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  • Distinguished visitors from Uruguay join the Honorable Julissa Reynoso, U.S. Ambassador to Uruguay, and Sailors and Marines on board the future amphibious assault ship USS America for a group photo during a bilateral engagement.[U.S. Embassy photo: Pablo Castro]

    U.S. Ambassador Reynoso visits USS America at Sea

    Forty high-ranking civilian and military officials from the South American nation of Uruguay visited the future amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6) at sea Aug. 13 to participate in a key leadership engagement.

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  • Dr. Barbara Schaal met President Mujica [U.S. Embassy Photo: Pablo Castro]

    Science Envoy Dr. Barbara Schaal met President Mujica

    U.S. Science Envoy Dr. Barbara Schaal visited Uruguay to support President Obama’s initiative to strengthen the United States’ science and education relationships overseas.

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  • UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon with U.S. Secretary of State, John Kerry. [State Department Photo]

    Kerry Traveling to Cairo for Talks on Gaza

    "We are both here in support of and in an effort to help get implemented the Egyptian initiative for the cease-fire. Israel and Egypt have encouraged that, and Israel has accepted that cease-fire proposal. So only Hamas now needs to make the decision..."

  • President Barack Obama [AP images]

    "Iraq Needs More Help from International Community"

    Calling the situation in Iraq “clearly an emergency situation,” President Obama said June 12 that the Iraqi government will need more help from the United States and the international community to keep jihadists from getting a permanent foothold in the region.


  • International Religious Freedom Report for 2013

    "History shows that nations that uphold the rights of their people -- including the freedom of religion -- are ultimately more just and more peaceful and more successful...", said President Barack Obama.

  • Release of the 2014 Trafficking in Persons Report

    Secretary Kerry: "More than 20 million people, a conservative estimate, are victims of human trafficking. And the United States is the first to acknowledge that no government anywhere yet is doing enough."

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