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  • Green Fest 2016

    Green Fest 2016

    Sunday, April 24th the U.S. Embassy in Dominican Republic commemorated Earth Day with its traditional Green Fest, held at Jardín Botánico Nacional.

  • Gina Chávez Trio Tour

    Gina Chávez Trio Tour

    Through the program American Music Abroad the U.S. Embassy sponsored Gina Chávez Trio Tour in the D.R., with presentations in Baní, Santiago and Santo Domingo.

  • Deputy Assistant Secretary of Latin America visits D.R.

    Deputy Assistant Secretary of Latin America visits D.R.

    Juan González, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Latin America, visited the Dominican Republic as a familiarization trip since assuming his position.

  • White House supports Ambassador Brewster

    White House supports Ambassador Brewster

    President Obama chose Ambassador Brewster to represent the United States government in the Dominican Republic because of his outstanding credentials, integrity and dedication to the advancing the interests of this country.

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  • The Department of State and USAID FY 2017 budget

    In this year’s State of the Union Address, President Barack Obama described a “smarter approach” to sustaining and strengthening America’s place as the pre-eminent force for peace, prosperity, and progress across the globe. 

  • FACT SHEET: Preparing for and Responding to the Zika Virus at Home and Abroad

    Since late last year, the Administration has been aggressively working to combat Zika, a virus primarily spread by mosquitoes that has recently been linked to birth defects and other concerning health outcomes. 

  • 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.