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  • Secretary Kerry delivers remarks at the American Embassy in Cuba

    Flag Raising Ceremony in Cuba

    "Thank you for joining us at this truly historic moment as we prepare to raise the United States flag here at our embassy in Havana, symbolizing the re-establishment of diplomatic relations after 54 years."

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    Trafficking in Persons Report 2015

    "This TIP Report should be read as a call to action. We must never, ever, allow a price tag to be attached to the heart, soul, and freedom of a fellow human being. " - Secretary Kerry

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    Nuclear Deal with Iran

    Kerry: "Under this agreement, Iran is in a much tighter box, if you will, because they have to live up to the international agreement with the threat that all the sanctions will snap back if they don't."

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    Fact Sheet: Clean Power Plan

    The Clean Power Plan sets achievable standards to reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 32 percent from 2005 levels by 2030.

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    Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA)

    Today, August 6th, in Lisbon, the United States of America and the Portuguese Republic signed the Agreement to reinforce tax compliance and implement the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA).  

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    BGI 6th Edition Grand Finale

    The Public Affairs Officer of the American Embassy Lisbon gave a keynote speech to open the closing session of the 6th edition of BGI – Building Global Innovators, an integral part of the MIT Portugal program.  

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    Embassy Lisbon Supports Food Bank

    In November 2014 the U.S. Embassy accepted a donation of more than 6,000 used books. The Embassy worked with the American Embassy in Mozambique to distribute most of the books to Maputo public schools.  

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    U.S. Embassy Staff Meet with Portuguese Entrepreneurs

    On July 16, 2015, four entrepreneurs met with Public Affairs Officer Mark Pannell and Foreign Service Officer Caron De Mars for an orientation session about the Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES) in Kenya July 25 and 26. 

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    2015 Fulbright Grantees Reception

    On July 15, the American Embassy in Lisbon held a reception in honor of new Fulbright scholarship grantees traveling in 2015.  

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    Tyler DeWitt: “Science Can Be Fun!”

    In partnership with the American Corners Portugal network, the American Embassy Lisbon promoted the visit to Portugal of microbiologist Tyler DeWitt for a series of talks. 

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