fear and violence, and protected against discrimination, regardless of their gender identity or sexual orientation. During Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Pride Month, we celebrate the proud legacy LGBT individuals have woven into the fabric of our Nation, we honor those who have fought to perfect our Union, and we continue our work to build a society where every child grows up knowing that their country supports them, is proud of them, and has a place for them exactly as they are."