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Julissa Reynoso, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Central America and the Caribbean

Julissa Reynoso became Deputy Assistant Secretary for Central America and the Caribbean in the Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs at the Department of State on November 16, 2009. Julissa Reynoso is an attorney by trade and, prior to joining the U.S. State Department, practiced law at the international law firm of Simpson Thacher & Bartlett ...
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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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