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  • Cultural Attaché, Mr. John Dunne; Ambassador James W. Brewster; the President of the Board of Directors of the ICDA, José del Carmen Ariza and  Executive Director of ICDA and Rector of the University Dominico Americana (UNICDA), Rafael Marion-Landais.

    U.S. Embassy and ICDA Host English Conference

    Under the theme "English: A bridge to the world", the Embassy of the United States of America and the Binational Center Instituto Cultural Dominico-Americano opened this year’s Annual English Teaching Conference.

  • Ambassador Brewster with some of the guests.

    Lunch to discuss needs of those with disabilities

    USAID Country Director, Alexandria L. Panehal, held a luncheon in honor of Ambassador Brewster to discuss issues related to people with disabilities.

  • Ambassador Brewster during the interview on the "Sol de la Mañana" radio show

    Ambassador Brewster gives radio interview

    Ambassador Brewster was interviewed on morning radio show "Sol de la Mañana" where he spoke about his priorities during his tenure as Ambassador, human rights, drug interdiction and bilateral relations.

  • Ambassador Brewster addresses Codevi Free Zone leadership

    Ambassador visits CODEVI and Ouanaminthe

    Ambassador Brewster and U.S. Ambassador to Haiti, Pamela White, visited the Codevi Free Zone last Thursday where they were greeted by Fernando and Mercedes Capellán.

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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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  • Remarks by the First Lady at the Summit of the Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders

    First Lady Michelle Obama: "Leadership is about creating new traditions that honor the dignity and humanity of every individual. Leadership is about empowering all of our people –- men, women, boys and girls –- to fulfill every last bit of their God-given potential. And when we commit to that kind of leadership across the globe, that is when we truly start making progress on girls’ education. Because that’s when families in small villages around the world will demand equal opportunities for their daughters. They won’t wait. That’s when countries will willingly and generously invest in sending their girls to school, because they’ll know how important it is." 

  • 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."