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    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.

  • Photo of Ambassador Brewster and Foreign Minister Andres Navarro

    D.R. and US sign new extradition treaty

    Ambassador Brewster and Foreign Minister Andres Navarro signed a new extradition treaty to strengthen law enforcement cooperation and enhance the extradition process between the United States and the Dominican Republic

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    Pedro Martinez in Baseball Hall of Fame

    We congratulate Dominican-American baseball player Pedro Martinez on receiving the highest recognition a Major League Baseball player can achieve: induction to the MLB Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, Ohio.

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    Statement by the President on the Attack in France

    President Obama: "Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims of this terrorist attack and the people of France at this difficult time".

  • President Obama giving remarks

    FACT SHEET: Charting a New Course on Cuba

    Today, the United States is taking historic steps to chart a new course in our relations with Cuba and to further engage and empower the Cuban people.

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  • 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. 

  • 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.