YLAI alumni lead tech entrepreneurship boot camp for college students

Twenty-two engineering and industrial design students participated in a product design boot camp led by alumnus Emil Rodriguez.  Emil is a technology entrepreneur with a passion to promote invention and innovation in the Dominican Republic. One of the biggest challenges he highlights is that most engineers and designers focus on providing tech support to already ...
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Dominican Youth Grow With Support From the United States

To Celebrate International Youth Day on August 12, we are sharing success stories of Dominican youth who have found and taken advantage of new career and personal development opportunities with support from the United States Government. Lucy Every day, young mothers such as Lucy seek opportunities to build a better future for their children. Lucy’s ...
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Prepare Yourself for Hurricane Season

Like the rest of the Caribbean, the Dominican Republic is a hurricane-prone country.  The hurricane season runs from June , with the peak season from mid-August to late October. A hurricane is a low pressure system that generally forms in the tropics accompanied by heavy winds.  Hurricanes can cause catastrophic damage to coastlines and several ...
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U.S. Embassy Celebrates 242nd Independence Day Anniversary

Santo Domingo, D.N. – The U.S. Embassy in Santo Domingo celebrated the 242nd anniversary of the United States’ Independence, in a reception headed by Chargé d’Affaires, a.i. Robert Copley and his wife Yanira Copley. The event began with the presentation of the flags by the Color Guard of the U.S. Embassy Marine Corps, followed by ...
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The U.S. Embassy in Santo Domingo and the General Directorate of Film Announce a Western Film Series

The U.S. Embassy in Santo Domingo and the General Directorate of Film, through the Cinemateca Dominicana, present the film series “Cuéntame una de Vaqueros” (tell me a cowboy story), starting June 28 and running through July 11, 2018, at the Cinemateca theater. During the film series, viewers will be able to see some of the ...
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Treasury Sanctions Two Individuals and Five Entities Under Global Magnitsky

U.S. Department of the Treasury PRESS RELEASES June 12, 2018 Designations Represent Latest Efforts to Isolate Serious Human Rights Abusers and Corrupt Actors from the US. Financial System WASHINGTON – Today, the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) sanctioned Dominican Republic Senator Felix Ramon Bautista Rosario (Bautista) for engaging in corrupt ...
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Public Designation of Dominican Republic Senator Felix Bautista under the FY 2018 Department of State Appropriations Act

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release June 12, 2018 MEDIA NOTE Public Designation of Dominican Republic Senator Felix Bautista under the FY 2018 Department of State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs Appropriations Act (Div. K, P.L. 115-141 The Department is publicly designating Dominican Republic Senator Felix Ramon Bautista Rosario under ...
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Secretary of State Pompeo’s Remarks on LGBTI Pride Month

Press Statement Mike Pompeo Secretary of State Washington, DC June 1, 2018 The United States joins people around the world in celebrating Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Intersex (LGBTI) Pride Month, and reaffirms its commitment to protecting and defending the human rights of all, including LGBTI persons. In many parts of the world, LGBTI individuals ...
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Ask the Consul – Protect yourself

The United States Embassy in Santo Domingo wants visa applicants to protect themselves from becoming victims of visa fraud. Our “Ten cuida’o con ese Maco” campaign helps applicants to identify the macos – dishonest lawyers, travel agents, and fixers – and to understand the consequences of immigration fraud. Each year, millions of people obtain a ...
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U.S. Embassy in Santo Domingo Announces Online Recruitment Websites

We invite all those interested in joining our team in the Dominican Republic to access our e-recruitment platforms at https://erajobs.state.gov/dos-era/dom/vacancysearch/searchVacancies.hms and erecruitment.wha.state.gov/sd/ . Applicants will find job vacancies with corresponding descriptions, requirements and forms in these websites. We recommend checking both websites periodically to take advantage of the job opportunities available in each one. The U.S. Government ...
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U.S. Embassy Santo Domingo Launches Button to Report IP Theft

To celebrate World Intellectual Property Day on April 26, U.S. Embassy Santo Domingo is launching the “ Report IP Theft Button .” This is a streamlined method to report intellect property theft.  The button leads users to a report form, which, once completed, is submitted to the U.S. National Intellectual Property Rights Coordination Center for review and possible follow ...
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United States Embassy recognizes Soraya Checo de Álvarez as Notable Woman 2018

Santo Domingo, DN- The Chargé d’Affaires a.i. of the United States Embassy in Santo Domingo, Robert Copley, hosted an International Women’s Day reception on March 8 where he recognized Soraya Checo de Álvarez as the Embassy’s 2018 “Mujer Destacada” (Notable Woman). Checo was selected for her hard work and valuable contributions in the comprehensive education ...
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Dominican Republic National Day Statement by Secretary Tillerson

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson _____________________________________________________________________________________________________ For Immediate Release STATEMENT BY SECRETARY TILLERSON Dominican Republic National Day February 27, 2018 On behalf of the Government of the United States, I congratulate the people of the Dominican Republic on 174 years of independence. The United States values our longstanding friendship with the Dominican ...
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U.S. Embassy and AMCHAMDR Host Overseas Security Advisory Council Meeting

The United States Embassy and the American Chamber of Commerce hosted the quarterly meeting of the Overseas Security Advisory Council (OSAC) on February 6th in Santo Domingo.  Eighty-seven representatives and 44 U.S. businesses operating in the Dominican Republic, dignitaries from partner embassies (UK, Germany, Canada, and United Nations), the World Bank, and officials from the ...
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Learn About the Stories of Notable African American Leaders in United States History

Each February, the United States celebrates African American History Month, to acknowledge the achievements and the central role of African Americans in the country’s history. As a part of this year’s celebration, below we share the stories of some of the most important African American leaders in history, who stood out in areas such as ...
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Are You a Young Musician? This Exchange Program Is for You

If you are a musician between the ages of 19 and 35, the U.S. Embassy in Santo Domingo invites you to apply to OneBeat, a music exchange and incubator for music-based social entrepreneurship, where innovative musicians from around the world launch collaborative projects designed to make a positive impact on local and global communities. Now ...
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United States Government Takes Actions Related to Human Rights and Corruption

December 21, 2017 Washington, D.C. – Today, together with the President and the Department of the Treasury, the Department of State took action against persons who have committed serious human rights abuses and engaged in corruption.  Included in these actions was a Dominican, Angel Rondon Rijo.  This action allows for the imposition of visa restrictions ...
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The United States and the Caribbean Cooperate on Regional Security

The United States is in constant cooperation with Caribbean countries on regional security issues. As part of this cooperation, since 2009, representatives from the U.S. and Caribbean governments have met annually to advance the goals of the Caribbean Basin Security Initiative (CBSI). This year, the annual Caribbean-U.S. Security Cooperation Dialogue was held in the Dominican ...
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U.S. Embassy Temporarily Suspends Consular Operations

As a precautionary measure, the U.S. Embassy Santo Domingo has temporarily suspended all consular operations as of 9:45 a.m. on Thursday, November 16 due to the detection of an unknown substance in the Consular section. The U.S. Embassy is in contact with Dominican authorities and is evaluating the substance. Any individuals who miss Consular or ...
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Announcement to Receive Proposals: Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation 2018

ANNOUNCEMENT TO RECEIVE PROPOSALS PROGRAM OF AMBASSADORS FUND FOR CULTURAL PRESERVATION 2018 (AFCP) The Cultural Section of the Office of Public Affairs of the United States Embassy in Santo Domingo in coordination with the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) Cultural Heritage Center (“the Center”) invites Dominican cultural entities to submit project proposals for ...
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U.S. Embassy Santo Domingo Changes Visa Process for Families with Children under 14

he U.S. Embassy Santo Domingo has discontinued the “Interview Waiver Program,” known as the “drop box,” and will require parents who wish to travel to the United States for vacation with their children (under the age of 14) to appear for an interview in representation of their children.
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U.S. Response to the Impact of Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico

The Embassy thanks you for your interest and support as our country deals with the aftermath of Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. We would like to update you on the ongoing relief efforts. The U.S. Government response, led by FEMA, and including the Department of Defense and the U.S. Coast ...
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U.S. Embassy Santo Domingo Hosts Reception in Honor of Altos de Chavon School of Design

Santo Domingo, D.N.– The United States Embassy in Santo Domingo hosted a reception in honor of Altos de Chavon School of Design , to thank them for lending 24 art pieces from their collection, which are on display at the Chief of Mission Residence. The ceremony was headed by the U.S. Embassy Chargé d’Affaires, a.i. Mr. Robert Copley, who thanked Dominique ...
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U.S. Embassy Returns to Normal Operations on Friday

Santo Domingo, DN – The U.S. Embassy in Santo Domingo will return to normal operations on Friday, September 22, 2017, after closing for routine consular services on September 21, 2017 due to weather conditions caused by Hurricane Maria. Previously scheduled consular services, and all other services offered by the Embassy, will be carried out normally. ...
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U.S. Embassy Will Be Closed for Routine Consular Services on Thursday

Santo Domingo, DN – For the safety and security of our staff and visitors during weather conditions due to Hurricane Maria, the U.S. Embassy Consular Section in  Santo Domingo will be closed for routine consular (nonimmigrant, immigrant, and non-emergency American citizen) services on September 21, 2017.  Those with scheduled appointments for September 21, 2017 will be ...
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Supporting Good Faith Negotiations Among Venezuelans

Press Statement Heather Nauert Department Spokesperson Washington, DC September 15, 2017 The United States reiterates its call for the complete restoration of democracy in Venezuela. We support earnest negotiations in good faith that will achieve this goal. We call attention to the importance of the Government of Venezuela fulfilling its previous commitments to a democratic ...
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President Donald J. Trump Proclaims National Hispanic Heritage Month 2017

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 13, 2017 National Hispanic Heritage Month, 2017 – – – – – – – By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation   During National Hispanic Heritage Month, we celebrate the accomplishments of Hispanic Americans who have helped shape our ...
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U.S. Embassy in Santo Domingo Reschedules Nonimmigrant Visa Interviews

Santo Domingo, D.N.- The U.S. Embassy in Santo Domingo extends its condolences to all those who lost loved ones and to the communities affected by the Hurricane Irma. Our embassies in The Bahamas, the Dominican Republic, Haiti, and Barbados – as well as the U.S. Consulate General in Curacao – are open.  However, as many staff ...
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The U.S. Embassy in Santo Domingo Will Be Closed on Thursday Due to Hurricane Irma

Santo Domingo, D.N.- On September 5, 2017, the Department of State authorized the voluntary departure of U.S government employees and their family members due to Hurricane Irma. The Department of State warns U.S. citizens to carefully reconsider travel to the Dominican Republic. The Embassy, including the Consular Agencies in Punta Cana and Puerto Plata, will ...
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Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens – Hurricane Irma

Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens United States Embassy, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic September 5, 2017 Hurricane Irma   This message is to advise U.S. citizens residing and traveling in the Dominican Republic that Hurricane Irma, currently a category 5 storm, is projected to affect the Dominican Republic. This storm may bring significant rainfall and wind that ...
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United States Embassy Hosts Reception in Honor of New Chargé d’Affaires

Santo Domingo, D.N.- The United States Embassy in Santo Domingo hosted a welcome reception in honor of its new Chargé d’Affaires a.i., Mr. Robert Copley , and his wife, Mrs. Yanira Copley. In his welcome remarks, Mr. Copley highlighted the shared values between the United States and the Dominican Republic as well as his interest in working for ...
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Youth Ambassadors in Action

The Youth Ambassadors program brings together high school students and teachers for a 3-week exchange to develop their leadership skills, fosters community service, promotes mutual understanding and improves their knowledge about the U.S. Participants engage in workshops, community service activities, team building exercises, meetings with community leaders, and home stays with American families. Upon their ...
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U.S. Embassy Santo Domingo Celebrates 241st United States Independence Day

Santo Domingo, D.N.– The U.S. Embassy in Santo Domingo held a reception to celebrate the 241st United States Independence Day. The event was hosted by Chargé d’Affaires, a.i. Patrick Dunn and his wife Meltem Ercan-Dunn. The event began with the color guard Infantry Corps of the Embassy Marines, followed by the national anthems of both ...
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United States Embassy Welcomes New Counselor for Political and Economic Affairs

Santo Domingo, D.N. – The United States Embassy in Santo Domingo hosted a welcome reception to honor the new Counselor for Political and Economic Affairs Section, Mrs. Katharine Beamer and bid farewell to the departing Counselor, Mr. Brian Quigley.  The event was headed by the Embassy Chargé d’Affaires, a.i., Mr. Patrick Dunn and his wife, Mrs. ...
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United States Strategy for Engagement in the Caribbean

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release  MEDIA NOTE June 21, 2017 United States Strategy for Engagement in the Caribbean   The U.S. Department of State, in coordination with the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), submitted a multi-year Caribbean strategy to Congress on June 19 that establishes a framework for ...
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Deputy Secretary John J. Sullivan Remarks at OAS General Assembly

Remarks Deputy Secretary John J. Sullivan At a Solo Press Availability June 20, 2017 Cancun, Mexico **UNEDITED/DRAFT** MODERATOR: (Via interpreter) Good afternoon. Welcome to this press conference of the Under* Secretary of State John Sullivan. He will start with a brief declaration and then he will answer some questions. I will assign the persons that ...
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Innovation Fund Announces Grant for Dominican Institution for Entrepreneurship Program

The 100,000 Strong in the Americas Innovation Fund announced a grant for Instituto Tecnológico de las Américas (ITLA) and the New York Institute of Technology to create the Innovation Across Borders program. This program will promote entrepreneurship and will be structured around joint design challenges completed by students at both institutions. The joint projects will ...
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Emergency Operations Center Presents AlertCOE App Sponsored by the United States Government

The app will serve to share COE alerts through smartphones during any weather phenomenon1 SANTO DOMINGO.  The United States Government, through its Agency for International Development (USAID), sponsored the design of a new application called AlertCOE that will allow alerts issued by the Emergency Operations Center (COE) to be received by smartphone users. United States ...
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Global Business Leaders to Attend 2017 SelectUSA Investment Summit

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Monday, May 22, 2017 U.S. Embassy Santo Domingo WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Commerce and SelectUSA announced an impressive lineup of global executives and business leaders that will address participants at the SelectUSA Investment Summit , June 18-20, at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in National Harbor, Md. Speakers include executives from ...
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United States Embassy Announces New Website

Santo Domingo, D.N.- The Embassy of the United States of America in the Dominican Republic announced the launch of its new website, which is available to all users starting on Thursday, May 18. The site, located at do.usembassy.gov , contains information in English and Spanish. On the new website, users can find current information on immigrant ...
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DREAM Project And U.S. Embassy Santo Domingo Celebrate First Teacher Training Project Graduation

The participants received intensive workshops on lesson planning and classroom management strategies to support English language learning in the classroom Cabarete, Puerto Plata – The local NGO Dominican Republic Education and Mentoring Project (DREAM) and the United States Embassy in Santo Domingo celebrated the first Teacher Training Project graduation for twenty English teachers of the ...
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U.S. Embassy to host 7th Annual Green Fest at the Botanical Garden

Santo Domingo, D. N. – On Sunday April 23, the Embassy of the United States of America will host the seventh consecutive “Green Fest” to commemorate International Earth Day. Each year, the Embassy of the United States hosts Green Fest as a way to raise awareness among the public of the importance of preserving the environment ...
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Embassy of the United States presents AMA Karikatura Band

The visit is part of their Latin American tour that includes Chile, Haiti, Mexico and Panama Santo Domingo, D.N.– The Embassy of the United States of America in Santo Domingo, in collaboration with the State Department’s American Music Abroad (AMA) program, organized a tour of the American pop band with Afro-Latin influences Karikatura through two ...
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U.S. Embassy in Santo Domingo donates two mobile clinics to offer health services in communities of Santiago and Puerto Plata

Santiago, Dominican Republic.- On behalf of the United States Government, Chargé d’affaires, a.i. Patrick Dunn, and Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in the Dominican Republic, Dr. Nelson Arboleda, delivered two mobile clinics to Dominican institutions that offer community health and HIV / AIDS services in the provinces of Santiago and ...
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U.S. Donates 15 Vehicles to Dominican Armed Forces

Santo Domingo –Today, the Dominican Ministry of Defense received a donation of 15 Jeep J-8 Troop Mobility Vehicles from the U.S. Embassy in Santo Domingo. The handover ceremony was attended by the Minister of Defense Lieutenant General Ruben Dario Paulino Sem, the Chief of the Dominican Navy Vice Admiral Miguel Enrique Peña Acosta, the  Commander ...
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United States Southern Command conducts training with Dominican Air Force

Santo Domingo, D.N. – The United States Southern Command’s Mobile Training Team began today a training cycle for the Dominican Republic Air Force’s Rotating Wing Maintenance Command, focused on helicopter maintenance for emergency situations. The US military personnel were invited by the Dominican Air Force to strengthen emergency management skills, ensuring that aircraft maintenance technicians ...
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U.S. State Department Representative Travels to the Dominican Republic and Haiti

Starting today until March 17th, Acting Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary Kenneth Merten is visiting the Dominican Republic and Haiti. The objective of the visit by the American diplomat is to further U.S. government support for strong partnerships in the Hemisphere and stable regional economies. In the Dominican Republic, Acting Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary Merten will ...
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U.S. Embassy Makes Donation to DNCD, CESFRONT and 911 Program

The donation includes canine service dogs and vehicles to support the Dominican Republic’s efforts to improve citizen security Bonao, Dominican Republic–   At a handover ceremony held this morning at the National Canine Academy in Bonao, the U.S. Embassy reaffirmed its commitment to supporting citizen security efforts with a donation of 40 service canines and transport ...
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U.S. Embassy Recognizes Outstanding Dominican Women on International Women’s Day

Santo Domingo, D.R.– The United States Embassy in Santo Domingo held a cocktail reception commemorating International Women’s Day. The event was hosted by the Chargé d’Affaires, a.i. Mr. Patrick Dunn and his wife, Meltem Ercan-Dunn at the Ambassador’s residence. The event convened women leaders from different backgrounds and professions of Dominican society including: diplomats, educators, ...
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U.S. Embassy and Ministry of Defense Announce the Civic-Military Assistance Program “New Horizons 2017”

The humanitarian assistance program includes free medical services and the construction of three clinics and a vocational school in the southern region of the country. Dominican Republic.- The Ministry of Defense (MIDE) and the U.S. Embassy in Santo Domingo announced the beginning of the civic-military humanitarian assistance program, which includes the construction of three clinics, ...
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Statement on the Dominican Republic’s Independence Day from Secretary of State Tillerson

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release  STATEMENT BY SECRETARY TILLERSON February 27, 2017 Dominican Republic On behalf of President Trump and the people of the United States, I congratulate the people of the Dominican Republic on 173 years of independence. We value the Dominican Republic as our longtime partner and friend.  ...
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U.S. Embassy Celebrates Black History Month Activities

Santo Domingo, D.N. – Every February in the United States, we commemorate Black History Month, through which we honor the contributions of African Americans to American culture and society through the ages. To commemorate Black History Month, the United States Embassy in Santo Domingo and the DanceMotion USA program sponsor the dance company Reggie Wilson| ...
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U.S. Embassy Announces Departure of Ambassador Brewster

The United States Embassy in the Dominican Republic announced that  Ambassador James W. Brewster concluded his mission today, January 20th, after three years of service. To date, the Department of State has not appointed an ambassador to the Dominican Republic in his stead. During the transition period before a new ambassador is appointed to the ...
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Ambassador Brewster’s Speech at CONAVIHSIDA Recognition

Ambassador Brewster’s speech during CONAVIHSIDA’s recognition of his contributions to Human Rights and the National HIV Response in the Dominican Republic-January 16, 2017   –        Dr. Víctor Terrero, Director of CONAVIHSIDA –        Ms. Dulce Amonte, President of the Network of People Living with HIV –        Ladies and Gentlemen, members of the press   It is ...
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United States Ambassador Brewster Holds Final Courtesy Call With Foreign Minister Vargas

Santo Domingo, D.N.–  The United States Ambassador to the Dominican Republic, James W. Brewster, and his spouse, Bob Satawake, held their final courtesy call with Foreign Minister Miguel Vargas today at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.  They discussed a host of issues pertinent to the maintenance of our strong bilateral relationship including the shared fight ...
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