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    FACT SHEET: Charting a New Course on Cuba

    oday, the United States is taking historic steps to chart a new course in our relations with Cuba and to further engage and empower the Cuban people.

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    U.S. Welcomes Intl Anticorruption Day

    On this day, International Anticorruption Day, the United States reiterates its commitment to working with its partners to combat the scourge of corruption. The moral and practical costs of corruption are no longer debatable.

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    Ambassador Remarks at AMCHAM Luncheon

    Ambassador Brewster was the speaker at the AMCHAMDR luncheon with his speech "Time of global transition, are you ready?". Calls on entrepreneurs and community leaders to become involved in positive change for the country.

  • Photo of President Obama while he makes remarks on Immigration

    Remarks by President Obama on Immigration

    President Obama: "Most of these immigrants have been here a long time. They work hard, often in tough, low-paying jobs. They support their families. They worship at our churches. Many of their kids are American-born or spent most of their lives here."

  • Ambassador Brewster and Minister of Higher Education, Ligia Amada Melo de Cardona

    Embassy and MESCYT Sign MOU for Fulbright Program

    The Embassy and the Ministry of Higher Education, Science and Technology (MESCYT) signed an agreement to continue to support the Fulbright-MESCyT Scholarship Program 2015-2017.

  • Participants in the forum

    Ambassador Leads Forum on Entrepreneurship

    Amb. Brewster and Mr. Satawake held a roundtable discussion with entrepreneurs, financiers, and Dominican government leaders to discuss the importance of entrepreneurism in the D.R. and its role as a vehicle for economic growth.


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  • Secretary Kerry Op-ed on the 20th Anniversary of the First Summit of the Americas

    This week we celebrate the 20th anniversary of the first Summit of the Americas, hosted by President Clinton in Miami, a city that exemplifies the vital connections between the United States and its neighbors in the Western Hemisphere. As we look toward the seventh Summit of the Americas next April in Panama, it is a propitious moment to consider what we have achieved and to focus on a forward-looking agenda that spurs further progress. 

  • International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women and 16 Days of Activism

    The sad truth is that one in three women will experience gender-based violence in her lifetime. This violence knows no class, religious, or racial boundaries. And it comes at a terrible cost – not only for the woman or girl, but for families, communities, and entire countries. Preventing it is the only way to achieve a future of peace, stability, and prosperity. 

  • Fact Sheet: The U.S. Government’s Response to Ebola at Home and Abroad

    At the President’s direction, the U.S. Government is coordinating and operationalizing a comprehensive strategy to respond to the threat of Ebola here at home, enhance our broader domestic preparedness, and contain the epidemic in West Africa. 

  • Remarks on the U.S. Response to Ebola for Members of the Diplomatic Corps

    Secretary Kerry: "So let’s make sure that those healthcare workers aren’t hanging out there by themselves. Let’s make sure that we’re pulling together the resources, the equipment, the commitment, the cash to support their efforts. And let’s make sure that their courage is motivating us every step of the way. For these men and women to succeed, they need nothing less than our full commitment, which is why we’ve asked you to come forward here today. This is a matter of real people, real lives, in countries that were beginning to take off, countries that were beginning to see the future and feel it, and suddenly they’ve been hit by this. This engages all of us, and it is a real test of global citizenship. So today in this room, we have a unique opportunity to try to come together to make important contributions." 

  • Condolences on loss of Oscar de la Renta

    The Dominican Republic and the United States share the loss of Oscar de la Renta who exemplified the bond and friendship between our two countries, the world will greatly miss him. Oscar was an extraordinary designer, humanitarian and true visionary. Oscar will live in the hearts and souls of his friends and family forevermore and we express our most sincere condolences and pray for his family that may they find comfort in the arms of each other as they grieve in this most difficult time. 

  • Remarks by the President After Meeting on the Government's Response to Ebola

    So bottom line in terms of the public: I want people to understand that the dangers of you contracting Ebola, the dangers of a serious outbreak are extraordinarily low. But we are taking this very seriously at the highest levels of government. And we are going to be able to manage this particular situation, but we have to look towards the future. And if we are not responding internationally in an effective way, and if we do not set up the kind of preparedness and training in our public health infrastructure here in the United States, not just for this outbreak, but for future outbreaks, then we could have problems. 

  • Statement by Ambassador Samantha Power, U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations, on the Newly Elected Members of the Security Council, October 16, 2014

    The UN Charter makes clear that candidates for membership on the Security Council should be contributors to the maintenance of international peace and security and support the other purposes of the UN, including promoting universal respect for human rights. Regional groups have a responsibility to put forward candidates that satisfy these criteria and fully support the principles of the UN Charter. This year, Venezuela ran unopposed for the 2015-2016 Latin American seat. 

  • Latin America LGBT movement faces challenges

    A senior State Department official told the Washington Blade during a Sept. 26 interview that overcoming machismo remains among the most difficult challenges facing LGBT rights advocates in Latin America. 

  • Statement by Ambassador Samantha Power, U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations, on the UN Human Rights Council Resolution on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity

    Ambassador Power: "I am very pleased that the United Nations Human Rights Council adopted a resolution today to combat discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) persons. This is only the second time in its history the Human Rights Council has adopted a resolution on LGBT rights, and the first time it has done so with a majority of its members. This resolution mandates a much-needed UN report that will investigate and bring to the world’s attention the violence and discrimination faced by individuals around the world simply because of their sexual orientation and gender identity."