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August 14, 2012

Security and Partnership in the Americas: All in a Day's Work

A few weeks back, I had the privilege of attending a remarkable event where I witnessed teams from many nations… more
August 12, 2012

Little League: A Big Hit for Young Sports Visitors

This year's United Nations International Youth Day coincides with the start of the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs SportsUnited… more
July 31, 2012

TechCamp Empowers Civil Society Leaders in Central America

Last week, Guatemala City, Guatemala, played host to the first "Do It Yourself" (DIY) TechCamp. TechCamps are a signature program… more
July 25, 2012

An "IdEA" That Runs Deep: Engaging America's Diaspora Communities

Growing up, John Henry Thompson was fascinated by technology. His family's farm in Jamaica had no running water or electricity.… more
July 21, 2012

Progress in Haiti

The Government of Haiti recently addressed the double bind their country often faces when the international media covers the development… more
July 20, 2012

Behind the Scenes With U.S. Consular Officers in China

On May 18, PBS' To The Contrary program aired a story about Foreign Service officers working behind the scenes in… more
July 16, 2012

English Teaching Translates Into Community Leadership in Rural Guatemala

Access is a worldwide program sponsored by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs that provides two years of English-language… more
July 6, 2012

Improving the Quality of Health Services for the Haitian People

Last week, I was proud to take part in a joint mission to Haiti with leaders from the Global Fund… more
July 6, 2012

Attorney General Holder Celebrates Caribbean-American Heritage Month

Wednesday, June 27, was the day we had been imagining for weeks. The Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs (WHA) selected… more


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#OurOcean2014 Conference

Secretary of State John Kerry announced the 2014 Our Ocean Conference to be held at the U.S. Department of State… more