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    President Obama announced plans December 17 for the United States to restore full diplomatic relations with Cuba...

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    Why President Obama banned CIA interrogation techniques over 5 years ago

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    Embassy Asuncion is pleased to announce the confirmation of our new Ambassador, Leslie A. Bassett!

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  • Kerry on Announcement of Cuba Policy Change

    For five and a half decades since, our policy toward Cuba has remained virtually frozen, and done little to promote a prosperous, democratic and stable Cuba. Not only has this policy failed to advance America's goals, it has actually isolated the United States instead of isolating Cuba.  Read More »

  • Fact Sheet on Steps to Chart A New Course in Cuba

    Today, the United States is taking historic steps to chart a new course in our relations with Cuba and to further engage and empower the Cuban people. We are separated by 90 miles of water, but brought together through the relationships between the two million Cubans and Americans...  Read More »

  • Obama on Report of Senate Select Committee on Intelligence

    The report documents a troubling program involving enhanced interrogation techniques on terrorism suspects in secret facilities outside the United States, and it reinforces my long-held view that these harsh methods were not only inconsistent with our values as nation, they did not serve our broader counterterrorism efforts or our national security interests.  Read More »

  • Most beauty queens say they want to fight for human rights

    Kimberley Motley didn’t go outside the United States until 2008. That’s when she learned about a State Department program to train and mentor lawyers in Afghanistan. A former Mrs. Wisconsin beauty pageant winner, Motley saw an opportunity to make a difference and was soon on her way to Kabul.  Read More »