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  • Ambassador Brewster, Bob Satawake, and Giselle Castillo, DR Consul in Chicago, meet with DR Major League baseball players at Wrigley Field in Chicago.

    Ambassador Brewster Wrigley Field

    Ambassador Brewster, Bob Satawake, and Giselle Castillo, DR Consul in Chicago, meet with DR Major League baseball players at Wrigley Field in Chicago.

  • Chargé d'Affaires, a.i. with Peace Corps volunteers

    Peace Corps Swearing-in Ceremony

    Thirty four new Peace Corps volunteers were sworn-in on May 13. During the ceremony, the Charge d'Affaires, a.i stressed that now more than ever, the mission of the Peace Corps is very important.

  • Obama and Castro at Summit of the Americas

    Obama and Castro at Summit of the Americas

    PRESIDENT OBAMA: This is obviously a historic meeting. The history between the United States and Cuba is obviously complicated, and over the years a lot of mistrust has developed.

  • Secretary of State John Kerry

    Remarks at "Foro de Rectores de Las Americas"

    Secretary Kerry: "In country after country, the people of the Americas have strengthened their democracies and taken steps to ensure the fundamental freedoms of their citizens."

  • President Medina and Counselor Shannon

    High-level delegation Visits Dominican Republic

    The Embassy received the visit of two senior officials: Ambassador Thomas Shannon, Counselor to the Secretary of State and Thomas Adams, Special Coordinator for Haiti.

  • Gay U.S. ambassadors take part in Newseum panel

    The six openly gay U.S. ambassadors in one room

    There was a time when you could be thrown out of the foreign service for being openly gay. Less than 20 years later, six gay U.S. ambassadors gathered to celebrate progress –but also to underscore the work ahead.

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  • Testimony of Roberta S. Jacobson before the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee: "U.S.-Cuban Relations: The Way Forward"

    Our policy towards Cuba is based on a clear-eyed strategy that empowers the Cuban people to determine their own future by creating new economic opportunities and increasing their contact with the outside world. 

  • CBP to enforce federal quarantine suspending imports to prevent Medfly

    SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) San Juan Office of Field Operations announced today the enforcement of a federal quarantine order suspending imports of fruit and vegetable commodities identified to be hosts of the Mediterranean fruit fly (Medfly) stemming from the Dominican Republic. 

  • Condolences on passing of Victoriano Santos Hilario, Vice Minister of Energy and Mines

    We are saddened by the terrible tragedy that has taken the life of Victoriano Santos Hilario, Deputy Minister of Energy and Mines. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and hope for the speedy recovery of his son. We condemn such acts of violence and trust this crime will be investigated and prosecuted to the full extent of the law. 

  • Promoting Prosperity, Security and Good Governance in Central America

    The President will request an historic $1 billion as part of his Fiscal Year 2016 Budget to contribute to the evolution of an economically-integrated Central America that is fully democratic, provides greater economic opportunities to its people, promotes more accountable, transparent, and effective public institutions, and ensures the safety of its citizens. 

  • Chief of Police Signs Agreement with Homeland Security to Strengthen Security Between Both Countries

    On Wednesday, January 14, chief of National Police Major General Manuel Castro Castillo signed the agreement with ICE Undersecretary Sarah Saldaña in Washington. The agreement will strengthen the exchange of information sharing, criminal history , immigration issues, among others between both countries. 

  • Vice President Biden to Host Caribbean Energy Security Summit

    Vice President Biden will host the first ever Caribbean Energy Security Summit in Washington, DC on January 26, 2015. The Vice President looks forward to welcoming Caribbean leaders and representatives of the international community to promote a cleaner and more sustainable energy future in the Caribbean through improved energy governance, greater access to finance, and donor coordination.