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  • US Marines and Portuguese Fuzileiros (photo: US Embassy)

    U.S.-Portugal Bilateral Military Training

    U.S. Marines with the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (26th MEU) and Portuguese Fuzileiros jointly conducted a bilateral training exercise this week near Lisbon, Portugal.

  • Secretary Kerry

    2015 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices

    Secretary Kerry (Apr. 13): "It is important to underscore that the reports that we release today, as voluminous as they are, represent just a tiny fraction of what this department does to advance freedom and dignity across the globe."

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  • 2016 International Women of Courage Award

    2016 International Women of Courage Award

    Secretary Kerry: "This year, we recognize a group of women who are demonstrating courage in three pivotal areas: They are exposing and opposing gender-based violence; they are combatting corruption and strengthening rule of law; and they are promoting justice and human rights for all."

  • President Obama

    President Obama on the horrific attacks in Brussels

    "The thoughts and prayers of the American people are with the people of Belgium. The world must continue to unite against the scourge of terrorism. Before his remarks, President Obama spoke with Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel by phone.

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  • President Obama Visits Cuba

    President Obama Visits Cuba

    President Obama and the First Lady are traveling to Havana, Cuba, becoming the first First Family to set foot on the island in nearly 90 years.

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    Bilateral Military Training with U.S. Marines and Portuguese Fuzileiros

    U.S. Marines with the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (26th MEU) and Portuguese Fuzileiros jointly conducted a bilateral training exercise this week near Lisbon, Portugal.  

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    Ambassador’s Visit to Marinha Grande

    Ambassador Robert Sherman visited today Moldiject’s facilities and factory. Moldiject and its owner Salomé Trigo are members of the Embassy’s Connect to Success program  

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    EducationUSA and Embassy Participate in Futurália in Lisbon

    EducationUSA in Portugal, located within the Fulbright Commission in Lisbon, and the U.S. Embassy, partnered with American Corners from the universities of FCT-Nova, IST and FLUL, to participate in Futurália, the largest educational and job fair in the country. 

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    International Week Military Academy

    Two cadets from the United States Military Academy (USMA) arrived in Lisbon during March spring break for the Foreign Academy Exchange Program (FAEP), in the first exchange program between the United States Military Academy (West Point) and Portugal’s Army Military Academy (Academia Militar). 

  • Europe Travel Alert
    Europe Travel Alert

    The State Department alerts U.S. citizens to potential risks of travel to and throughout Europe following several terrorist attacks, including the March 22 attacks in Brussels claimed by ISIL. 

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    Piano Recital in Honor of International Women´s Day

    To celebrate International Women´s Day, the U.S. Embassy invited Virginia Eskin to play a piano recital at the U.S. Ambassador’s residence.