DHS Announces 11 New Airports Selected for Possible Preclearance Expansion Following Second Open Season

Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson announced today 11 new foreign airports, located in nine countries, selected for possible Preclearance expansion. If Preclearance operations are expanded to these airports, travelers would undergo immigration, customs, and agriculture inspection by U.S. Customs and Border Protection before boarding a flight to the United States rather than upon arrival.
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Obama Administration Announces New Actions to Accelerate the Deployment of Electric Vehicles and Charging Infrastructure

Today’s Actions include the Designation of 48 National Electric Vehicle Charging Corridors on our Highways   The Obama Administration is committed to taking responsible steps to combat climate change, increase access to clean energy technologies, and reduce our dependence on oil. Already, in the past eight years the number of plug-in electric vehicle models has increased ...
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Colombia, Brazil Launch Large-Scale Wolbachia Programs to Fight Zika, Dengue

An international coalition of governments and philanthropies today announced they will provide USD18million to combat Zika and other mosquito-borne viruses in Colombia and Brazil. Donor support from USAID, the U.K. Government and two philanthropic partners, Wellcome and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, will be used to scale up an innovative mosquito control method using ...
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Statement by the President on the Presidential Policy Directive on Cuba

Today, I approved a Presidential Policy Directive that takes another major step forward in our efforts to normalize relations with Cuba. This Directive takes a comprehensive and whole-of-government approach to promote engagement with the Cuban government and people, and make our opening to Cuba irreversible.
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FACT SHEET: Let Girls Learn – A Comprehensive Investment in Adolescent Girls Education

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE FACT SHEET: Let Girls Learn – A Comprehensive Investment in Adolescent Girls Education  “The single best indicator of whether a nation will succeed is how it treats its women.  When women have health care and women have education, families are stronger, communities are more ...
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USDA Announces Reopening of Brazilian Market to U.S. Beef Exports

WASHINGTON, Aug. 1, 2016 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has reached agreement with Brazil’s Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Food Supply to allow access for U.S. beef and beef products to the Brazilian market for the first time since 2003. Brazil’s action reflects the United States’ negligible risk classification for bovine spongiform encephalopathy ...
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Message from Ambassador Liliana Ayalde in Celebration of World Intellectual Property Day

“Digital Creativity: Culture Reimagined” The United States and Brazil have much in common: we are the Western Hemisphere’s largest democracies and economies, we believe in human rights and freedom of expression. As we recently celebrated World Intellectual Property Day, I will add that Brazilians and Americans are intensely creative, and that digital technologies give us ...
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Ambassador Says Relations Between Brazil and the USA Have Improved

Interview by Sergio Lamucci, from Valor Econômico newspaper, published on March 23, 2015. The US Ambassador to Brazil, Liliana Ayalde, says relations between the two countries have indeed changed up a level since January, after the meeting between President Dilma Rousseff and Vice President Joe Biden. On the day she was sworn in, Rousseff indicated ...
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The Worst of the Crisis Between the USA and Brazil Is Over, Says Ambassador

Interview given to Eduardo Salgado, from Exame magazine, published on February 11, 2015. Liliana Ayalde arrived in Brazil to take over as US Ambassador in September 2013, just as President Dilma Rousseff had told President Barack Obama that she was canceling her visit to Washington in October of that year. The decision was made ​​after ...
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