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U.S. Government Works to Assist People of Haiti after Earthquake

Santo Domingo – The U.S. Government, through the Department of State, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), and the U.S. Southern Command, has initiated extensive efforts to assist the people of Haiti following the earthquake that struck the country on January 12, 2010. In response to requests from the Government of Haiti, USAID dispatched ...
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President Obama Announces Nomination of Raul H. Yzaguirre, Sr., to Become U.S. Ambassador to the Dominican Republic

Raul H. Yzaguirre, Sr. is currently  a Presidential Professor  of Practice and Executive Director of the Center for Community Development and Civil  Rights at Arizona State University in Phoenix, Arizona. From 1974 to 2005, Mr. Yzaguirre served as President and CEO of the National Council of La Raza (NCLR). Prior to that, he served as Vice ...
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U.S.-Brazil Support for Biofuels

In March 2007 the United States and Brazil signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), known as the U.S.-Brazil Biofuels Partnership Initiative, to promote scientific cooperation, development and use of biofuels, including third country production for domestic consumption as well as international harmonization of standards.  This MOU, which is a collaborative effort with Inter-American Development Bank, ...
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Franklin Center and Peace Corps Promote Reading in Remote Communities in the D.R.

Since 2005, the Franklin Center maintains an Embassy Youth Book Program to provide books in Spanish to poor and remote communities in the DR.  To date approximately 10,000 books have been distributed through the Peace Corps volunteers in more than 64 rural communities.  In most cases the volunteers have established the very first library ever ...
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Secretary Clinton Holds “Digital Town Hall of the Americas” During Visit to the Dominican Republic, April 17

Santo Domingo – Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton conducted a “Digital Town Hall of the Americas” at the Foundation for Global Democracy and Development (FUNGLODE) where she shared for approximately one hour with dozens of Dominicans interested in issues related to US foreign policy and  simultaneously launched a virtual conversation with people from the ...
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