Space engineer and virtual reality entrepreneur visits Belo Horizonte at U.S. Mission’s invitation

Space engineer and entrepreneur Mary Spio was invited by the Department of State to participate in Belo Horizonte events in November 2017 with Brazilian students and entrepreneurs.  Spio delivered the keynote speech at the state government-sponsored FINIT Innovation and Technology Fair and presented virtual reality as the next great technology wave.  In the photo, American ...
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U.C. Berkeley Program Alumni Connect with Entrepreneurship Experts

Start-up and Innovation at Museu do Amanhã Rio de Janeiro, September 22, 2017 – U.S. Consulate General in Rio de Janeiro partnered with the renowned Museu do Amanhã in Rio de Janeiro to connect sixty entrepreneurs, students, and business leaders at a networking event about start-up and innovation in Brazil.  This event was a follow-up ...
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U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Official Discusses “Diversity in Business” in Bahia

On May 15-16, 2017, Eugene Cornelius, Jr., Deputy Associate Administrator for the Office of International Trade with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), discussed themes related to “Diversity in Business” and “Startup Development” in Salvador, Bahia.  On the program’s first day, Cornelius did a tour of Afro-Brazilian cultural NGOs and religious organizations that offer entrepreneurship ...
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Telephonic Press Briefing on YLAI Professional Fellows

Today, we are joined by Sarah Heck, the Director for Global Engagement on the National Security Council at the White House and Gonzalo Gallegos, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Public Diplomacy in the Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs at the U.S. Department of State. They are speaking to us from Washington, D.C.
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MEDIA ADVISORY | August 30 Press Briefing with Sarah Heck and Gonzalo Gallegos

MEDIA ADVISORY | August 30 Press Briefing with Sarah Heck, Director for Global Engagement on the National Security Council at the White House, and Gonzalo Gallegos, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Public Diplomacy, Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs, U.S. Department of State   EVENT: Please join us on Tuesday, August 30, 2016 for a telephonic press ...
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Statement by the White House on the 1st Class of Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative (YLAI) Fellows

Today, the White House is proud to announce the inaugural class of Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative (YLAI) Fellows. President Obama launched YLAI last year to expand opportunities for emerging entrepreneurs and civil society innovators in Latin America and the Caribbean.
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USAID Invests Over US$15 Million to Accelerate Innovations to Combat the Spread of Zika

Four initiatives to take place in Brazil, including one led by Sao Paulo University. Brasilia, August 12, 2016 – The U.S. Government, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), announced yesterday, August 10, twenty one potentially game changing solutions to mitigate the spread and impact of the Zika virus.  Selected projects include deployment of ...
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State Department’s TechCamp in Bogotá helps Regional Partners Fight Zika

For Immediate Release MEDIA NOTE Department of State TechCamp in Bogota Helps Regional Partners Fight Zika On July 27-28, the U.S. Department of State, in partnership with El Bosque University in Bogota, Colombia, sponsored a Technology Camp (TechCamp) for 50 public health professionals from countries across the Western Hemisphere.  The TechCamp program built a network ...
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U.S. Hosts World’s Energy Ministers to Scale Up Clean Energy and Drive Implementation of the Paris Agreement

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Government and Business Leaders Gather in San Francisco at CEM7 and the Mission Innovation Ministerial to Accelerate Clean Energy Deployment and to Double Clean Energy R&D Investments over Five Years to $30 Billion per Year President Obama’s leadership has helped catalyze the largest investment ...
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Remarks by President Obama in Address to the People of Vietnam

National Convention Center Hanoi, Vietnam 12:11 P.M. ICT PRESIDENT OBAMA:  Xin chào!  (Applause.)  Xin chào Vietnam!  (Applause.)  Thank you.  Thank you so much.  To the government and the people of Vietnam, thank you for this very warm welcome and the hospitality that you have shown to me on this visit.  And thank all of you ...
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Remarks by the President on the Cybersecurity National Action Plan

The White House Office of the Press Secretary For Immediate Release Oval Office February 17, 2016 3:23 P.M. EST THE PRESIDENT:  Several weeks ago, I announced a Cybersecurity National Action Plan that addresses what increasingly the American people understand as one of our greatest challenges. The Internet has brought incredible opportunity, incredible wealth.  It gives ...
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Silicon Valley Innovation and Entrepreneurship Expert Pronounces the Keynote at Agenda Bahia

On October 20, 2015, Silicon Valley innovation and entrepreneurship specialist and Professor of the University of California Berkeley and Brown University, Naeem Zafar, pronounced the keynote address of the top business event in Bahia, the “Agenda Bahia.”  Now in its sixth edition, “Agenda Bahia” is jointly organized by “Rede Bahia,” the largest media conglomerate in ...
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U.S.-Brazil Joint Statement on Climate Change, Food Security and New Technologies

The United States Department of Agriculture and the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Food Supply of Brazil today issued the following joint statement: The United States and Brazil are very cognizant of the fact that global food production must increase by 70 percent over the next 25 years to feed an estimated population of 9 ...
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