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Ambassador Raul Yzaguirre Concludes His Diplomatic Mission in the DR; Hails Prosperous Bilateral Relationship and Advancing of Mutual Goals

Santo Domingo – Ambassador Raul Yzaguirre met with Foreign Minister Carlos Morales Troncoso today to inform that he would be resigning and departing the country by the end of the month. Ambassador Yzaguirre leaves the Dominican Republic pleased that our bilateral relationship continues to prosper as the United States and the Dominican Republic work side ...
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Obama Administration Releases 2013 National Drug Policy Strategy

(Baltimore, MD) –  Today, Gil Kerlikowske, Director of National Drug Control Policy, released the 2013 National Drug Control Strategy, the Obama Administration’s primary blueprint for drug policy in the United States. The science-based plan for reform contains a series of over 100 specific actions to reduce drug use and its consequences and expand prevention, treatment, ...
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Traveling during Semana Santa

Embassies and consulates are not polling places. The majority of states require voted ballots to reach local election officials by the close of polls on Tuesday, November 6. U.S. citizens who want to participate in the 2012 U.S. elections should already have returned their absentee ballots to their local election officials. U.S. embassies and consulates are not polling ...
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Upholding Rule of Law

SANTO DOMINGO – The United States Government is troubled by reports in the media indicating that some congressmen yesterday requested that national police “to summarily execute” and “take down” suspected criminals. Like many Dominicans, we are saddened and concerned by recent incidents of crime. Nevertheless, any call for the extrajudicial killing of suspected criminals is not ...
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Department of State to Stream Press Briefings Live on State.gov

Starting Thursday, October 18, the U.S. Department of State will stream the daily press briefing live on www.state.gov . The approximate start time of the daily press briefing is announced in the public schedule .  The schedule is subject to change throughout the day.  For additional information, journalists may contact the Office of Press Relations on (202) 647-2492. Text ...
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