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    Obama Charts New Course on Cuba Policy

    “We will end an outdated approach that … has failed to advance our interests,” President Obama said in a televised address December 17 announcing a major shift in U.S. relations with Cuba.

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    No Single Country Can Solve Climate Change

    The time to act on climate change is now, Secretary of State Kerry says in Peru. “We must work together, rich nations and developing nations as well, to avoid the instability and vulnerability that will surely befall us if we fail to heed the warning on climate change.”

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    To Walk the Earth in Safety 2014

    Injuries and killings from land mines have dropped, but our work in removing unexploded ordnance is far from finished, says Secretary of State John Kerry.

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    Registration Open for SelectUSA Summit 2015

    If you run a business and are considering opening or expanding operations in the United States, the SelectUSA Summit will help you find the answers you need more efficiently, saving you time and money. You’ll discover more about how, where and why to invest in the United States.

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    Thanksgiving Cooking Demo and Dinner at FCT-Nova

    U.S. Embassy Lisbon's Office of Public Affairs and Embassy community family members teamed up to present a Thanksgiving Dinner cooking demonstration and dinner. 

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    “Connect to Success” Launches its Corporate Mentoring Program

    On Women’s Entrepreneurship Day, November 19, the Embassy announced the start of its first “Connect to Success” corporate mentoring program.  

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    MD Anderson Delegation in Portugal

    At the invitation of the American Embassy Lisbon, a delegation from MD Anderson Cancer Center, University of Texas, visited Portugal the week of 17-21 November led by the center’s President, Ronald dePinho. 

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    Spelling Bee Competition in Portugal for 2014-2015 Begins

    The U.S. Embassy in Lisbon and the Associação Portuguesa de Professores de Inglês (APPI), together with Fulbright Portugal, American Corners Portugal, and a number of universities across Portugal, have organized a national English Spelling Bee competition in Portugal in the 2014-2015 school year. 

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    International Education Week in the Azores

    During International Education Week 2014, Embassy Lisbon promoted a visit by the Embassy’s Information Resource Director and the director of Fulbright Portugal to several schools in the Azores.  

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    US Embassy Lisbon Employees Help Build a House

    As a yearly event, a team of embassy staff and family members volunteer to help build or renovate a home for a disadvantaged family in Portugal.  

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  • badge Following an Executive Order issued by the President, the embassy in Lisbon and consulate in Ponta Delgada will be closed on Friday, December 26, 2014. This includes consular services.

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    Call for nominations to the 2015 Study of the U.S. Institutes now open.

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