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    U.S. Ambassador Robert Sherman

    Meet the U.S. ambassador to Portugal, Robert Sherman, and his wife, Kim. Get to know the family and what they look forward to in the future.

  • Chuck Hagel and José Pedro Aguiar-Branco walking up stairs through formal military cordon (DOD/Glenn Fawcett)

    Portuguese Defense Minister Visits Pentagon

    U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel welcomes Portuguese Defense Minister José Pedro Aguiar-Branco to the Pentagon.

  • Secretary of State John Kerry with Russian PM Lavrov

    Secretary of State John Kerry on Ukraine

    "The U.S. and Russia have differences of opinion about the events that led to this crisis, but both of us recognize the importance of finding a diplomatic solution and of simultaneously meeting the needs of the Ukrainian people – and that we agreed on tonight".

  • President Obama at the Beaux Arts Palais (Photo by Pete Souza)

    President's Remarks in Brussels to European Youth

    “Because we live in a world in which our ideals are going to be challenged again and again by forces that would drag us back into conflict or corruption. We can’t count on others to rise to meet those tests.”

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    Obama Meets with World Leaders in Europe

    The crisis in Ukraine, nuclear security and peace talks between Israelis and Palestinians dominated meetings between President Obama and world leaders...

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    Ponta Delgada Staged Third Inter-School Spelling Bee

    On April 4, the U.S. Embassy in Lisbon together with the U.S. Consulate in the Azores sponsored an inter-school, English-language Spelling Bee event for Portuguese public school students in the 9th and 10th grades.  

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    FCS Leads Portuguese Business Delegation to Texas

    The U.S. Commercial Service at the U.S. Embassy in Lisbon and the American Chamber of Commerce in Portugal organized a Business Development Trade Mission to the United States, from March 23 thru March 28.  

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    EducationUSA and Embassy Host U.S. University Fair

    In partnership with the U.S. Embassy, Institute Camoes, Fulbright, Education USA and a number of U.S. universities, an education fair was hosted at Instituto Camoes to promote higher education study in the United States.  

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    Entrepreneur Jamail Larkins in Portugal

    In association with the American Corners, local schools and a number of other partners, the Embassy put together a traveling speaking program to highlight the excellence in the aviation sector in the United States. 

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    Hip Hop Explained to Students in Santarém

    On 14th of March, Durwood Young visited Escola Secundária Ginestal Machado, in Santarém, and spoke for a group of 11th/12th graders about Hip Hop in the USA.  

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    American Corner Week

    On March 11, Luso American Carlos J. Queirós, a former publishing professional, academic, and now novelist, was at the University of Aveiro to give a talk on “The Portuguese American Novel” to students of North-American Culture and Society.  

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