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  • President Obama delivers a statement about Cuba from the White House. (© White House Image)

    Charting a New Course on Cuba

    The U.S. is taking historic steps to chart a new course in our relations with Cuba and to further engage and empower the Cuban people. It is clear that decades of U.S. isolation of Cuba have failed to accomplish our enduring objective of promoting the emergence of a democratic, prosperous, and stable Cuba.

  • Ambassador James D. Nealon gives remarks on human rights in commemoration of International Human Rights Day. (State Dept. Photo)

    Ambassador Nealon on Human Rights Day

    Today we celebrate the signing of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which enshrined the principle that the "equal and inalienable rights of all members of the human family are the foundation of freedom, justice and peace in the world."

  • Ambassador James D. Nealon. (Archive, State Dept. Photo)

    A Recipe for Success Against Corruption

    Today is International Anti-Corruption Day, an excellent opportunity to remind ourselves of the scourge of corruption, the need for public sector transparency, the benefits of inclusive approach, and the dangers of impunity.

  • Secretary of State John Kerry.(Archive, State Dept. Photo)

    Building a More Democratic Hemisphere

    This week we celebrate the 20th anniversary of the first Summit of the Americas, hosted by President Clinton in Miami, a city that exemplifies the vital connections between the United States and its neighbors in the Western Hemisphere.

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    Launch of Program for Immigrant Children

    The U.S. is announcing the official launch of an in-country refugee/parole program in El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras to provide a safe, legal, and orderly alternative to the dangerous journey that some children are currently undertaking to the United States.

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