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  • Obama and Castro at Summit of the Americas

    Obama and Castro at Summit of the Americas

    PRESIDENT OBAMA: This is obviously a historic meeting. The history between the United States and Cuba is obviously complicated, and over the years a lot of mistrust has developed.

  • Secretary of State John Kerry

    Remarks at "Foro de Rectores de Las Americas"

    Secretary Kerry: "In country after country, the people of the Americas have strengthened their democracies and taken steps to ensure the fundamental freedoms of their citizens."

  • President Medina and Counselor Shannon

    High-level delegation Visits Dominican Republic

    The Embassy received the visit of two senior officials: Ambassador Thomas Shannon, Counselor to the Secretary of State and Thomas Adams, Special Coordinator for Haiti.

  • Gay U.S. ambassadors take part in Newseum panel

    The six openly gay U.S. ambassadors in one room

    There was a time when you could be thrown out of the foreign service for being openly gay. Less than 20 years later, six gay U.S. ambassadors gathered to celebrate progress –but also to underscore the work ahead.

  • US Ambassador leads Delegation in Summit

    US Ambassador leads Delegation in Summit

    The Ambassador of the United States, James W Brewster, led the delegation of representatives of Dominican companies that attended the "Select USA" Business Summit, which was held on 23 and 24 March, at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in National Harbor, Maryland.

  • "Arts in Embassies" Santo Domingo

    "Arts in Embassies" Santo Domingo

    The Embassy of the United States held a gala event in celebration of the "Art in Embassies" program at the residence of Ambassador James W. Brewster and his husband Mr. Bob Satawake, which included important personalities from the art, media, business and government sectors.

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  • CBP to enforce federal quarantine suspending imports to prevent Medfly

    SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) San Juan Office of Field Operations announced today the enforcement of a federal quarantine order suspending imports of fruit and vegetable commodities identified to be hosts of the Mediterranean fruit fly (Medfly) stemming from the Dominican Republic. 

  • Condolences on passing of Victoriano Santos Hilario, Vice Minister of Energy and Mines

    We are saddened by the terrible tragedy that has taken the life of Victoriano Santos Hilario, Deputy Minister of Energy and Mines. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and hope for the speedy recovery of his son. We condemn such acts of violence and trust this crime will be investigated and prosecuted to the full extent of the law. 

  • 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."