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  • The Congressional Delegation during the meeting with President Medina.

    Codel Meets with Dominican President

    The high-level delegation, comprised by nine members from the Democratic Party, was received by President Danilo Medina and members of his cabinet at the National Palace

  • Ambassador Brewster with other members of the head table.

    U.S. Embassy, MLB and MLBPA sign ageement

    The U.S. Embassy through USAID, MLB and MLBPA signed an agreement to promote education, help in the fight against domestic violence and address the needs of children with disabilities in the D.R.

  • Ambassador Brewster sits on the head table during the inauguration of the Jackie Robinson Baseball Camp, in San Pedro de Macorís

    Embassy organizes Jackie Robinson Baseball Camp

    As part of the commemoration of Black History Month, the U.S. Embassy, the MLB, the Baseball Association of San Pedro de Macoris and the Robinson Cano Foundation conducted the first "Jackie Robinson Baseball Camp".

  • Image of President Obama while delivering the State of the Union Address

    President's State of the Union Address

    President Obama: "I want future generations to know that we are a people who see our differences as a great gift, that we are a people who value the dignity and worth of every citizen  ..."

  • Ambassador Brewster and the Minister of Foreign Relations during the signing of the agreement

    U.S. and D.R. Governments Sign Agreement

    Ambassador Brewster and the Minister of Foreign Affairs signed an agreement on the Status of U.S. Military Personnel temporarily present in the country in connection with visits, training, exercises, humanitarian activities, among others.

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  • 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. 

  • 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.