Foreign Press Center Briefing with Francisco Palmieri: U.S. Priorities in the Western Hemisphere

This morning, the New York Foreign Press Center is pleased to welcome back the Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Western Hemisphere Affairs Francisco “Paco” Palmieri. Today he will discuss U.S. Government engagement and policy implementation in the Western Hemispheric region.
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Statement by the President on the Colombia Peace Agreement

This is a historic day for the people of Colombia. With the finalizing of a peace agreement between Colombia and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, the longest-running war in the Western Hemisphere is coming to an end. We have witnessed, once again, that a sustained commitment to diplomacy and reconciliation can overcome even the ...
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Readout of the President’s Update on the Situation in Turkey

The White House Office of the Press Secretary For Immediate Release The President this morning received an update from his national security and broader foreign policy team on the situation in Turkey. The President’s advisors apprised him of the most recent developments on the ground, and the President reiterated the United States’ unwavering support for ...
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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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Brazil and USA promotes workshop on best practices in developing and operating seaports and inland waterways

On Wednesday May 4, US Ambassador Liliana Ayalde and MOT Deputy Minister Natalia Marcassa opened a joint workshop in Brasilia, Brazil focusing on best practices in developing and operating seaports and inland waterways. The three-day workshop taking place under the auspices of the U.S-Brazil Transportation Partnership brings together maritime and transportation experts from the US Department ...
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Remarks by President Obama and President Macri of Argentina in Joint Press Conference

Casa Rosada Buenos Aires, Argentina 12:56 P.M. ART PRESIDENT MACRI:  Good morning, everyone.  Thank you for joining us today.  And welcome, Mr. President — dear Mr. President.  We are happy to have you visiting with your whole family.  And I would like to take a minute to share with you this grief all of us ...
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FACT SHEET: United States-Cuba Relationship

The White House Office of the Press Secretary For Immediate Release President Obama’s trip to Cuba marks a historic milestone in the normalization process between the United States and Cuba.  Since President Obama and Cuban President Raul Castro announced that the two countries would initiate a new era of relations 15 months ago , we have expanded cooperation across a range of areas for ...
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Senior U.S. Delegation Travels to Brazil to Meet with Brazilian Counterparts on Coordinated Efforts to Combat Zika

The U.S. Government is committed to working with the international community and specifically with the Government of Brazil to engage in close scientific and public health collaborations to better understand Zika and to expedite the research and development of diagnostics, vaccines, treatments, and vector control techniques. The United States has a decades-long partnership with Brazil ...
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Statement by National Security Council Spokesperson Ned Price on the Terrorist Attack in Turkey

The White House Office of the Press Secretary For Immediate Release February 17, 2016 The United States condemns in the strongest terms the attack today in Ankara, Turkey.  Our thoughts and prayers are with the families and loved ones of all those who have been killed and with those injured, including members of the Turkish ...
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Brazil and the United States: Renewed Momentum in a Natural Partnership

It is impossible to comprehend Brazil without understanding the dimensions of this continent-sized country, which occupies a land mass larger than that of the lower 48 of the United States. Brazil’s land border, which it shares with ten South American neighbors, is five times larger than the border between the United States and Mexico. Brazil ...
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FACT SHEET: The United States and Brazil – A Mature and Multi-Faceted Partnership

Today President Barack Obama hosted Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff at the White House.  Their meeting underscored the long-standing and increasingly diverse partnership between the United States and Brazil, which is rooted in a shared commitment to expand inclusive economic growth and prosperity; promote international peace and security and respect for human rights; strengthen bilateral defense ...
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Obama to Support Attraction of Investment to Brazil

Interview given by Ambassador Liliana Ayalde to Sergio Leo, from Valor Econômico newspaper, published on 06/19/2015. Liliana: Brazil and the United States will form a “partnership at the highest level” A few weeks before Dilma Rousseff’s official visit to the United States, work at the US Embassy in Brasília has been stepped up. While negotiations ...
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A New Level in Brazil-US Relations

Opinion article written by Ambassador Liliana Ayalde for the newspaper Folha de São Paulo and published on June 16, 2015. After a historic Summit of the Americas in Panama in April, there is a palpable sense of optimism in the West. For the first time since 1959, the presidents of the United States and Cuba had ...
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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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Ambassador George Moose Discusses Human Rights and the International Order in Rio de Janeiro

On September 15 and 16, 2014, Ambassador George Moose, Vice-Chairman of the U.S. Institute of Peace and Adjunct Professor of Practice and Lecturer at the Elliott School of International Affairs at George Washington University, participated in a two-day speaker program in Rio de Janeiro on the theme “Human Rights and the International Order.” Ambassador Moose ...
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“There will be no growth without challenges,” says US Ambassador to Brazil

Interview granted to Cláudio Motta and Bernardo Guimarães, from AmCham-Rio, and published on June 3, 2014. Liliana Ayalde analyzes bilateral relations and, in an exclusive interview with Brazilian Business magazine, predicts new business opportunities US companies continue to bet on the Brazilian market, says the US Ambassador to Brazil, Liliana Ayalde, in an exclusive interview with Brazilian Business ...
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