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  • Building of the U.S. Embassy in Tegucigalpa, Honduras. (State Dept. Photo)

    Embassy Closed on Monday, September 1, 2014

    The U.S. Embassy in Tegucigalpa, Honduras will be closed for business on Monday, September 1, 2014, in observance of the U.S. Labor Day holiday. The Embassy will resume normal operations at its regular schedule on Tuesday, September 2.

  • A parade in Buffalo, New York, a century ago was a precursor to Labor Day celebrations still held each year in cities and towns across America. (Library of Congress Photo)

    The Making of Labor Day in the United States

    Labor Day, in its origins a nineteenth-century celebration of the dignity of work, swiftly evolved into today's pleasant pause at the end of summer before the coming of new, chillier seasons and life indoors.

  • Secretary of State John Kerry speaks to reporters and students aboard the HMB Endeavour in Sydney, Australia. (AP Images)

    Protecting Oceans a Focus for U.S. Diplomacy

    Secretary Kerry has a profound interest in protecting the ocean and has made this a focus for American diplomacy. While speaking in Sydney, Australia, Secretary Kerry reminded us why we all need to care about the ocean: life itself depends on our relationship with the ocean.

  • Ambassador Nealon greets the President of Honduras Juan Orlando Hernandez during a ceremony to present his credentials at the Casa Presidencial. (Casa Presidencial de Honduras Photo)

    Ambassador James D. Nealon Presents Credentials

    On August 21, Ambassador James D. Nealon presented his credentials to the Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez in a brief ceremony at Casa Presidencial.

  • Organizational Chart: Los Valles Drug Trafficking Organization.

    Los Valles Designation as Trafficking Organization

    The U.S. Department of the Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) announced the designation of the Los Valles drug trafficking organization in Honduras and Honduran national Miguel Arnulfo Valle Valle as significant foreign narcotics traffickers pursuant to the Kingpin Act.

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  • U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Principal Deputy Assistant Director Thomas Winkowski and Director General of the Honduran National Police Ramon Sabillon sign a memorandum of cooperation on Tuesday, August 19, 2014. (State Dept. Photo)
    U.S. and Honduran Governments Sign Memorandum of Cooperation on Information Sharing

    U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Principal Deputy Assistant Director Thomas Winkowski and Director General of the Honduran National Police Ramon Antonio Sabillon signed a memorandum of cooperation to share information concerning Honduran nationals being repatriated from the U.S. to Honduras. 

  • Logo of the U.S. Embassy in Tegucigalpa, Honduras.
    Secretary of the U.S. Army Visits Honduras

    The Secretary of the U.S. Army, Mr. John McHugh, visited Honduras on August 14. During his visit, he met with Minister of Defense Samuel Reyes and Chief of Defense Fredy Diaz Zelaya. He also met with newly arrived U.S. Ambassador James Nealon. 

  • Ambassador James D. Nealon. (State Dept. Photo)
    Ambassador James D. Nealon Arrives in Honduras

    The new U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Honduras James D. Nealon arrived in Tegucigalpa on August 13. After his confirmation by the U.S. Senate as Ambassador on July 15, 2014, he was sworn in on August 11. He presented his credentials to President Juan Orlando Hernandez on August 21. 

  • Ambassador Kubiske and IHCI representatives cut a ribbon at the inauguration of IHCI's new bilingual school in Tegucigalpa. (State Dept. Photo)
    Ambassador Kubiske Inaugurates IHCI's New Bilingual School

    Ambassador Lisa Kubiske inaugurated Honduras' newest bilingual school, Instituto Hondureño de Cultura Interamericana Bilingual School, on July 31. The new school follows the U.S. education system and opened on August 18. 

  • Logo of the U.S. Embassy in Tegucigalpa, Honduras.
    U.S. Government Pledges Additional Funding for Families Affected by Drought

    Ambassador Lisa Kubiske announced that the United States Government will donate US$ 150,000 to help the families being affected by the drought in the Dry Corridor region of Honduras. 

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