Secretary Pompeo – The China Challenge

The China Challenge SPEECH MICHAEL R. POMPEO, SECRETARY OF STATE NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK HUDSON INSTITUTE’S HERMAN KAHN AWARD GALA OCTOBER 30, 2019 MR MURDOCH: Ladies and gentlemen, I’m delighted to be here with you tonight to honor a man of many, many achievements and titles: Captain Pompeo, Editor Pompeo, Chief Executive Pompeo, Representative Pompeo, …

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United States Fights Cybercrime With Contribution to Organization of American States Program

United States Fights Cybercrime With Contribution to Organization of American States Program MEDIA NOTE OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON OCTOBER 29, 2019 The United States yesterday formalized a contribution of $639,015 to the Organization of American States (OAS) Cybercrime Program, a training and technical assistance initiative carried out in accordance with the mandates of the Meetings of the Ministers of …

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Meeting of the President’s Interagency Task Force to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release STATEMENT BY SECRETARY MICHAEL R. POMPEO October 29, 2019 Meeting of the President’s Interagency Task Force to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons It was an honor to chair this Administration’s second meeting of the President’s Interagency Task Force to Monitor and Combat Trafficking …

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U.S. and El Salvador Sign Arrangements on Security & Information Sharing; Gives Salvadorans with TPS More Time

U.S. and El Salvador Sign Arrangements on Security & Information Sharing; Give Salvadorans with TPS More Time Department of Homeland Security Press Release:  October 28, 2019 Department of Homeland Security, WASHINGTON – Today, at Department of Homeland Security (DHS) headquarters in Washington, D.C., Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Kevin K. McAleenan, El Salvador Foreign Minister …

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Acting Secretary McAleenan traveling to El Salvador

Release Date: October 16, 2019 Acting Secretary McAleenan traveling to El Salvador WASHINGTON – Today, Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Kevin K. McAleenan is traveling to San Salvador, El Salvador, to meet with regional partners and visit DHS personnel from the U.S. Coast Guard. The Acting Secretary will participate in a Central American Ministerial with …

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The Embassy will be closed on Monday, October 14, 2019

  10/11/2019 — The Embassy of the United States in El Salvador will be closed on Monday, October 14, 2019 in recognition of a U.S. holiday.  Nonimmigrant visa applicants (tourism, business and others) and US citizens should take this notice into account to avoid any inconvenience in their travel plans or in their consular service …

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Secretary Michael R. Pompeo’s Meeting with Salvadoran Foreign Minister Hill

October 10, 2019 Secretary Michael R. Pompeo’s Meeting with Salvadoran Foreign Minister Hill The below is attributable to Spokesperson Morgan Ortagus:‎ Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo met today with Salvadoran Foreign Minister Alexandra Hill in Washington, D.C.  Secretary Pompeo and Foreign Minister Hill discussed the strong partnership between the United States and El Salvador, …

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President Donald J. Trump’s Efforts to Combat the Crisis at Our Southern Border Are Delivering Results

The White House Fact Sheets October 8, 2019 President Donald J. Trump’s Efforts to Combat the Crisis at Our Southern Border Are Delivering Results “We have taken very unprecedented action to stop the flow of illegal immigration.” President Donald J. Trump  STEMMING THE SURGE OF ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION: President Donald J. Trump’s efforts to confront this …

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Remarks by President Trump and President Bukele of El Salvador Before Bilateral Meeting

Remarks by President Trump and President Bukele of El Salvador Before Bilateral Meeting New York, NY Issued on: September 25, 2019 PRESIDENT TRUMP: It’s a great honor to be with the President of El Salvador. We’ve had a tremendous success because, two weeks ago, we signed a cooperation agreement, which is a big thing — …

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President Trump: ‘Do not put your children in danger’

President Trump: ‘Do not put your children in danger’ By ShareAmerica Sep 25, 2019 President Trump urged the United Nations to help curtail illegal migration from across the Western Hemisphere and defeat the networks that enable it. “Today, we must resolve to work together to end human smuggling, end human trafficking, and put these criminal …

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Statement by Ambassador Ronald D. Johnson about US-El Salvador cooperation agreement regarding the examination of protection applications

Statement by Ambassador Ronald D. Johnson about US-El Salvador cooperation agreement regarding the examination of protection applications September 20, 2019 I believe that today is an extremely important day in our bilateral relationship. The United States has always been a country of migrants and there is no doubt that throughout the centuries legal migrants have …

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El Salvador’s Independence Day

El Salvador’s Independence Day PRESS STATEMENT MICHAEL R. POMPEO, SECRETARY OF STATE SEPTEMBER 15, 2019 On behalf of the Government of the United States of America, I extend congratulations to the people of El Salvador as you celebrate the 198th anniversary of your independence. The people of the United States and El Salvador are united …

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Message of President Donald Trump in the 198th anniversary of the Independence of El Salvador

Dear Mr. President: The citizens of the United States join me in extending our best wishes to you and the people of El Salvador as you celebrate the 198th anniversary of your independence on September 15. The United States and El Salvador have a long history of friendship. Your efforts to improve security are yielding …

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MCC, through FOMILENIO II, invests over $2 million in construction of educational center on Zacatillo Island

MCC, through FOMILENIO II, invests over $2 million in construction of educational center on Zacatillo Island With an investment of more than $2.06 million, MCC, through its implementing partner FOMILENIO II, launched the construction and rehabilitation of the Education Center located in “Caserío La Estufa Cantón Isla Zacatillo in La Unión. This new school will …

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Speaker Nancy Pelosi leads a bipartisan delegation of 13 Congressmen to El Salvador

August 9, 2019  Speaker Nancy Pelosi leads a bipartisan delegation of 13 Congressmen to El Salvador On August 8-9, Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi led a bipartisan Congressional Delegation of 13 Members of Congress to El Salvador. The delegation visited El Salvador with the goal of strengthening the U.S. El Salvadoran …

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Pelosi Leads Delegation to the Northern Triangle Countries in Central America and U.S. Southwest Border at McAllen, Texas

Washington, D.C. — Speaker Nancy Pelosi is leading a bipartisan Congressional delegation to Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras and McAllen, Texas. “As our high-powered delegation begins our visit to the Northern Triangle, we look forward to strengthening our partnership to enhance regional security and stability, create greater economic opportunity, combat corruption and advance human rights to …

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Acting Secretary of Homeland Security visited El Salvador to address agenda on security and fight against migration

July 2, 2019 Acting Secretary of Homeland Security visited El Salvador to address agenda on security and fight against migration Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Kevin McAleenan visited El Salvador from july 1- 2. McAleelan’s arrival is part of a regional pact between the U.S. and the countries of the region to develop an action …

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Let’s celebrate our friendship!

Let’s celebrate our friendship! On June 15 we celebrate Friendship Day between the United States and El Salvador. Celebrate it with us by changing your profile picture on social networks. The commemorative photo will be available from June 10. Download it and share it with our hastag #AmistadEnAccion.

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Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross Introduces U.S. Delegation for the Presidential Inauguration

SECRETARY OF COMMERCE WILBUR ROSS Presentation of the U.S. Delegation to the Inauguration of President-elect Nayib Bukele San Salvador, El Salvador Friday, May 31, 2019   Good afternoon, and thank you for that introduction. As head of the U.S. delegation attending the inauguration of President-elect Nayib Bukele, I am honored to be here on behalf …

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President Donald J. Trump Announces Presidential Delegation to Attend the Presidential Inauguration of His Excellency Nayib Bukele of El Salvador

Today, President Donald J. Trump announced the designation of a Presidential Delegation to San Salvador, El Salvador, to attend the Inauguration of His Excellency Nayib Bukele on June 1, 2019. The Honorable Wilbur Ross, Secretary of Commerce, will lead the delegation. Members of the Presidential Delegation: The Honorable Jean Elizabeth Manes, United States Ambassador to …

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Made in China, Exported to the World: The Surveillance State

Made in China, Exported to the World: The Surveillance State In Ecuador, cameras capture footage to be examined by police and domestic intelligence. The surveillance system’s origin: China. Chinese Cameras Come With Chinese TacticsIs Chinese-style surveillance becoming normalized? A Times investigation found the Chinese surveillance state is spreading past its borders.CreditCreditJonah M. Kessel/The New York Times …

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Temporary Departure of U.S. Diplomatic Personnel from Venezuela

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson Statement by Secretary Pompeo March 14, 2019 Temporary Departure of U.S. Diplomatic Personnel from Venezuela Today, all U.S. diplomats remaining in Venezuela departed the country. I know it is a difficult moment for them. They are fully dedicated to our mission of supporting the Venezuelan people’s aspirations …

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Observance of International Women’s Day

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release STATEMENT BY SECRETARY POMPEO March 8, 2019 Observance of International Women’s Day  The United States is proud to observe International Women’s Day, March 8.  We extend our gratitude to the diverse women and girls around the globe who have made vast contributions in lifting up …

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World Wildlife Day 2019

February 27, 2019 World Wildlife Day 2019 The United Nations established March 3 as World Wildlife Day to raise awareness of the world’s wild animals and plants.  This year will mark the sixth anniversary of World Wildlife Day, and for the first time will highlight marine species and the unique threats they face.  Wildlife has …

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Cuba’s So-Called Referendum

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release STATEMENT BY SECRETARY POMPEO February 26, 2019  Cuba’s So-Called Referendum  On February 24, the Cuban communist regime held what it called a “national referendum” on revisions to its constitution.  No one should be fooled by this exercise, which achieves little beyond perpetuating the pretext for regime’s one-party dictatorship.  The entire …

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The Cybersecurity 202: Huawei’s access to 5G could expand China’s surveillance state, cyber diplomat warns

The Cybersecurity 202: Huawei’s access to 5G could expand China’s surveillance state, cyber diplomat warns By Joseph Marks The Washington Post February 7, 2019 at 7:33 AM The United States’ top cyber diplomat just offered an unusually blunt warning to other nations: Allowing Huawei and other Chinese companies into their next-generation telecommunications networks would allow …

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OPIC delegation visits energy projects in El Salvador

In February 2019, a delegation from the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) visited El Salvador to monitor progress on two important energy projects: Energía del Pacífico natural gas plant and the AES El Salvador Bósfiro solar energy project. The Energía del Pacifico project represents a total investment of $800 million from OPIC. The AES project …

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Secretary Nielsen Statement on New Migrant ‘Caravan’

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Office of Public Affairs FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 5, 2019 Secretary Nielsen Statement on New Migrant ‘Caravan’ WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen M. Nielsen released the following statement on the new migrant ‘caravan’ that arrived at the Southern Border of the United States: “Approximately 2,000 …

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Kenyan Government Faces Backlash After Chinese Contract Leaks

WASHINGTON — The Kenyan government is  struggling to respond  to revelations that a multi-billion dollar contract with China may imperil its sovereignty, according to The Daily Nation newspaper. Details of the loan for the Standard Gauge Railway, Kenya’s largest infrastructure project since independence, emerged Sunday when The Nation  published excerpts  from a 2014 contract between the Export-Import Bank of China and …

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2019 Presidential Elections: Transparent & Credible

On February 3, 2019, El Salvador held a transparent and credible democratic process to elect the next President of their country.  As part of the international observers, the U.S. Embassy deployed 56 U.S. Embassy officials as observers to each of  the 14 departments across El Salvador. We joined the ranks of the 2,102 international observers …

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Continuing U.S. Diplomatic Presence in Venezuela

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release STATEMENT BY SECRETARY POMPEO January 23, 2019 Continuing U.S. Diplomatic Presence in Venezuela The United States stands with interim President Juan Guaido, the democratically elected National Assembly, and the people of Venezuela as they peacefully restore constitutional order to their country. We stand ready to …

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El Salvador recognized the support of the United States in the 1992 Peace Accords

The government of El Salvador held a ceremony to celebrate the 27th Anniversary of the signing of the Peace Accords at the International Fair and Convention Center (CIFCO). The Agreements were signed in Mexico on January 16, 1992. As part of the ceremony, Salvadoran President Salvador Sáncez Cerén gave the U.S. government a special recognition …

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U.S. Firearms and Ammunition Laws

U.S. FIREARMS AND AMMUNITION LAWS Gun Control Act of 1968 and the Arms Export Control Act (both as Amended) FACT SHEET For a full review of U.S. Firearms and Ammunition Regulations and Laws, please go to ATF’s public website at https://www.atf.gov/questions-and-answers/firearms-qas . To read the published Press Release about this subject please visit: https://sv.usembassy.gov/reminder-firearms-appropriate-exportation-and-importation-documentation/ (A7) Are there …

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United States-Mexico Declaration of Principles on Economic Development and Cooperation in Southern Mexico and Central America

December 18, 2018 United States-Mexico Declaration of Principles on Economic Development and Cooperation in Southern Mexico and Central America The United States and Mexico seek to continue modernizing our bilateral engagement to reflect changes in the world and to ensure our citizens directly benefit.  We are committed to promoting strong regional economic growth, good jobs, …

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The U.S. Strategy for Central America and Southern Mexico

December 18, 2018 The U.S. Strategy for Central America and Southern Mexico  The United States, in partnership with the government of Mexico, is committed to promoting a safer and more prosperous Central America by enhancing security, governance, and economic prosperity that can create greater opportunities and benefits for the people of the region and help …

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US Embassy and HALO Trust destroy more than 24,000 small arms ammunition

On December 11, 2018, the U.S. Embassy in El Salvador funded the destruction of 24,306 small arms ammunition carried out by the organization Hazardous Areas Life-Support Operations (HALO) Trust and the Armed Forces of El Salvador. The small arms were confiscated from various criminal groups by the Department of Confiscations and Storage Control of the Logistics …

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Statement by Secretary Pompeo on the Human Rights Day

December 10, 2018 Statement by Secretary Pompeo – Human Rights Day Seventy years ago, the UN General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Emerging from a world war that shocked humanity with its cruelty, the sovereign nations of the world united to specify those rights that are inherent to all persons, and committed to their …

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Statement by Secretary Pompeo about International Anticorruption Day

U.S. Department of State Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release Statement by Secretary Pompeo December 7, 2018 International Anticorruption Day Corruption facilitates transnational crime, fuels terrorism, obstructs economic growth and development, weakens the rule of law, and undermines democracy. Ultimately, it endangers our national security. That is why, as we look ahead to International Anticorruption …

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Statement from President Donald J. Trump and First Lady Melania Trump on the Passing of Former President George H.W. Bush

December 1, 2018 Melania and I join with a grieving Nation to mourn the loss of former President George H.W. Bush, who passed away last night. Through his essential authenticity, disarming wit, and unwavering commitment to faith, family, and country, President Bush inspired generations of his fellow Americans to public service—to be, in his words, …

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U.S. Supports Destruction of Confiscated Weapons in El Salvador

On November 14 the organization Hazardous Areas Life-Support Operations (HALO) carried out the destruction of 1,256 weapons consisting in firearms confiscated by the Salvadoran National Civilian Police (PNC). The operation took place at the CORINCA metal processing plant in Quezaltepeque, La Libertad, with financial support from the U.S. State Department. The HALO trust is a …

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Presidential Proclamation Addressing Mass Migration Through the Southern Border of the United States

November 9, 2018 The United States expects the arrival at the border between the United States and Mexico (southern border) of a substantial number of aliens primarily from Central America who appear to have no lawful basis for admission into our country. They are traveling in large, organized groups through Mexico and reportedly intend to …

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Invitation to EmprendeSV: A Free Conference for El Salvador’s Entrepreneurs

The EmprendeSV conference is a learning opportunity for all young entrepreneurs in El Salvador who are part of the Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative (YLAI) network.  The objective of EmprendeSV is to promote innovation and support entrepreneurship to promote the economic development of El Salvador. This is an initiative of the United States government …

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Youth computer programmers innovate at “Cihuahack”

One hundred eighty eight youth computer programmers met on October 27 and 28, to participate in the programming competence “Cihuahack”, in which 47 groups developed prototypes of virtual and augmented reality apps for the archeological site Cihuatán, with the intention of the touristic site and its neighboring areas. Congratulations to the winners: Gerardo, Mauricio, René, …

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Excerpt from the Remarks to Press by Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo

Michael R. Pompeo Secretary of State Press Briefing Room Washington, DC October 23, 2018   “… The migrant caravan is violating Mexico’s sovereignty, laws, and immigration procedures. President Trump will not stand for this to happen to the United States. To those who say this is a hardhearted stance, let’s not forget that the United …

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Overseas Private Investment Corporation signs $154 million agreement in El Salvador

President Ray Washburne of the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) signed last Monday an agreement totaling $154 million with Grupo Q Holdings and Citi El Salvador to facilitate development of Small and Medium Enterprises (SME) in the country. President Juan Federico Salaverría signed for Grupo Q Holdings, and CEO Ana Cristina López signed for Citi …

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Statement by Secretary Pompeo- Migrant Caravan

October 21, 2018 Migrant Caravan The United States is closely following the migrant caravan, in which thousands of migrants from Honduras and other countries continue to make a dangerous journey through Guatemala and into Mexico.  Many migrants are attempting to transit these countries and in the process are violating their sovereignty, their laws, and their …

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President Trump Announces his Intention to Nominate the Next United States Ambassador to El Salvador

President Trump Announces his intention to appoint the next United States Ambassador to El Salvador October 2, 2018 As part of the standard three-year period of service and Senate confirmation cycles for career Ambassadors, the White House has announced President Trump’s intent to nominate Ronald Douglas Johnson as the next U.S. Ambassador to El Salvador …

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President Donald J. Trump Announces Intent to Nominate Personnel to Key Administration Posts 

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary October 2, 2018 President Donald J. Trump Announces Intent to Nominate Personnel to Key Administration Posts  President Donald J. Trump today announced his intent to nominate the following individuals to key positions in his Administration:  Ronald Douglas Johnson of Florida, to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of …

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El Salvador’s Independence Day

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release STATEMENT BY SECRETARY POMPEO El Salvador’s Independence Day September 14, 2018 On behalf of the Government of the United States, I extend congratulations to the people of El Salvador on the occasion of your 197th anniversary of independence September 15.  The people of the United …

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Statement by Department of State Spokesperson Heather Nauert

Statement by Department of State Spokesperson Heather Nauert September 10, 2018 Washington, DC In the Department of State Press Briefing, U.S. State Department Spokesperson Heather Nauert confirmed that the chiefs of mission for the U.S. Embassies in the Dominican Republic, El Salvador, and Panama, were called to Washington, D.C. for consultations relating to recent decisions …

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Training provided by the US Patent and Trademark Office

Inventors, industrial designers, and creative artists in the Northern Triangle and throughout the world are creating new inventions that help grow the local economy. Counterfeit goods not only take away income from those who labored to create it, they also often do not meet quality standards, and can be harmful to consumers. The United States, …

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U.S. Chiefs of Mission to El Salvador, The Dominican Republic and Panama Called Back for Consultations

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release Statement by HEATHER NAUERT, SPOKESPERSON September 7, 2018 U.S. Chiefs of Mission to the Dominican Republic, El Salvador, and Panama Called Back for Consultations The Department of State has called back the U.S. Ambassador to the Dominican Republic Robin Bernstein, the U.S. Ambassador to El …

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More than 200 young encoders participate in “Cihuahack” launch

As part of U.S. Government support to Salvadorans, more than 200 young coders met in San Salvador to participate in the “Cihuahack” launch, a series of virtual reality activities to develop their skills.   U.S. augmented reality and app developer Megan Slater and Cihuatán Chief Archaeologist Paul Amaroli participated in the event, Salvadoran-American Binational Center …

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White House Statement On El Salvador

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 23, 2018  Statement from the Press Secretary on El Salvador On Tuesday, the Government of El Salvador announced it would discontinue its decades-long diplomatic relations with Taipei in favor of establishing diplomatic relations with Beijing.  The leaders of El Salvador’s governing party have …

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American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) Hotline for Questions regarding Family Reunifications

FAMILY REUNIFICATION HOTLINE (overseas): +001 646-478-1560 Toll Free Number Calling from the United States: 888-582-2853 Family members, legal representatives and others with questions about family reunification may call this hotline established by the American Civil Liberties Union and the Steering Committee, related to a lawsuit in the United States regarding the reunification of immigrant families …

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U.S. Embassy San Salvador Highlights U.S.-El Salvador Friendship Day

The 2nd annual celebration of U.S.-El Salvador Friendship Day (June 15) marked 155 years of bilateral relations between our countries. To commemorate this day, the U.S. Embassy hosted several activities around El Salvador which symbolize our close friendship. The celebration included the graduation of nearly two thousand students from the Embassy’s sponsored Gang Resistance Education and Training Program (GREAT) from …

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Long Overdue Freedom for Joshua Holt in Venezuela

STATEMENT BY SECRETARY POMPEO May 26, 2018 Long Overdue Freedom for Joshua Holt in Venezuela The United States welcomes the release of Joshua Holt and his wife Thamara, who were unjustly imprisoned in Venezuela. We extend our special thanks to Senator Bob Corker, Senator Orrin Hatch, Senator Mike Lee, Representative Mia Love, and all the other …

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Statement from President Donald J. Trump on the Maduro Regime in Venezuela

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary   Statement from President Donald J. Trump on the Maduro Regime in Venezuela Today, I have taken action to prevent the Maduro regime from conducting “fire sales,” liquidating Venezuela’s critical assets—assets the country will need to rebuild its economy. This money belongs to the Venezuelan people. I …

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Statement from Vice President Mike Pence on Venezuela’s Elections

Venezuela’s election was a sham – neither free nor fair. The illegitimate result of this fake process is a further blow to the proud democratic tradition of Venezuela. Every day, thousands of Venezuelans flee brutal oppression and grinding poverty – literally voting with their feet. The United States will not sit idly by as Venezuela …

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Statement By Secretary Pompeo: An Unfair, Unfree Vote in Venezuela

 STATEMENT BY SECRETARY POMPEO May 21, 2018 An Unfair, Unfree Vote in Venezuela  The United States condemns the fraudulent election that took place in Venezuela on May 20.  This so-called “election” is an attack on constitutional order and an affront to Venezuela’s tradition of democracy.  Until the Maduro regime restores a democratic path in Venezuela through …

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Deputy Secretary Sullivan Travel to Argentina and Brazil

Deputy Secretary Sullivan Travel to Argentina and Brazil Deputy Secretary of State John J. Sullivan will travel to Buenos Aires, Argentina from May 20-21 to lead the U.S. delegation to the G-20 Foreign Ministers’ Meeting. The G-20 Foreign Ministers’ Meeting offers an opportunity for foreign ministers to exchange views and collaborate on global economic, political, …

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Software Development Center

First Software Development Center is inaugurated and offers the opportunity to train about a thousand young people On March 11, 2018, the United States Embassy, through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), and the Gloria de Kriete Foundation inaugurated the first Software Development Center to benefit close to thousand young people with job …

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U.S. Passport Execution Fee will increase to $35

Effective April 2,2018, the passport execution fee will increase from $25 to $35. The $10 execution fee increase only applies to U.S. passport applicants using the DS-11 form, such as first-time applicants over 16, children under 16, and applicants who re-apply after reporting their previous passport lost or stolen.  The $10 fee increase does not …

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Annual Observance of International Women’s Day

U.S. Department Of State Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release Statement By Secretary Tillerson March 8, 2018 Annual Observance of International Women’s Day As we commemorate International Women’s Day on March 8th, the United States renews our steadfast commitment to addressing inequalities between women and men at home and abroad and reaffirms the importance …

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Required Application Forms and Application Fees To Re-Register for TPS

To re-register for TPS based on the designation of El Salvador, you must submit an Application for Temporary Protected Status (Form I-821). You do not need to pay the filing fee for the Form I-821. See  8 CFR 244.17 . You may be required to pay the biometric services fee. Please see additional information under the “Biometric Services Fee” section of …

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13th Police Athletic League inaugurated in Cabañas

On January 19, the U.S. Embassy San Salvador, through the Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL) together with the Patria Unida Foundation, inaugurated the thirteenth Police Athletic League (PAL) program of the National Civilian Police (PNC) at the Municipal Stadium of Ilobasco, Cabañas.   The PAL offers an array of recreational, educational, cultural, …

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Termination of the Designation of El Salvador for Temporary Protected Status

To re-register for TPS based on the designation of El Salvador, you must submit an Application for Temporary Protected Status (Form I-821). You do not need to pay the filing fee for the Form I-821. See  8 CFR 244.17 . You may be required to pay the biometric services fee. Please see additional information under the “Biometric Services Fee” section of …

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Global Magnitsky Human Rights Accountability Act Implementation

Press Statement Rex W. Tillerson Secretary of State Washington, DC December 21, 2017 Today, alongside the President and the Department of the Treasury, the Department of State took action against persons who have committed serious human rights abuse and engaged in corruption around the world. The Department is committed to protecting and promoting human rights …

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U.S. supports medical operations in Santa Teresa Hospital in Zacatecoluca

A U.S. medical team joined a staff of 20 health professionals from El Salvador, which included doctors, surgeons and anesthetists offer during three days of free medical assistance in the Santa Teresa Hospital in Zacatecoluca, La Paz. The U.S. personnel came from the Joint Task Force-Bravo at the Soto Cano Air Base, Honduras and are …

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Tin Marín will save thousands of dollars in energy thanks to USAID

The U.S. Embassy, through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Central America Regional Clean Energy Initiative, inaugurated a photovoltaic (solar energy) system in El Salvador’s “Tin Marín” children’s museum. The $91,800 investment is expected to generate $10,000 per year in  energy savings.  The 207 solar panels are each 60 kilo watts of power and are installed on the roof of the museum. They …

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U.S. Strategy for Central America

A Prosperous, Secure, and Well-Governed Central America Advances U.S. Interests “The United States views the security and prosperity of Central America as key to regional stability and to the security of the United States. We affirm our strong relationship with Central America and the region…” – White House Statement on the Conference on Prosperity and Security in …

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National Entrepreneurship Month, 2017

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 31, 2017 NATIONAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP MONTH, 2017 – – – – – – – BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA A PROCLAMATION National Entrepreneurship Month celebrates one of our Nation’s proudest qualities:  our innovative, hardworking, entrepreneurial spirit.  American entrepreneurs invent and …

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International Day to End Impunity for Crimes Against Journalists

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release  STATEMENT BY HEATHER NAUERT, SPOKESPERSON November 2, 2017  International Day to End Impunity for Crimes Against Journalists Around the world, journalists work often at great personal risk to report on issues that impact the lives of individuals in all societies.  They shine a light …

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The city of Villa de Meanguera receives a $200,000 ambulance donation

The U.S. Embassy Military Group, through its Humanitarian Assistance Program (HAP), donated an ambulance valued at $200,000 to the Municipality of Villa de Meanguera, Morazán. The event was attended by members of government institutions, churches, community representatives, inhabitants and educational centers. Colonel Elliot Harris said: “Our nations have a long history of friendship, and this …

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El Salvador launches the “Simplification and Registration of Procedures Project”

On October 18th, the Government of El Salvador, together with the Regulatory Improvement Organization (OMR), presented the “Simplification and Registration of Procedures Project”. This project seeks to ensure that government institutions reduce the costs of paperwork  by at least 20% and create  a National Procedures Registry in the 13 ministries of the Executive Body by …

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El Salvador joins the “Blue Heart” campaign

With the aim of combating human trafficking and reducing the vulnerability of victims, the Government of El Salvador, through the National Council against Human Trafficking (CNCTP) and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) joined the “Corazón Azul” (Blue Heart) campaign. Blue Heart is funded by the Government of Canada and the United …

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Stop. Think. Connect

Stop.Think.Connect is a national awareness campaign of awareness with the objective of increasing the level of knowledge of cyber-crimes and encourage the public to be more secure and responsible in the cyber world. Whether you send text messages, play games, share photos and videos, update your status or leave your comments on a social network, …

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Statement by Secretary Tillerson On The Expulsion Of Cuban Officials From The United States

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release Statement by Secretary Tillerson on The Expulsion Of Cuban Officials From The United States October 3, 2017 On October 3, the Department of State informed the Government of Cuba that it was ordering the departure of 15 of its officials from its embassy in …

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Statement by President Trump on the Shooting In Las Vegas, Nevada

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary STATEMENT BY PRESIDENT TRUMP ON THE SHOOTING IN LAS VEGAS, NEVADA   Diplomatic Room 10:50 A.M. EDT THE PRESIDENT:  My fellow Americans, we are joined together today in sadness, shock, and grief.  Last night, a gunman opened fire on a large crowd at a country music concert …

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U.S. Embassy Congratulates 111 Graduating Police Officers

On September 20, 17 women and 94 men of the National Civilian Police (PNC) graduated from a new program offered by a Specialized Institute in the National Academy of Public Security (IES-ANSP) with technical degrees in Police Science.  This police program recognizes the importance of strengthening the capabilities of the PNC as a requirement to …

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As part of the International Law Enforcement Academy’s (ILEA) commitment to fostering a culture of violence prevention in young people, ILEA invited 28 young people from the Glasswing International project to participate in a day of activities at the facilities of the Administration for the Control of the Drug (DEA). The goal of the visit …

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51 Schools join Police Athletic League in Sonsonate

More than 2,000 children and young people from 51 education center in 85 communities will benefit from the implementation of the Police Athletic League (PAL) program in Sonsonate. The program was inaugurated at the Ana Mercedes Campos Stadium. The Police Athletic Leagues allow the creation of recreational spaces for children and young people to participate …

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Statement by Heather Nauret Spokesperson, Criminalizing Dissent in Venezuela

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PNC launches Transparency Portal

On August 22, the National Civilian Police (PNC), through its Access to Public Information Unit, presented its new Transparency Portal aimed at improving transparency in the institution and facilitating access to public information through data and statistics. The portal was developed through the Infosegura Program, supported by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) …

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Remarks by Vice President Pence to the Argentine and Latin American Business Community

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The new electronic window MiEmpresa.gob.sv of the Government of El Salvador (GOES) will allow individual traders and companies to carry out the necessary procedures to obtain 25 registrations from 8 public and private entities. This electronic window will improve the business climate and competitiveness of the country and is part of the mechanisms that allow …

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Statement by the Press Secretary on Venezuela

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Treasury Sanctions the President of Venezuela

Washington – Today, the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) designated the President of Venezuela, Nicolas Maduro Moros, pursuant to Executive Order (E.O.) 13692, which authorizes sanctions against current or former officials of the Government of Venezuela and others undermining democracy in Venezuela.  These sanctions come a day after the Maduro …

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Secretary John F. Kelly announces new aviation security enhancements

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Government of El Salvador honors Director of USAID / El Salvador

The Government of El Salvador recently honored the Director of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) in El Salvador, Larry Sacks, with the José Gustavo Guerrero silver medal. Deputy Minister for the Salvadorans Abroad, Liduvina Margarín, chaird the ceremony which recognized the contributions of Mr. Sacks to El Salvador during the period from …

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Festival #AmistadEnAcción arrives in Ahuachapán

Some 700 people celebrated the friendship between the United States and El Salvador in the second concert framed under the Festival #AmistadEnAcción in the Victoria Cinema of Ahuachapán. The afternoon of music opened with a selection of numbers by the Conchagua Philharmonic Orchestra from La Union, one of the groups formed with children and young …

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United States Key Deliverables for the June 15-16, 2017 Conference on Prosperity and Security in Central America

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Fact Sheet on Cuba Policy

Fact Sheet on Cuba Policy    President Donald J. Trump is changing the policy of the United States toward Cuba to achieve four objectives: 1.      Enhance compliance with United States law—in particular the provisions that govern the embargo of Cuba and the ban on tourism; 2.      Hold the Cuban regime accountable for oppression and human …

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U.S. and El Salvador celebrate their friendship through school revitalization

Appropriately, a school named “United States of America” in La Libertad was the backdrop for the first annual United States-El Salvador Friendship Day celebration on June 15. The school was built in 1963 with the help of the United States government through its Alliance for Prosperity Initiative. As part of the celebration, more than 50 …

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Remarks: Secretary of State Rex Tillerson at the Conference for Prosperity and Security in Central America – Opening Plenary Session

 REMARKS  Secretary of State Rex Tillerson At the Conference for Prosperity and Security in Central America Opening Plenary Session    Florida International University Miami, Florida June 15, 2017  SECRETARY TILLERSON:  Well, thank you, Jorge, for that most kind introduction, and also in particular, I want to thank Florida International University for providing their campus and …

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K-9 School achievements demonstrates in El Salvador

U.S. Ambassador Jean Elizabeth Manes, Mayor of Lourdes,Colon Guillermo González Huezo, Head of Lourdes Colon Police Delegation Américo Pereira and the Antinarcotics Division (DAN in Spanish) representative Héctor Salomón Orellana Claros from the National Civilian Police (PNC in Spanish) Canine Technical Unit participated in the demonstration of abilities of  dogs that are part of this …

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Remarks of the Under Secretary Thomas Shannon at the Meeting of the Organization of American States

UNDER SECRETARY SHANNON: Thank you, Mr. Chairman. To you, sir, to the Secretary General and to all my colleagues, I extend my respect and gratitude for your presence here today as we discuss the increasingly dire situation in Venezuela. Over the last 18 months, we have seen a dramatic erosion of constitutional rule in Venezuela. …

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Embassy celebrates U.S. flavors in El Salvador

The U.S. Embassy, through the Foreign Agricultural Service Office, partnered with the Pan-American Academy of Culinary Art (APAC) to present a culinary festival San Salvador to launch the “Sabor USA” marketing campaign on May 20, 2017. U.S. Department of Agriculture “Sabor USA” campaign aims to increase international awareness and demand for U.S. food products by …

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OAS LGBTI Core Group Statement: International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia

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Statement by Secretary Tillerson on the World Press Freedom Day

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Remarks at the United Nations Security Council Ministerial Session on D.P.R.K.

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STATEMENT BY MARK TONER, ACTING SPOKESPERSON

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Pan American Day and Pan American Week, 2017

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Venezuelan Supreme Court Decision Greatly Undermines Democratic Institutions

  STATEMENT BY MARK TONER, ACTING SPOKESPERSON March 30, 2017 Venezuelan Supreme Court Decision Greatly Undermines Democratic Institutions  The United States condemns the Venezuelan Supreme Court’s March 29 decision to usurp the powers of the democratically elected National Assembly.  This rupture of democratic and constitutional norms greatly damages Venezuela’s democratic institutions and denies the Venezuelan …

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U.S.-Funded Police Operational Control and Command Center Opens its Doors

Deputy Chief of Mission of the U.S. Embassy in San Salvador, Mark Johnson; Vice President of the Republic of El Salvador Oscar Ortiz; Director General of National Civilian Police (PNC), Howard Augusto Cotto; Justice and Security Minister, Mauricio Ramírez Landaverde; Legislative Assembly President of the Commission of Public Security, José Antonio Almendáriz stood together to inaugurate …

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Let’s Invest in the Youth Now

By Larry Sacks Director, U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) El Salvador  ** This translation is provided as a courtesy and only the original Spanish text should be considered reliable. ** I remember how excited I was when I got my first job. They paid me the minimum wage, but I will never forget the …

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ILEA graduates 41 regional law enforcement officers

International Law Enforcement Academy in San Salvador (ILEA) graduated 41 law enforcement officers from Costa Rica, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Panamá and El Salvador under the “Law Enforcement and Leadership Development Program.” This six week course was designed to enhance the participants’ leadership and management skills, and foster regional law enforcement cooperation. Among the specific topics …

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El Salvador approves “Friendship Day between U.S. and El Salvador”

With 66 votes in favor, the Salvadoran Legislative Assembly approved the declaration of June 15 as “Friendship Day between El Salvador and United States.” The initiative was studied by the Committee for Cultural and Educational Affairs of the Legislative Assembly to commemorate the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries on June 15, 1863. …

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Joint Statement by Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Secretary of Homeland Security John Kelly on Bilateral Discussions in Mexico City

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Joint Statement on U.S.-Mexico Relations

The United States President Donald J. Trump and Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto spoke by phone this morning for an hour.  The call was mutually arranged by their teams.   The two had a productive and constructive call regarding the bilateral relationship between the two countries, the current trade deficit the United States has with Mexico, …

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Remarks by Ambassador Nikki Haley, U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations, to Press Before the Presentation of Credentials to the UN

AS DELIVERED                                                               January 27, 2017 Remarks by Ambassador Nikki Haley, U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations, to Press Before the Presentation of Credentials to the UN Secretary-General, January 27, 2017 Good morning. In South Carolina, we start off the days great. You know, it’s a thrill to be here at the UN. I will …

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The Trump Administration is committed to a foreign policy focused on American interests and American national security. Peace through strength will be at the center of that foreign policy. This principle will make possible a stable, more peaceful world with less conflict and more common ground. Defeating ISIS and other radical Islamic terror groups will …

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Remarks of President Donald J. Trump

As Prepared for Delivery – Chief Justice Roberts, President Carter, President Clinton, President Bush, President Obama, fellow Americans, and people of the world: thank you. We, the citizens of America, are now joined in a great national effort to rebuild our country and to restore its promise for all of our people. Together, we will …

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Youth graduates thanks to ¡Supérate! Program

Twenty young students from Soyapango, Apopa, Cuscatancingo, Ciudad Delgado, and Ilopango received diplomas in English, Computer Science, and Ethics as part of a program called “¡Supérate! Center Raíces Foundation.”  ¡Supérate! is a parallel program that complements the students’ high-school level public education courses. Under the motto “Transforming Lives through Education”, ¡Supérate! is supported by the …

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Strengthening teaching about Holocaust

Experts from the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, Jennifer Ciardelli and Carrie Olson, inspired 40 future educators from the Specialized Institute of Higher Education (IENS) with a message to fight against intolerance and to promote human dignity, during the talk “Learn and Teach about the Holocaust,” carried out within the context of the Holocaust Remembrance Day, that is held on January …

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Department of State Actions in Response to Russian Harassment

Mark C. Toner  Deputy Department Spokesperson Washington, DC December 29, 2016 The State Department today declared persona non grata 35 Russian officials operating in the United States who were acting in a manner inconsistent with their diplomatic or consular status. The Department also informed the Russian Government that it would deny Russian personnel access to …

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Engel, Ros-lehtinen Lead Letter Affirming Strong Support for Central American Attorneys General

Bipartisan letter condemns political interference in courageous work of Attorneys General WASHINGTON—Led by Representative Eliot L. Engel (D-NY), the Ranking Member of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, and Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL), Chair Emeritus of the Foreign Affairs Committee, a bipartisan group of 12 Members of Congress today affirmed their support for the courageous …

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OpEd: We must support young people who dare

By Larry Sacks, Director of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) in El Salvador (This opinion editorial appeared in El Diario de Hoy newspaper on December 16, 2016. This text was originally written and published in Spanish, the below is a translation.)   Not a single day passes without us reading in the newspapers about another …

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Clarification Regarding the Certification of Funding for the Northern Triangle

The Embassy of the United States in El Salvador clarifies that the Department of State has certified to the United States Congress that the three countries of the Northern Triangle — El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras — have taken effective measures to comply with the conditions established by the Congress of the United States this year. At …

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Deputy Assistant Secretary of State addresses irregular migration in El Salvador

Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs  Juan Sebastian Gonzalez  visited El Salvador on December 13 – 14 to support Salvadoran government efforts to address irregular migration to the United States. During his visit, Deputy Assistant Secretary Gonzalez met with Salvadoran Minister of Foreign Affairs Hugo Martinez and other cabinet members. Juan Sebastian Gonzalez is responsible …

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Statement of Senator Patrick Leahy On Support for Attorneys General in Central America

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Property titles delivered to improve education

For the first time since being founded, 59 schools received property titles to own the land where they have been functioning. This will allow these schools to be intervened as part of the Human Capital Development component of the second MCC agreement with El Salvador. The handing over of the titles was made possible by …

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Expansion of the Central American Minors (CAM) Program

November 15, 2016 In July, the United States announced plans to expand the Central American Minors (CAM) program to allow additional categories of applicants to apply for admission to the United States as a refugee, when accompanied by a qualifying child. This expansion builds on the in-country refugee/parole program established in 2014 that provides a …

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U.S. Embassy San Salvador Commemorates Veterans Day

On November 11, U.S. Embassy San Salvador was closed in commemoration of Veterans Day, out of respect for, and in recognition of, the contributions our service members have made to the cause of peace and freedom around the world.   In a ceremony on the Embassy grounds, attended by members of American Legion Post ES-01and …

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Check Out our New Website

¡Sí, tenemos un nuevo Website, échale una mirada! El nuevo “look” del website tiene siete secciones que representan los tópicos más importantes para tu interés. Las secciones a su vez, están subdivididas en categorías las cuales te ayudarán a encontrar información específica. Las siete secciones son: Visas – Para todas tus preguntas y necesidad de información …

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ILEA graduates 35 more law enforcers

The International Academy for Law Enforcement (ILEA) San Salvador closed its fourth “Leadership Development Program” for 35 law enforcers from Argentina, Brazil, Bolivia, Chile, Paraguay, Peru and El Salvador. The course is a program for law enforcement officers in mid-level management positions and other professionals at the same level in the law enforcement community. The …

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Violence Prevention Centers Inaugurated In Zacatecoluca

The Zacatecoluca Mayor’s Office and the U.S. Government, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), inaugurated today a Municipal Violence Prevention Center and four youth outreach centers as part of the municipality’s violence prevention plan, “Zacate, Committed!” The Zacatecoluca Municipal Prevention Center will provide citizens a “one-stop shop” for crime and violence prevention services, …

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First National Police Athletic League Tournament Launched

In a colorful and festive atmosphere, the Embassy of the United States, the National Civilian Police and the “Patria Unida” Foundation launched on September 2nd, the Police Athletic League National Tournament “Heroes of El Salvador” at the Estadio Delicias, Santa Tecla. The champions of each of the Police Athletic Leagues (PAL) from Santa Ana, Lourdes-Colón, …

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U.S. Officials Reiterated Dangers of Undocumented Trip to U.S.

U.S. officials made visits to El Salvador to reiterate the dangers of traveling to the United States irregularly On two separate visits, officials from the Department of Homeland Security (ICE), visited El Salvador to meet with government officials, business representatives and observe first-hand the efforts of El Salvador to receive migrants repatriated. During her visit …

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Embassy participates in JuvenTour

The U.S. Embassy participated at the Seventh Annual nation-wide JuvenTour youth fair created by the Government of El Salvador (GOES), through its National Youth Institute (INJUVE). The U.S. Embassy set up an expansive and interactive information booth that highlighted 12 youth-related U.S. Government-funded projects in support of Plan El Salvador Seguro, the Alliance for Prosperity and …

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The Embassy and National Police launch the Police Athletic League in Ahuachapán

The U.S. Embassy and the National Civil Police of El Salvador (PNC) launched the Police Athletic League in Ahuachapán in order to create and improve recreational spaces for children. The event was attended by the U.S. Ambassador Jean Manes, Director of the PNC, Howard Cotto, and the mayor of Ahuachapán, Abilio Flores. In Ahuachapán, more …

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US Launches Project to Improve Salvadoran Youth Employment

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U.S. Donates more than $1.5 million for Training Facilities for Peacekeeping Operations

The U.S. Embassy, through the U.S. Military Group, in conjunction with the Command of Engineers of the Armed Forces of El Salvador, inaugurated a storage facility and two barracks for military personnel from  Salvadoran peacekeeping operations. The construction of these new facilities was carried out under the Global Peace Operations Initiative (GPOI). The Military Group …

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U.S. Embassy donates equipment to the Arms and Explosives Division of the PNC

With the purpose of strengthening the Arms and Explosives Division (DAE by its acronym in Spanish) capabilities, the US Government, through the Bureau for Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), delivered an equipment donation to the National Civilian Police (PNC by its acronym in Spanish) of El Salvador. The donation includes a 4×4 pick-up, designed …

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CAFTA-DR Celebrates 10th Anniversary in El Salvador

Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Western Hemisphere of the U.S. Department of Commerce, John M. Andersen, joined Salvadoran Vice Minister of Economy, Luz Estrella Rodríguez and Vice minister of Trade and Industry, Merlin Barrera, to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Central American and Dominican Republic Free Trade Agreement with the U.S., CAFTA DR. “CAFTA …

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Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson visits El Salvador

U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson visited El Salvador as part of a regional tour in Central America that also included Honduras. During his visit, Secretary Johnson met with Salvadoran President, Salvador Sánchez Cerén and other Salvadoran officials. During their meeting, they discussed the importance of law enforcement cooperation to address violence and the other …

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Readout of Vice President Biden’s Meeting with Presidents of the Northern Triangle

The Vice President met today with President Salvador Sánchez-Cerén of El Salvador, President Jimmy Morales of Guatemala, and President Juan Orlando Hernández of Honduras. The leaders discussed their progress in meeting the agreements outlined in the Blair House Communique of February 24, 2016, which identified specific steps to be taken as part of the 2016 …

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Municipal Violence Prevention Plans Presented

Eight municipalities presented their Municipal Violence Prevention Plans, designed with the support of the United States, through its Agency for International Development (USAID) and its Violence and Crime Prevention Project. Each Municipal Plan contains six lines of action that include strengthening the Municipal Committees for Violence Prevention, establishing outreach centers  “For My Neighborhood”,  mentoring services …

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First API Project Signed

Under the activity known as El Salvador Investment Challenge (ESIC, or API in Spanish), FOMILENIO II signed an agreement with Aeroman, which will benefit more than 800 young technicians and engineers in the area of civil aeronautics. Aeroman has already invested $24.8 million of $32.2 million planned.  FOMILENIO II meanwhile will provide, via API, up …

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U.S. Embassy makes a Donation to the Migration Office

The US Embassy in San Salvador presented a donation of equipment to the General Directorate of Migration and Foreign Affairs of El Salvador (DGME by its acronym in Spanish). The donation will help streamline and improve the registration and control of documents, the documentation of investigations and the monitoring of immigration offenses. The equipment includes …

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U.S. Funded Police Athletic League Opens in Zacatecoluca

The U.S. Embassy in El Salvador and the Ministry of Public Security and Justice inaugurated a new Police Athletic League (PAL) in Zacatecoluca. This program is being implemented by the Embassy’s Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL), the National Civilian Police (PNC) and Patria Unida Foundation. “This program has been so successful …

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“Justice for My Sister” Takes On Gender Violence in El Salvador

Four-hundred and fifty young men and women in El Salvador faced the provocative question of American filmmaker Kimberly Bautista: Who is responsible in cases of violence against women, the perpetrator or the victim? The answer was summarized simply by Veronica Sandoval, 22, a journalism student at the Catholic University of El Salvador (UNICAES): The person …

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U.S. supports Directorate for Migrant Care

Under the Comprehensive Assistance to Returned Families and Unaccompanied Migrant Children in the Northern Triangle of Central America Project, the U. S. Embassy of El Salvador participated in the official presentation of the reconstruction and rehabilitation of the Directorate for Migrant Care. “More than a pretty building, this center will bring together all needed services …

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Joint Communique of The Presidents Of The Northern Triangle, And The Vice President Biden In Relation To The Plan Of The Alliance For Prosperity

The presidents of El Salvador, Salvador Sanchez Cerén; Guatemala, Jimmy Morales; and Honduras, Juan Orlando Hernandez; and the Vice President of the United States, Joe Biden, met in Washington, DC on February 24, 2016 to review joint efforts to promote economic integration in the Northern Triangle of Central America; to invest in human capital; to …

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Peace Corps Suspends Program in El Salvador

The Peace Corps today announced the suspension of its program in El Salvador due to the ongoing security environment. The agency will continue to monitor the security situation in collaboration with the U.S. Embassy in San Salvador to determine when the program can resume. The Peace Corps has enjoyed a long partnership with the government …

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Military Group donates $1.3 million for Training Facilities for Peacekeeping Operations

As part of the Global Peace Operations Initiative (GPOI), the US Embassy through the Military Group, in conjunction with the Command of Engineers of the Armed Forces of El Salvador, opened a space for training military personnel affiliated to peacekeeping operations. The inauguration took place on Friday November 20th at the Training Center for Peacekeeping …

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Second class graduate from Women Empowerment Through Micro Enterprise Program

The US Embassy and the NGO Convoy of Hope held a graduation ceremony for 155 women who participated in the program “Empowerment of Women through Microenterprise.” This program is part of the initiative of the Department of State “Women Entrepreneurship in the Americas” (WEAmericas), which is responsible of connecting women to economic growth and business …

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Deputy Secretary of State Higginbottom visits El Salvador

U.S. Deputy Secretary of State for Management and Resource, Heather Higginbottom, visited El Salvador as part of a regional tour in Central America last week. During her visit, Secretary Higginbottom met with Salvadoran President, Salvador Sánchez Céren and other Salvadoran officials. During their meeting, they discussed the implementation of the Alliance for Prosperity, a plandeveloped …

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CALEE concludes in El Salvador

On Friday September 25th the Central American Law Enforcement Exchange (CALEE), support by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the Office of Overseas Prosecutorial Development, Assistance and Training of the United States (OPDAT), held its closing ceremony. The participants of the CALEE program were from the United States, Mexico, Guatemala, Belize, Honduras, Panama and El …

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Statement by Secretary Kerry

El Salvador’s National Day On behalf of President Obama and the people of the United States, I congratulate El Salvador on the 194th anniversary of its independence on September 15. As the Salvadoran government and people work to address the significant challenges facing the country, the United States renews our commitment to stand with you …

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FOMILENIO II into Action

The Government of the United States and the Government of El Salvador celebrated the Entry into Force ceremony of the Second Millennium Challenge Corporation Compact, known as FOMILENIO II. This September 9th marks the starting point for the five years in which FOMILENIO II must successfully implement its three components: Investment Climate, Human Capital and …

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ICE supports dismantling trafficking network in El Salvador, Guatemala and Mexico

A network of traffickers operating in El Salvador, Guatemala, Mexico and the United States was dismantled, thanks to the cooperation of law enforcers from all countries in the region. As a result of Operation “Lucero” (Starlight), at least 17 people have been arrested for human smuggling in El Salvador. Among those arrested, 7 are being …

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USNS Comfort Benefits Thousands of Salvadorans

General check-ups, pediatrics, geriatrics, ophthalmology, dentistry, gastroenterology, and orthopedics were the specialties that were performed in the medical clinics in Acajutla and San Julian. 600 people were treated each day for two weeks, benefiting a total of 14,000 Salvadorans. Although many of the participants of the medical campaigns arrived empty-handed, patients left with medication and …

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USNS Comfort comes with “Continuing Promise”

The hospital ship USNS Comfort and its mission “Continuing Promise 2015” arrived in Acajutla, Sonsonate, to begin two weeks of joint work with Salvadoran authorities which are expected to benefit at least 12,000 people with medical assistance. The opening ceremony was headed by Ambassador Mari Carmen Aponte, the Minister of National Defense, David Munguia Payes, …

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Emergency Preparedness Training Begins

A group of 15 members of the US Marine Corps who are part of Special-Purpose Marine Air Ground Task Force-SOUTHCOM (SPMAGTF-SC), arrived in El Salvador on Tuesday. This regional operation was announced by the Southern Command in March. The Marines will participate in joint training with the Ministry of Defense, which will include humanitarian efforts …

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Thousands of Salvadoran benefited by Medical Brigades

To improve the quality of life for Salvadorans was the objective of the humanitarian exercise “Beyond The Horizons.”  Since its beginning in March, several medical brigades have been executed throughout the country.  The mission has benefited over 30 thousand Salvadorans. The medical brigades have included a variety of services, such as vaccination campaigns, medical care …

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Court is inaugurated in memory of PNC Agent

On April 28, the US Embassy and the National Civil Police (PNC by its acronym in Spanish) inaugurated an athletic court in the Usulutan Police Delegation, named after the PNC officer Nelson Panameño, who was killed on March 26.  Panameño was one of the instructors from the Gang Resistance Education and Training Program (GREAT). Under …

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El Salvador thanks U.S. and France Support for Peace Missions

The Defense Minister, David Munguía Payés recognized Ambassador Mari Carmen Aponte and French Ambassador Philippe Vinogradoff for their  assistance in the training of the Salvadorans who are part of the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA by its acronym in Spanish). The Salvadoran blue helmets contingent, at the command of Aviator Pilot …

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“Beyond The Horizon 2015” Begins

On April 9, United States Embassy in El Salvador and the Salvadoran Ministry of Defense inaugurated the military exercise “Beyond The Horizon 2015” in Estanzuelas School, in the municipality of Quezaltepeque (La Libertad). The exercise will benefit communities in the Departments of Santa Ana, San Salvador and La Libertad. Over the next three months, the …

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Sports Training Program is Launched

On March 27, the United Cerebral Palsy (UCP Wheels for Humanity, UCP Wheels), in conjunction with the National Ability Center (NAC), launched a sports training program, which is part of a two–year project called “Developing Potential and Expanding Consciousness: An International Sports Project for Persons with Disabilities (DPEA by its acronym in Spanish)”. As part …

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FOMILENIO II: Ready to Start Work

After being sworn in by President Salvador Sanchez Ceren, the Executive Director of FOMILENIO II and members of the Board of Directors are ready to being the implementation process of the program. 21 representatives from the public sector and civil society were sworn at the event, which was held on March 12 at the Presidential …

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Education USA Facilitates Agreement between UDB and Indian Hills

The US Embassy,through the Office of Student Educational Counseling Education USA facilitated the signing of a memorandum of understanding between the University Don Bosco (UDB) and Indian Hills Community College which aims to develop research opportunities through seminars and exchanges of students and teachers. The Vice President of UDB, Oscar Rodriguez, said the memorandum signed …

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American Chef visits El Salvador

Speaking to a crowd of more than 600 students and instructors from two Salvadoran culinary schools, American chef Hoss Fuentes encouraged them to “cook with passion and express yourselves through your food.” “A career in cooking has its difficulties but also its rewards and joys,” Fuentes said, urging them to take full advantage of their …

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“Beyond the Horizon 2015” equipment arrives

On Friday March 13, representatives of the US Embassy, ??the US Southern Command (SOUTHCOM), and the Ministry of Defense of El Salvador officially announced the humanitarian exercise “Beyond the Horizon 2015.” The announcement took place with the arrival of equipment and supplies that will support the exercise.  This joint effort between the US and El …

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ILEA Continues Training Law Enforcement Professionals

The International Law Enforcement Academy (ILEA) opened two courses for female law enforcement officers on March 9 and finalized a “Leadership Development Program” on March 6.  Ambassador Mari Carmen Aponte opened the two courses for female law enforcement officers, while the closing ceremony of the Leadership Development Program was attended by Deputy Chief of Mission …

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MCC Vicepresident Speaks to Students at ESEN

Maame Frimpong, vicepresident of the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) led a discussion with law students at the School of Economics and Business (ESEN by its acronym in Spanish) on February25. In this roundtable discussion, Frimpong, who is also the Legal Director of MCC, spoke about her experience as a lawyer. Frimpong shared what she learned …

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ILEA inaugurates Central American Police Academy

The International Law Enforcement Academy San Salvador (ILEA) inaugurated the first phase of the Central American Police Academy Development Project on February Monday 23, 2015. For three days, the directors and deputy directors of police academies in Guatemala, Honduras, Panama and El Salvador will receive training on issues of combating crime and strengthening police institutions. …

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U.S. Embassy and Vital Voices inaugurate the TechCamp: Entrepreneur Women

Charge d’ Affaires of the U.S. Embassy, Michael Barkin, and Alexandra Araujo de Sola, President of the NGO Vital Voices inaugurated “TechCamp: Women Entrepreneurs.” TechCamp is aimed at members of Vital Voices, women entrepreneurs and organizations that work to support and empower women.  Participants will have the opportunity to take part in workshops that seek …

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Promoting Prosperity, Security and Good Governance in Central America

Today, the Administration announced that 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 …

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5000 Students to benefit from USAID Project

The Canton Ojo de Agua Public School in Huizúcar, La Libertad was among the most affected schools by Tropical Storm Ida in 2009.  For that reason, the United States through its Agency for International Development (USAID), funded the reconstruction of the school.  The project was launched at a groundbreaking ceremony at the school, which serves …

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