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  • Cultural Affairs Attaché  John Dunne , Ambassador James W. Brewster, Mrs.. Sarah Julia George, MUDE Executive Director and former intern Indhira Bobadilla.

    Embassy Supports Life Projects for 500 girls

    In honor of the International Day of the Girl held on October 11, the United States Embassy in Santo Domingo announced the launch of project “Building Life Projects of Girls”.

  • Photo of children sitting in a classroom.

    USAID and AMCHAM donate US20 Million for Education

    The Basic Education Program falls within the Embassy objective to promote social inclusion, improving education, enhancing citizen security; and encouraging good governance in the Dominican Republic.

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  • President Obama addresses the United Nation's General Assembly September 24, 2014

    Obama’s Address to the 69th U.N. GA

    President Obama: "We can reaffirm our collective responsibility to confront global problems, or be swamped by more and more outbreaks of instability. And for America, the choice is clear: We choose hope over fear."

  • Ambassador Brewster and Dominican Foreign Minister Andrés Navarro.

    Ambassador Brewster visits Foreign Minister

    Ambassador Brewster visited with newly appointed Minister of Foreign Affairs, Andrés Navarro, Thursday September 18.

  • Ambassador Brewster and Senate President, Cristina Lizardo during the visit

    Ambassador Brewster Visits Senate President

    Ambassador Brewster made ​​a courtesy visit to the President of the Senate Cristina Lizardo on September 22.

  • Ambassador Brewster during his visit to Expo Cibao.

    Ambassador Brewster visits Expo Cibao

    Ambassador Brewster visited the city of Santiago de los Caballeros to attend the opening of the Twenty-Seventh edition of Expo Cibao.

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  • 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." 

  • Obama on Plans to Destroy ISIL

    President Obama: "In each of these four parts of our strategy, America will be joined by a broad coalition of partners. Already, allies are flying planes with us over Iraq; sending arms and assistance to Iraqi security forces and the Syrian opposition; sharing intelligence; and providing billions of dollars in humanitarian aid." 

  • Fees for Consular Services to Change on September 12, 2014

    Effective September 12, 2014, the Department of State will adjust processing fees for some services. The fees for most categories of immigrant visas will change, while fees for nonimmigrant visas largely remain the same. The fee for processing an application for Renunciation of U.S. Citizenship is increasing to reflect the true cost of providing this service. 

  • 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.