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    U.S. Embassy is open for business

    The Embassy of the United States reports that we are open for business as of Tuesday, July 22. We apologize for any inconvenience caused by our closing yesterday.

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    U.S. Celebrates its 238th Anniversary

    The U.S. Ambassador James W. Brewster and his husband, Mr. Bob Satawake, hosted a reception at their residence commemorating the two hundred and thirty eight anniversary of the United States independence.

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  • Chef Art Smith joins me along with Don Pepe and Arturo Diez and Hector Guerrero at Don Pepe Restaurant today.

    Ambassador Brewster visits Don Pepe

    Chef Art Smith joins me along with Don Pepe and Arturo Diez and Hector Guerrero at Don Pepe Restaurant today!

  • Photo of Undersecretary Patrick F. Kennedy, Dominican President Danilo Medina and Ambassador Brewster at the ribbon-cutting ceremony at the dedication of the New Embassy Compound in Santo Domingo.

    U.S. Inaugurates New Embassy Compound

    The Embassy of the United States in Santo Domingo dedicated its new facilities located in the area of ​​Arroyo Hondo with a ceremony presided by Ambassador Brewster and President Danilo Medina.

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    Vice President Biden to visit Dominican Republic

    Vice President Joe Biden will travel to Brazil, Colombia, and the Dominican Republic during the week of June 16, 2014.

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    U.S. Embassy moved on June 16

    The address of the new Embassy is Av. República de Colombia #57, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. The Consular Section entrance is on Republica de Colombia Avenue.

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  • Pathways to Prosperity Innovation Challenge Announces 12 Finalists for USD 2 Million Competition

    The U.S. Department of State, in partnership with the World Environment Center (WEC), announced twelve (12) finalists, including one from the Dominican Republic, of the Pathways to Prosperity Innovation Challenge today. The Challenge was created to discover existing local, high-impact solutions that empower small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Latin America and the Caribbean to advance economic development and prosperity. 

  • President Obama's Weekly Address: Celebrating Independence Day

    In this week’s address, President Obama commemorated Independence Day by noticing the contributions and sacrifices from individuals throughout the history of this country – from our Founding Fathers, to the men and women in our military serving at home and abroad. 

  • Fact Sheet: Advancing The Human Rights Of LGBT Persons Globally

    On June 24, 2014, the White House hosted the first-ever Global Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Human Rights Forum, bringing together the faith community, private sector, philanthropy, HIV and other health advocates, 

  • Remarks by National Security Advisor Susan E. Rice at the White House Forum on Global LGBT Human Rights

    Ambassador Rice: "America’s support for LGBT rights is not just a national cause but it’s also a global enterprise. President Obama has specifically directed that American diplomacy and American assistance promote and protect the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender men and women, all around the world." 

  • U.S. Army Engineers Finishing New School for Dominican Republic

    Pescadaría, Dominican Republic — Inside the newly built schoolhouse, Staff Sergeant Obadiah Petteway stared at the walls and windows. After a long pause he turned to the soldiers watching him and said, “We have some work to do here.” The work is to put the finishing touches on a two-room school being built as part of Beyond the Horizon 2014, a civilian-military assistance program that focuses on improving the infrastructure of Barahona Province, Dominican Republic. 

  • Pride Month Celebrates Service of LGBT Personnel

    The Defense Department and the nation depend every day on the service of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender personnel, Deputy Defense Secretary Bob Work said today. "They are an integral part of our armed forces and our Department of Defense and our nation.” 

  • Obama on International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia

    President Obama says that as the annual International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia is celebrated May 17, “ we recommit ourselves to the fundamental belief that all people should be treated equally, that they should have the opportunity to reach their fullest potential, and that no one should face violence or discrimination -- no matter who they are or whom they love." 

  • Statement from Ambassador Deborah Birx, M.D., U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator, on the Passage of the HIV Prevention and Control Act by the Ugandan Parliament

    Ambassador Birx: "I join with the many health practitioners, HIV/AIDS and human rights activists, multilateral institutions, and individuals everywhere – in #Uganda and around the world – in calling for the people and the Government of Uganda to reject this regressive bill. Sound public health, an effective HIV/AIDS response, and the protection of fundamental human rights demand it – and the lives of millions of Ugandans are at stake." 

  • “Beyond the Horizons 2014” Exercise Begins

    The Ministry of Defense, Ministry of Education, Ministry of Health and medical professionals from the United States will begin the annual bilateral military humanitarian exercise “Beyond the Horizons 2014,” providing free general and specialized medical services, as well as engineering projects, to benefit the residents of the Province of Barahona on April 7, 2014.