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    June Conference to Focus on ‘Our Ocean’

    The U.S. Department of State will host an international meeting in June to consider the challenges threatening the world’s oceans. Pollution, overfishing and acidification are some of the major issues degrading the quality of the marine environment, which supports half of the species in the world.

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    Working with the Vatican Against Modern Slavery

    "When we embrace our common humanity and stand up for the dignity of all people, we realize the vision of a world that is freer and more just a world — free from slavery," Secretary of State Kerry says in an op-ed.

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    1st Earth-Size Planet Found in ‘Habitable Zone’

    Using NASA’s Kepler Space Telescope, astronomers discover the first Earth-size planet orbiting a star in the “habitable zone.”

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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.

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    Embassy Lisbon Earth Day Celebration

    The American Embassy celebrated Earth Day with a tree planting ceremony featuring Ambassador-designate Robert Sherman. The children of Mission employees lined up to help the Ambassador in this endeavor.  

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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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