Message for U.S. Citizens – Absentee Voting Week is September 27 – October 4, 2020

Message for U.S. Citizens – Absentee Voting Week is September 27 – October 4, 2020 (September 14, 2020) Be an Active Voter by taking the necessary steps to vote in the 2020 U.S. elections and participating in Absentee Voting Week! In preparation for Absentee Voting Week, U.S. Embassy Madrid and U.S. Consulate General Barcelona will ... Read More»

Demonstration Alert – U.S. Consulate General Barcelona

Location: Barcelona, Spain Event: Several demonstrations are expected to take place in Barcelona and at other locations throughout Catalonia on Catalonia’s national day, September 11, 2020.  U.S. citizens should expect traffic and public transportation disruptions throughout the day in downtown Barcelona.  Demonstrations in the region in the recent past have become violent.  Please see our ... Read More»

COVID-19 Information

(UPDATED September 9, 2020) Country-Specific Information: Spain is experiencing increasing number of confirmed COVID-19 cases, with regional and local governments implementing new restrictions to reduce or slow down further spread of the virus. Restrictions related to COVID-19 are in effect throughout Spain and vary by region. U.S. citizens should monitor regional government social media and ... Read More»

Travel Alert – Spain Travel Advisory: Level 3: Reconsider travel. – U.S. Embassy Madrid, U.S. Consulate General Barcelona

Location:  Spain – Level 3:  Reconsider Travel Event:  Reconsider travel to Spain due to COVID-19. Exercise increased caution in Spain due to terrorism. Exercise increased caution in Barcelona and Catalonia due to civil unrest. Read the Department of State’s COVID-19 page before you plan any international travel. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 3 Travel Health Notice for Spain due ... Read More»

Ambassador Duke Buchan’s Embassy Priorities

Our priorities promote shared security and prosperity for the United States, Spain, and Andorra, including: Fostering an environment of inclusion, equality, and respect for all people. Facilitating legitimate travel and providing consular services to American citizens. Maintaining a high level of cooperation in security and defense, including counterterrorism and law enforcement. Working with allies, partners, ... Read More»

Health Alert – Update on Specific Measures Implemented in Catalonia and Aragon in Response to Outbreaks Detected in Both Regions

Health Alert – Update on Specific measures implemented in Catalonia and Aragon in response to outbreaks detected in both regions. – U.S. Embassy Madrid, U.S. Consulate General Barcelona (18 July 2020) Location: Spain – Level 4:  Do Not Travel Event: Due to outbreaks detected, the regional governments of Catalonia and Aragon have approved specific measures to contain ... Read More»

Answers to Common Visa Questions during COVID-19

U.S. Embassy Madrid Consular Affairs We understand your concern regarding visas and travel in light of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. We hope that this information will help answer your questions. Please review this information before contacting us. We are unable to reply to any questions submitted through our contact forms if they are answered here, so ... Read More»

Important Notice: Travel to the United States 

Important Notice:   Travel by foreign nationals to the United States from Spain currently is limited by one or a combination of the following: a) the Presidential Proclamation prohibiting travel to the United States from the European Schengen zone; b) the Presidential Proclamations suspending issuance of several types of U.S. visas. We have no information about ... Read More»

Secretary Pompeo’s Call with Spanish Foreign Minister González Laya

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson July 14, 2020   The below is attributable to Spokesperson Morgan Ortagus:‎ Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo spoke today with Spanish Foreign Minister Arancha González Laya. Secretary Pompeo and Foreign Minister González Laya discussed the importance of secure 5G networks, the crisis in Venezuela, the importance ... Read More»

Ambassador Buchan’s July 4th Interview with ABC

Duke Buchan, U.S. Ambassador to Spain, grants ABC his first interview. Front Page: THE UNITED STATES IS A HISPANIC COUNTRY AND WE VALUE OUR SPANISH LEGACY During the 4th of July celebration, U.S. Ambassador to Spain Duke Buchan emphasizes that ‘their Majesties King Felipe and Queen Letizia have been very important in consolidating our bilateral ... Read More»

Health Alert – Update on Operating Status for Consular Services and Travel between the United States and Spain

Health Alert – Update on Operating Status for Consular Services and Travel between the United States and Spain – U.S. Embassy Madrid, U.S. Consulate General Barcelona (25 June 2020) Location:  Spain – Level 4:  Do Not Travel Event:  We have resumed limited citizenship services for U.S. citizens at the Embassy in Madrid, the Consulate General in Barcelona, and ... Read More»

Health Alert: Update on Operating Status for Consular Services and Travel to the United States – U.S. Embassy Madrid, U.S. Consulate General Barcelona

Health Alert – Update on Operating Status for Consular Services and Travel to the United States – U.S. Embassy Madrid, U.S. Consulate General Barcelona (25 June 2020) Location:  Spain – Level 4:  Do Not Travel Event:  We are gradually resuming some services for U.S. citizens at the Embassy in Madrid, the Consulate General in Barcelona, and ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: Voting in 2020 U.S. Elections

All U.S. citizens can receive their blank ballots electronically. Depending on the state in which you are eligible to vote, you may obtain your ballot by email, fax, or online. Returning Your Completed, Signed Ballot:  Some states allow you to return your completed ballot electronically and others do not.  If your state requires you to ... Read More»

Health  Alert – End of Nationwide State of Alarm on June 21 – U.S. Embassy Madrid, U.S. Consulate General Barcelona

Health  Alert – End of Nationwide State of Alarm on June 21 – U.S. Embassy Madrid, U.S. Consulate General Barcelona (18 June 2020) Location: Spain – Level 4:  Do Not Travel Event:  End of State of Alarm on June 21 The last day of Spain’s nationwide State of Alarm is Saturday, June 20.  On June 21, the Spanish government will lift the ... Read More»

Health Alert – Resumption of Mail-in Adult Passport Renewal Services – U.S. Embassy Madrid, U.S. Consulate General Barcelona

Health  Alert – Resumption of Mail-in Adult Passport Renewal Services – U.S. Embassy Madrid, U.S. Consulate General Barcelona (11 June 2020) Location:  Spain – Level 4:  Do Not Travel Event:  With the gradual resumption of passport operations in the United States, we are now accepting adult passport renewal applications by mail. Please see our  website  for more information on the process and ... Read More»

Release of the 2019 International Religious Freedom Report

REMARKS TO THE PRESS MICHAEL R. POMPEO, SECRETARY OF STATE PRESS BRIEFING ROOM WASHINGTON, DC JUNE 10, 2020 SECRETARY POMPEO:  Good morning, everyone.  It’s great to be with you all today.  I’m here one more time, proudly, to talk about freedom and free societies.  And while America is not a perfect nation by any means, ... Read More»

Health  Alert – Extension of State of Alarm to June 21 – U.S. Embassy Madrid, U.S. Consulate General Barcelona 

Health  Alert – Extension of State of Alarm to June 21 – U.S. Embassy Madrid, U.S. Consulate General Barcelona (5 June 2020) Location:  Spain – Level 4:  Do Not Travel Event:  The State of Alarm will remain in effect until June 21. The Spanish government is gradually relaxing confinement measures in phases. These measures will vary from region to region. At this time, Spain’s borders remain closed to ... Read More»

U.S. Embassy Statement on the Death of Mr. George Floyd

The death of George Floyd was a grave tragedy and should never have happened. The United States’ justice system is taking action to seek accountability for Mr. Floyd’s death, including through ongoing investigations at the federal and state levels. No one is above the law, and security forces around the world should be held accountable. ... Read More»

Health Alert – Travel to Spain during the State of Alarm and De-escalation Phases – U.S. Embassy Madrid, U.S. Consulate General Barcelona

Health Alert – Travel to Spain during the State of Alarm and De-escalation Phases – U.S. Embassy Madrid, U.S. Consulate General Barcelona (June 2, 2020) Location:  Spain – Level 4:  Do Not Travel Event:  Your best source of information about Spanish travel limitations and immigration requirements is the Spanish government. If you are in the ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Madrid, U.S. Consulate General Barcelona

Health Alert – Update to Self-Quarantine Requirement for Travelers Arriving in Spain; Only Emergency Services Available at the Embassy and Consulate General – U.S. Embassy Madrid, U.S. Consulate General Barcelona (29 May 2020) Location:  Spain – Level 4:  Do Not Travel Event:  The mandatory 14-day self-quarantine period for inbound travelers will remain in effect through June ... Read More»

P.R.C. Proposal To Impose National Security Legislation on Hong Kong

Michael R. Pompeo, Secretary of State The United States condemns the People’s Republic of China (PRC) National People’s Congress proposal to unilaterally and arbitrarily impose national security legislation on Hong Kong.  The decision to bypass Hong Kong’s well-established legislative processes and ignore the will of the people of Hong Kong would be a death knell for the high ... Read More»

Health Alert – Extension of Nationwide State of Alarm until at least June 7 – U.S. Embassy Madrid, U.S. Consulate General Barcelona

Health Alert – Extension of Nationwide State of Alarm until at least June 7 – U.S. Embassy Madrid, U.S. Consulate General Barcelona (22 May 2020) Location:  Spain – Level 4:  Do Not Travel Event:  Spain’s nationwide State of Alarm will remain in effect until at least June 7. The Spanish government is gradually relaxing some confinement ... Read More»

Secretary Pompeo’s Call with Spanish Foreign Minister Gonzalez Laya

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson May 20, 2020 The below is attributable to Spokesperson Morgan Ortagus:‎ Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo spoke today with Spanish Foreign Minister Arancha González Laya. Secretary Pompeo and Foreign Minister González Laya discussed efforts to end the COVID-19 outbreak and move progressively and safely toward resuming ... Read More»

Health Alert – New Spanish Government Instructions Regarding Immigration Issues – U.S. Embassy Madrid, U.S. Consulate General Barcelona

Health Alert – New Spanish Government Instructions Regarding Immigration Issues – U.S. Embassy Madrid, U.S. Consulate General Barcelona (May 21, 2020) Location:  Spain – Level 4:  Do Not Travel Event:  The Government of Spain has published new instructions regarding  the stay of foreigners in Spain during the State of Alarm due to COVID-19.  The information below, pulled from the new instructions, may be helpful for U.S. citizens in Spain with questions about their ... Read More»

Health  Alert – New Spanish Government Requirement: Use of Masks in Public Spaces – U.S. Embassy Madrid, U.S. Consulate General Barcelona

Health  Alert – New Spanish Government Requirement: Use of Masks in Public Spaces – U.S. Embassy Madrid, U.S. Consulate General Barcelona (20 May 2020) Location:  Spain – Level 4:  Do Not Travel Event: A  new order  (in Spanish) from the Ministry of Health requires that face masks be used by everyone age six or older in enclosed spaces and public areas ... Read More»

Health Alert – Spanish Borders Remain Closed; Self-Quarantine Requirement for Travelers Arriving in Spain

Health Alert – Spanish Borders Remain Closed; Self-Quarantine Requirement for Travelers Arriving in Spain – U.S. Embassy Madrid, U.S. Consulate General Barcelona (14 May 2020) Location:  Spain – Level 4:  Do Not Travel Event:  The Ministry of Interior extended an order closing Spain’s borders through May 23. The Ministry of Health established a mandatory 14-day self-quarantine ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens:  Register to Vote and Request Your Absentee Ballot at FVAP.gov

Message for U.S. citizens (May 12, 2020):  Register to vote and request your absentee ballot at FVAP.gov   Register to vote and request your absentee ballot at FVAP.gov U.S. Embassy Madrid, U.S. Consulate General Barcelona (12 May 2020) Register to vote and request your absentee ballot at FVAP.gov now for the states below: The following states have elections ... Read More»

Presidential Message on the 75th Anniversary of Victory in Europe Day

Seventy-five years ago today, the last remnants of the Nazi regime unconditionally surrendered to the Allied Powers, marking the end of World War II in Europe.  Today, we celebrate the forces of freedom who defeated tyranny and emerged victorious in that monumental struggle.  We pay tribute to those who served for their service and pause ... Read More»

Health  Alert – Extension of Nationwide State of Alarm until May 24

Health  Alert – Extension of Nationwide State of Alarm until May 24 – U.S. Embassy Madrid, U.S. Consulate General Barcelona (07 May 2020) Location:  Spain – Level 4:  Do Not Travel Event:  Spain’s nationwide State of Alarm will remain in effect until May 24. The Spanish government has announced plans to gradually relax some confinement measures in phases over ... Read More»

Health  Alert – Economic Impact Payments under the CARES Act – U.S. Embassy Madrid, U.S. Consulate General Barcelona

Health  Alert – Economic Impact Payments under the CARES Act – U.S. Embassy Madrid, U.S. Consulate General Barcelona (4 May 2020) Location:  Spain – Level 4:  Do Not Travel Event:  The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act was passed by Congress and signed into law by the President on March 27, 2020.  The U.S. Department of the ... Read More»

Health Alert – Nationwide State of Alarm and Gradual De-escalation Plan – U.S. Embassy Madrid, U.S. Consulate General Barcelona

Health Alert – Nationwide State of Alarm and Gradual De-escalation Plan – U.S. Embassy Madrid, U.S. Consulate General Barcelona (30 April 2020) Location:  Spain – Level 4:  Do Not Travel Event:  Spain’s nationwide State of Alarm will remain in effect through May 9. The Spanish government has announced plans to gradually relax some confinement measures in ... Read More»

Health Alert – Extension of the Nationwide State of Alarm – U.S. Embassy Madrid, U.S. Consulate General Barcelona

Health Alert – Extension of the Nationwide State of Alarm – U.S. Embassy Madrid, U.S. Consulate General Barcelona (20 April, 2020) Location:  Spain – Level 4:  Do Not Travel Event:  The Spanish government likely will extend the current State of Alarm through May 9. Media report some restrictions may be eased between April 27 and ... Read More»

Health Alert – Notarial Services during the State of Alarm – U.S. Embassy Madrid, U.S. Consulate General Barcelona

16 April 2020 Location:  Spain – Level 4: Do Not Travel Event:  Because of public health measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19, on March 12, the U.S. Embassy in Madrid and the U.S. Consulate General in Barcelona began to limit operations. We will not provide routine, non-emergency services during the State of Alarm, which ... Read More»

Health Alert – Remain Vigilant for COVID-19 Related Scams – U.S. Embassy Madrid, U.S. Consulate General Barcelona

Health Alert – Remain Vigilant for COVID-19 Related Scams – U.S. Embassy Madrid, U.S. Consulate General Barcelona (8 April 2020) Location:  Spain – Level 4:  Do Not Travel Event:  The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) warns individuals to remain vigilant for scams related to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19).  Cyber actors ... Read More»

Health Alert – Potential Delays in Passport Processing – U.S. Embassy Madrid, U.S. Consulate General Barcelona

Health Alert –  Potential Delays in Passport Processing – U.S. Embassy Madrid, U.S. Consulate General Barcelona (7 April 2020) Location:  Spain – Level 4:  Do Not Travel  Event:  Because of public health measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19, on March 20, the U.S. Department of State began to limit its passport operations.  Effective April 2, the Department of State further limited its passport operations.  This may affect processing of non-emergency passport and Consular ... Read More»

Health Alert – Extension of State of Alarm to April 26 – U.S. Embassy Madrid, U.S. Consulate General Barcelona

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Madrid, U.S. Consulate General Barcelona (6 April 2020)  Location:  Spain – Level 4:  Do Not Travel Event:  The Spanish government likely will extend the current State of Alarm to April 26, continuing to severely restrict the movement of people and transportation within the country in an effort to control the spread of COVID-19.  Embassy Madrid and Consulate General Barcelona have canceled all appointments for ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Madrid, U.S. Consulate General Barcelona

Health Alert – Limited Flight Options to Return to the United States – U.S. Embassy Madrid, U.S. Consulate General Barcelona (3 April. 2020)   Location:  Spain – Level 4:  Do Not Travel  Event:  Flight options from Spain to the United States – even through third countries – are increasingly scarce. U.S. citizens in Spain who wish to return to the United States should make commercial flight arrangements now or be prepared to remain in Spain for an indefinite period. Consider booking ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Madrid, U.S. Consulate General Barcelona

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Madrid, U.S. Consulate General Barcelona (2 April 2020)  Location:  Spain – Level 4:  Do Not Travel Event:  The nationwide State of Alarm in response to the COVID-19 outbreak will continue until at least April 11 across Spain. U.S. citizens who live in the United States should arrange for immediate return to the United States, unless you are ... Read More»

Health Alert – Change in Operating Hours – U.S. Embassy Madrid, U.S. Consulate General Barcelona

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Madrid, U.S. Consulate General Barcelona (1 April 2020)  Location:  Spain – Level 4:  Do Not Travel Event:  We are operating with reduced staffing and office hours across Spain, in line with the Spanish government’s directive to limit movement within the country to contain the spread of COVID-19. The consular sections of the U.S. Embassy in Madrid and ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Madrid, U.S. Consulate General Barcelona

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Madrid, U.S. Consulate General Barcelona (31 March 2020)  Location: Spain – Level 4: Do Not Travel Event: The majority of hotels and other accommodation across Spain closed March 27. Late March 30, the Government of Spain released an updated list of accommodations allowed to remain open under the State of Alarm in effect through April 11. The list, broken down ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Madrid, U.S. Consulate General Barcelona

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Madrid, U.S. Consulate General Barcelona (30 March 2020)  Location:  Spain – Level 4:  Do Not Travel Event:  Through April 9, the Spanish government is further restricting the operation of non-essential businesses and the movement of employees within the country.  Essential services  will continue and include transportation, banking, foodstuffs, pharmaceuticals, and healthcare, among others. However, provision of some of these services – including transportation – remains ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Madrid, U.S. Consulate General Barcelona

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Madrid, U.S. Consulate General Barcelona (27 March 2020)  Location:  Spain – Level 4:  Do Not Travel  Event:  We are operating with reduced staffing and reduced office hours across Spain, in line with the Spanish government’s directive to limit movement within the country to contain the spread of COVID-19.   U.S. Embassy Madrid and U.S. Consulate General Barcelona are providing ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Madrid, U.S. Consulate General Barcelona

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Madrid, U.S. Consulate General Barcelona (25 March 2020)  Location:  Spain – Level 4:  Do Not Travel Event:  The current countrywide State of Alarm in Spain is expected to be extended through April 11, 2020.  The State of Alarm significantly restricts the movement of individuals and transportation.  Many other countries in the European Schengen zone have implemented similar ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Madrid, U.S. Consulate General Barcelona

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Madrid, U.S. Consulate General Barcelona (22 March 2020)  Location:  Spain – Level 4: Do Not Travel   Event: The current countrywide State of Alarm that severely restricts the movement of people and goods, as well as most commercial activity, very likely will be extended through April 12, 2020.  U.S. citizens who live in the United States should arrange for immediate return to the United ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Madrid, U.S. Consulate General Barcelona

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Madrid, U.S. Consulate General Barcelona (20 March 2020)  Location:  Spain – Level 4: Do Not Travel Event: On March 20, the Government of Spain ordered the closure of all hotels, hostels, and similar establishments before March 26. The U.S. government cannot provide housing to U.S. citizens in Spain. Options to return to the United States from Spain using ... Read More»

Secretary Pompeo’s Call with Spanish Foreign Minister Gonzalez Laya

Secretary Pompeo’s Call with Spanish Foreign Minister Gonzalez Laya U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson March 16, 2020 The below is attributable to Spokesperson Morgan Ortagus:‎ Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo spoke today with Spanish Foreign Minister Arancha Gonzalez Laya.  The Secretary and the Foreign Minister discussed efforts to deal with the ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Madrid, U.S. Consulate General Barcelona

Location:  Spain Event:  There is an ongoing outbreak of Coronavirus (COVID-19) first identified in Wuhan, China.  The global public health threat posed by COVID-19 is high. On March 14, the Department of State authorized the departure from any diplomatic or consular post worldwide of U.S. personnel and family members who have been medically determined to ... Read More»

U.S. Mission to Spain- Change in Operations due to COVID-19

As of March 12, 2020, the U.S. Embassy in Madrid and the U.S. Consulate in Barcelona, in accordance with local recommendations for COVID-19 contingencies, are limiting their operations to mission-critical functions.  Regular visa services will be interrupted, and previously scheduled visa appointments will be rescheduled once normal operations resume.  Emergency services for U.S. citizens and ... Read More»

Presidential Proclamation on Restrictions for Foreign Travelers Who Have Been in the Schengen Area

Office of the Press Secretary FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 11, 2020 SUSPENSION OF ENTRY AS IMMIGRANTS AND NONIMMIGRANTS OF CERTAIN ADDITIONAL PERSONS WHO POSE A RISK OF TRANSMITTING 2019 NOVEL CORONAVIRUS BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA A PROCLAMATION On January 31, 2020, I issued Proclamation 9984 (Suspension of Entry as Immigrants and Nonimmigrants of Persons ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Madrid, U.S. Consulate General Barcelona

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Madrid, U.S. Consulate General Barcelona (10 March 2020) Location:  Spain Event:  There is an ongoing outbreak of Coronavirus (COVID-19) first identified in Wuhan, China.  The global public health threat posed by COVID-19 is high, with more than 100,000 reported cases worldwide.  On March 10, 2020, the Spanish Ministry of Health announced ... Read More»

Engaging and Supporting Future Leaders at Fundación Tomillo

Deputy Cultural Affairs Officer Spencer Cryder spoke with 21 students participating in Fundación Tomillo’s “Oportunidad al Talento-Go American English!” a three-year program for high-performing students to develop their skills in public speaking, critical thinking, debating, researching, and academic writing.  Spencer gave a presentation about his experiences working across cultures and languages to achieve a common ... Read More»

U.S. Embassy Stand a Success at AULA, Spain’s Largest Education Fair

The U.S. Embassy participated for the first time in AULA, Spain’s largest education fair, with a prominent stand and a variety of special guests and performances.  Deputy Chief of Mission Ben Ziff and Counselor for Public Diplomacy Stewart Tuttle inaugurated the stand, which was visited by thousands of Spaniards throughout the week.  Students, teachers, and ... Read More»

Joint Statement Commemorating the 25th Anniversary of the Establishment of Diplomatic Relations between the United States of America and the Principal

February 25, 2020  This year marks the 25th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the United States of America and the Principality of Andorra.  The United States recognized Andorra on February 21, 1995, after the Principality adopted its 1993 constitution. The United States and Andorra have since enjoyed excellent bilateral relations based on ... Read More»

US Embassy Spreads Word: Come Visit Us at AULA Education Fair March 4-8

U.S. Embassy Cultural Attaché Ana Duque-Higgins, together with Nanor Demirjian, Education Advisor from EducationUSA, shared information about the US Embassy’s upcoming participation at next week’s AULA 2020 Education Fair during an interview with RNE’s “Education for Peace” for peace program.  They also explained the many education opportunities that the United States offers to Spanish students. ... Read More»

The Embassy Promotes Opportunities for Young Female Athletes at U.S. Universities

The Embassy engaged young female soccer players at an event held at the Ambassador’s Residence on February 11, with the aim to promote opportunities for them to practice their sport as students at U.S. universities in the future. Professional players from Spanish female teams, U.S. university coaches, and Spanish students going to the U.S. to ... Read More»

Robotics for Girls in Fuenlabrada, Let’s Bot!

Last weekend, 18 girls discovered hands-on robotics with a Let’s Bot! express workshop. Let’s Bot! is a robotics initiative launched by the Buchan family based on peer to peer learning. The U.S. Embassy supported the workshops which were aimed to promote STEM careers among girls. The Let’s Bot! workshop was held at the Centro Prelaborales ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Mission Spain

February 26, 2020 Location:  Spain Event:  The Spanish Ministry of Health reports that it is currently testing some suspected cases of the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) spread among Tenerife (Canary Islands), Madrid, Catalonia, and Valencia.  Affected individuals are in isolation, following Spanish medical protocols.  These are in addition to the two cases that were previously confirmed ... Read More»

Celebrating 25 Years of United States – Andorra Bilateral Relations

Celebrating 25 Years of United States – Andorra Bilateral Relations Robert Riley Consul General of the United States The Catalan version of this article appeared in Diari d’Andorra on February 21, 2020. On this day, February 21, 2020, we celebrate the 25th anniversary of diplomatic relations between the United States of America and the Principality ... Read More»

Global Classrooms Inauguration

On February 26th, the U.S. Embassy participated in the inauguration of Global Classrooms in the Assembly of Madrid. Global Classrooms is a Model United Nations program that the Embassy helped launch in Madrid fourteen years ago, and it currently has over 1300 participants from 128 schools. Every year, the Embassy sponsors ten of the finalists ... Read More»

5th A2A Talk Highlights U.S.-Spain Defense Cooperation

A2A young alumni had the privilege of hearing from United States Air Force Lieutenant Colonel Melissa Moore, a member of the Office of Defense Cooperation and the Spain-U.S Permanent Committee, on February 25.  Dressed in her Air Force service dress uniform, Lt Col Moore provided an overview of the United States and Spain’s closely aligned ... Read More»

“Public Diplomacy in 2020” Presentation to University of Barcelona Students

Embassy Madrid’s Assistant Cultural Affairs Officer (ACAO) Spencer Cryder gave a presentation to Master’s degree candidates studying diplomacy and international relations at the University of Barcelona on February 7.  The talk engaged future diplomats and international organization leaders on how the U.S. Mission to Spain identifies target audiences and utilizes public audiences to advance U.S. ... Read More»

Fulbright Mid-Year Seminar at University of Murcia

Embassy Madrid’s Assistant Cultural Affairs Officer (ACAO) Spencer Cryder delivered remarks at the opening ceremony of the Fulbright mid-year seminar at the Teatro Romea in Murcia on February 6.  Spencer discussed how the United States and Spain promote our shared democratic values and create bonds through educational, scientific, and cultural exchanges.  The 207 Fulbright grantees ... Read More»

The US Embassy Explains in Vaughan Radio its Participation in the Education Fair, Aula

The Embassy’s Press Attaché, Adam Lenert, and Cultural Affairs Officer Ana Duque-Higgins, visited Vaughn Radio’s “Show With No Name” program, where they explained the reasons why the US Embassy will be present at AULA for the first time this year. On one side, Adam Lenert explained that one of the Embassy´s objectives is to let ... Read More»

EducationUSA will advise on studying in the U.S. from the Historic Building of the UB

A U.S. government EducationUSA advising center will open on February 10 at the Historic Building of the University of Barcelona (UB), a center where students will be able to find comprehensive information on studying in the U.S. and on how to best access studying opportunities. Joan Elias, President of the UB and Robert Riley, Consul ... Read More»

Launch of Inspiring Girls American Space Club

The U.S. Embassy in collaboration with the Inspiring Girls Foundation, launched the “Inspiring Girls American Space Club”, a program for girls and young women between the ages of 15-20 that looks to reinforce their leadership skills. This project will take place in the American Spaces in Madrid, Barcelona and Valencia, and will be entirely conducted ... Read More»

President Donald J. Trump and First Lady Melania Trump Announce State Visit with Spain

February 11, 2020 President Donald J. Trump and First Lady Melania Trump will welcome Their Majesties King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia of Spain to the White House on April 21, 2020, for a state visit to the United States. The visit will celebrate our two countries’ close friendship and shared history, and reaffirm our commitments ... Read More»

The Embassy Demonstrates U.S. Commitment to Confronting Anti-Semitism

The Embassy participated in a series of events in January commemorating Holocaust Remembrance Month. Among them was Embassy’s partnership with Centro Sefarad-Israel on a film series on the Holocaust. Counselor for Public Diplomacy Stewart Tuttle addressed the audience before the screening of “Mr. Klein” at Museo del Prado on January 20 and Deputy Chief of ... Read More»

Embassy Collaborates with the LGBTI LesWorking Organization

On January 23, a new episode of the Secret to Voices podcast (done in collaboration with El País) was recorded at the International Institute of Madrid. Isabel Durán and Marta Fernández Herraiz from the LGBTI LesWorking organization interviewed Eva Pérez, a lawyer and vice president of REDI (Business Network for LGBTI Diversity and Inclusion in ... Read More»

US Ambassador to Spain Delivers 2019 ICE Director’s Awards for International Achievement

On February 3, 2020, The US Ambassador to Spain and Andorra, Honorable Duke Buchan III, presented the 2019 ICE Director’s Awards for International Achievement to six Spanish Guardia Civil (SGC) officers, one Spanish Anti-Narcotics Prosecutor and three HSI Madrid employees at the US Embassy in Madrid. On December 5, 2019, two SGC officers along with ... Read More»

Embassy DCM Attends Election Guide Launch

On February 3, U.S. Embassy Deputy Chief of Mission Benjamin Ziff gave remarks at Casa de América for the launch of the Hispanic Council’s Practical Guide to U.S. Elections 2020, in collaboration with the Fundación Consejo España-Estados Unidos. In his remarks, DCM Ziff said “The Iowa Caucuses are a  unique tradition…whether a state holds caucuses ... Read More»

Consular Section Reaches Out to Spanish Exchange Visitors

U.S. Embassy Vice Consul Krista Bustamante led an information session at CEU University San Pablo for students participating in exchanges to the United States. Before an audience of around 70 students, professors and family members, Ms. Bustamante talked about the visa application process. She also responded to students’ questions and encouraged them to take full ... Read More»

Consular Staff at the Performing Arts College of Málaga

The Consular Agent in Fuengirola, Roberta Aaron, and Jane Strei from the Consular section of the U.S. Embassy in Madrid visited the Escuela Superior de Artes Escénicas de Málaga (ESAEM) on January 29. They are pictured here with Marisa Zafra, the Director of ESAEM. The school has both high school and university students, and receives ... Read More»

Security Alert – U.S. Mission Spain

Security Alert – U.S. Mission Spain (February 3, 2020) Location:  Spain Event:  The Spanish Ministry of Interior reports a steady increase in the number of sexual assaults nationally over the past five years.  This includes a rise in sexual assault against young U.S. citizen visitors and students throughout Spain.  U.S. citizen victims of sexual assault in Spain can find it very difficult to ... Read More»

The Consul General Meets with U.S. Citizens in Málaga

On January 28 the Consul General from the U.S. Embassy in Madrid and the Consular Agent in Fuengirola hosted a town hall for U.S. citizens in Málaga. Residents and visitors of all ages gathered to listen to current issues in Consular Affairs that concern U.S. citizens in Spain. The members of the audience also had ... Read More»

Embassy Consular Staff in Toledo

On January 27 Embassy consular staff met with newly arrived students in Toledo at the Fundación José Ortega y Gasset-Gregorio Marañón. The students will spend a semester abroad, studying and living in Toledo, getting the most out of a classic Spanish city steeped in history and culture. During the meeting, they learned about the various ... Read More»

CG Robert Riley delivers remarks on the role of diplomacy in international relations at ESADE

Consul General Robert Riley delivered remarks on the role of diplomacy in International Relations to over a 100 undergraduate students of ESADE’s degrees in Global Governance, Economics & Law. He discussed the importance of U.S diplomats in conflict prevention and resolution; and delved into the needed skills a good diplomat should have. CG Riley highlighted ... Read More»

Media Literacy Training at the American Spaces in Spain

From October to December 2019, the network of American Spaces in Spain (in Barcelona, Valencia and Madrid) organized a series of media literacy workshops for high school students and teachers with the support of U.S. Mission Spain. Led by two university professors, the program taught young people skills and tools to detect misinformation circulating on ... Read More»

Students Learn About Apollo 11 at the American Space Barcelona

The U.S. Consulate General in Barcelona organized a screening of the documentary “Apollo 11” at the American Space Barcelona, inviting students from two different high schools in Barcelona. An IVLP alumnus and professor of International Studies at the Pompeu Fabra University delivered welcome remarks and conducted a short debate after the screening. His presence helped ... Read More»

Renewal of the American Space Barcelona Memorandum of Understanding

Consortium of Libraries of Barcelona (Biblioteques the Barcelona), Sant Andreu’s District and the Department of Public Diplomacy at the U.S. Embassy in Spain have renewed the memorandum of understanding that regulates the implementation of the American Space Barcelona at the Ignasi Iglésias – Can Fabra Library in Barcelona. The mission of the American Space Barcelona ... Read More»

U.S. Embassy Explains Educational Exchange Programs

The U.S. Embassy’s Public Diplomacy section organized an event to explain educational exchange programs that fall under the J-1 visa category to thirty representatives of Spanish universities. In this meeting, attendees learned about the various programs and their application processes from the representatives of exchange agencies and an American sponsor. Additionally, the audience had the ... Read More»

Presidential Message on International Holocaust Remembrance Day, 2020

On International Holocaust Remembrance Day, we remember the millions of precious souls who perished as a result of the horrific crimes perpetrated by the Nazi regime.  We also reaffirm our steadfast commitment to confronting the vile poison of anti-Semitism wherever and whenever it arises. This year’s annual observance of International Holocaust Remembrance Day is especially ... Read More»

NASA Deputy Associate Administrator Engages A2A Alumni at the American Space and Public High School Students in Las Rozas

Badri Younes made time within his busy schedule in Madrid to engage both with A2A alumni at the at the American Space Madrid on January 15th and with high school students of the IES El Burgo-Ignacio Echeverría public bilingual school in Las Rozas, on January 16th.  His talk, entitled “A Journey of Exploration and Discoveries” ... Read More»

U.S. Mission in Spain Engages Study Abroad Students

Students from the United States are arriving for the start of the Spring semester at universities in Spain, and Valencia is an ever-increasingly popular destination. On January 17 the Consular Agent in Valencia spoke to students from University Studies Abroad Consortium, the Berklee College of Music and the University of Virginia. The newly arrived students ... Read More»

Consular Agent Receives the Cruz al Mérito Militar

On January 6th, the Consular Agent in the Balearic Islands, Kimberly Marshall, received the Cruz al Mérito Militar from the Commanding General of the Balearic Islands Fernando García Blázquez.  The award was presented to her for outstanding collaboration with the Spanish military on the islands, maintaining fluid relations between the Consular Agency and the Spanish ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: Save the Date – Town Hall Meeting in Málaga with the Consul General

The Embassy is pleased to announce that Consul General Liza Petrush plans to host a Town Hall meeting for U.S. citizens in Málaga on January 28, 2020, at 7:00 pm. If you would like to attend the Town Hall, please send an email to malagacons@state.gov .  When contacting us, please provide your full name, U.S. passport ... Read More»

Proclamation by President Trump on Religious Freedom Day, 2020

From its opening pages, the story of America has been rooted in the truth that all men and women are endowed with the right to follow their conscience, worship freely, and live in accordance with their convictions.  On Religious Freedom Day, we honor the foundational link between freedom and faith in our country and reaffirm our ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: Save the Date -Town Hall Meeting in Málaga with the Consul General

Message for U.S. Citizens Save the Date – Town Hall Meeting in Málaga with the Consul General   The Embassy is pleased to announce that Consul General Liza Petrush plans to host a Town Hall meeting for U.S. citizens in Málaga on January 28, 2020, at 7:00 pm. If you would like to attend the Town ... Read More»

Security Alert – U.S. Mission Spain

Security Alert – U.S. Mission Spain (January 7, 2020)   Location: Spain  Event:  Heightened Middle East Tensions There is heightened tension in the Middle East that may result in security risks to U.S. citizens abroad. The Embassy will continue to review the security situation and will provide additional information as needed. Actions to Take: Keep ... Read More»

A2A Third Presentation

The A2A program’s third lecture took place Thursday, December 19 at the American Space Madrid.  It addressed a topic of special relevance: cybersecurity.  The Internet, social media, and smart phones have changed virtually every aspect of how people live, learn, consume, and communicate, and connection technologies play an increasingly large role in today’s society.  Elizabeth Bassini, ... Read More»

Demonstration Alert – December 18, 2019

Location: Barcelona, Spain Event: Several groups have announced demonstrations around the “Clasico” soccer match between FC Barcelona and Real Madrid CF today, December 18, 2019.  The demonstrations will likely begin at 4:00pm in the vicinity of Camp Nou, the FC Barcelona stadium. A large police presence is expected outside of the stadium.  These demonstrations present the ... Read More»

Ambassador Duke Buchan III Op-Ed: The Time of the Tyrants in Cuba, Venezuela, and Nicaragua Must End

The Time of the Tyrants in Cuba, Venezuela, and Nicaragua Must End Democracy and dignity for all! Ambassador Duke Buchan III The Spanish version of this article appeared in El Mundo on December 10, 2019. This December 10 the United States and the world will commemorate International Human Rights Day and the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human ... Read More»

Ambassador Duke Buchan III Op-Ed: Spain and the 5G Cyber Threat

Spain and the 5G Cyber Threat Ambassador Duke Buchan III The Spanish version of this article appeared in La Vanguardia on December 2, 2019. The fifth generation of mobile technology, or 5G, will have great advantages for Spain if handled properly.  While 5G brings 100-times-faster Internet speeds and networks capable to handle millions of new ... Read More»

The Consular Agent for the Balearic Islands Joins a Thanksgiving Celebration in Palma de Mallorca

Kimberly Marshall, Consular Agent for the Balearic Islands, attended a lunch on Thanksgiving Day hosted by the local English newspaper, Majorca Daily Bulletin, at the Gloria de Sant Jaume Hotel in Palma de Mallorca.  The lunch was offered to the local community and attended by many U.S. citizen residents in Mallorca, who were happy to ... Read More»

Security Alert – U.S. Mission Spain

02 December 2019 Location:  Spain, countrywide Event:  During the holiday season, security measures in Spain remain heightened due to ongoing threats posed by transnational terrorist organizations and individuals inspired by extremist ideology throughout Europe.  Violent extremists continue to focus on tourist locations, shopping malls, airports, clubs, restaurants, places of worship, transportation hubs, and other soft ... Read More»

Embassy Participates in Madrid Aqua Energy Forum 2019

The Madrid Aqua Energy Forum 2019 is the third edition of the conference on water security organized by think tank Fundación Jorge Juan.  The conference is directed at delegates with decision making capacity of energy companies, infrastructure, water, insurance, classification societies, etc.  With the theme, “How do you want the world to be in 2030,” ... Read More»

Deputy Chief of Mission Ziff Speaks at Navy League’s Madrid Council

On November 21, U.S. Embassy Deputy Chief of Mission Benjamin Ziff spoke at the Navy League’s Madrid Council. DCM Ziff highlighted the long-standing and significant ties between Spain and the United States and noted how our deep relations strengthens security. DCM Ziff thanked the hundreds of Spaniards taking part in various NATO missions and pointed ... Read More»

Ambassador Buchan Discusses 5G Security Risks and the Humanitarian Crisis in Venezuela at the IX Spain-US Business Forum

US Chamber of Commerce Event November 21, 2019 Señor Ministro, Señor Bonet, Señor Badía, ladies and gentlemen, ¡Buenos días!  If you’ll permit me, I want to touch on a few issues that should be of concern to all of us in the international business community: Digital Security in emerging 5G networks, and the heartbreaking humanitarian ... Read More»

The Consular Section Celebrates International Education Week

The consular section of the U.S. Embassy hosted directors and coordinators from Spanish and U.S. university programs in the Madrid area to celebrate International Education Week. Spain is the third most popular destination in the world for study abroad participants from the United States, with more than 32,000 students per year choosing to study in ... Read More»

Fulbright Alumnus Pedro Rodriguez Delights as A2A Second Lecture Series Guest

The youngest Embassy alumni  gathered at the American Space Madrid on the evening of November 13th for the Alumni to Alumni – A2A program’s second talk, which was given by the distinguished Fulbright alumnus Pedro Rodriguez, Professor of International Relations at the Comillas University of Madrid and former ABC newspaper correspondent in Washington DC.   Prof. ... Read More»

Embassy Connects with Educators to Combat Bullying

US Embassy Cultural Attaché Ana Duque-Higgins inaugurated yesterday the “XXII Colloquium on women: Spain – USA, new configurations of bullying,” a meeting organized by the American Space and the International Institute with the support of the Embassy.  Event participants included speakers Michele Ybarra, CEO and Director of Research of the Center for Innovative Public Health ... Read More»

Congratulations to Bolivian Senator Anez for Assuming the Role of Interim President

PRESS STATEMENT MICHAEL R. POMPEO NOVEMBER 13, 2019 The United States applauds Bolivian Senator Jeanine Anez for stepping up as Interim President of State to lead her nation through this democratic transition, under the constitution of Bolivia and in accordance with the principles of the Inter-American Democratic Charter.  We look forward to working with the ... Read More»

U.S. Air Force Maj. Gen. Crosier Participates in Kindelan Air and Space Conference

U.S. Air Force Deputy Chief of Staff for Strategy, Integration and Requirements, Maj. Gen. Clinton E. Crosier participated in the XXIX International Seminar Kindelan Air and Space Conference in Madrid November 5-8.  Spanish Minister of Defense Margarita Robles opened the event, and approximately 25 active duty generals and 25 reserve general officers attended, totaling over ... Read More»

U.S. Embassy Joins Interesting Discussion and Screening of Documentary “Well Fed”

Celebrating Science Week in Madrid, on November 7, the U.S. Embassy’s Agricultural Affairs Section co-sponsored the screening and discussion of the Dutch documentary “Well Fed”. The documentary explores different opinions and the reality surrounding agricultural biotechnology.  Organized by Fundación Antama, the event was also supported by the Dutch Embassy’s Agricultural Section and the CBGP (Centre ... Read More»

U.S. Response to OAS Report on New Elections in Bolivia

U.S. Response to OAS Report on New Elections in Bolivia We commend the professional work of the Organization of American States (OAS) technical mission which found numerous troubling irregularities with Bolivia’s October 20 elections. We fully support the OAS and Bolivian calls for new elections and a new Electoral Tribunal that can ensure free and ... Read More»

Ambassador Duke Buchan III at the XXIV United States-Spain Forum

Ambassador Duke Buchan III participated in the XXIV United States-Spain Forum in San Antonio, Texas, on November 1-2.  Organized by the US-Spain Council and the Fundación Consejo España-Estados Unidos, this year’s location highlighted the history and the foundation of the United States of America as a nation.  Founded as a Spanish mission (known as El ... Read More»

Ambassador Buchan Observes Venezuelan Crisis on Colombian Border

Ambassador Duke Buchan III traveled to Colombia November 5-7 to see first-hand the situation of Venezuelan refugees who have fled their country due to the Maduro regime.  In Bogotá, Ambassador Buchan discussed the situation with the US Ambassador to Colombia, Philip Goldberg, and officials from the Colombian Ministries of Foreign Affairs and Health, the UNHCR, ... Read More»

Demonstration Alert – U.S. Consulate General, Barcelona

Location: Barcelona Event:  Several large demonstrations are expected in Barcelona in the days before and after the Spanish national election on Sunday, November 10: Friday, November 8: A demonstration related to the presence of the acting president of Spain is expected at 6:30 pm near the Fira Barcelona Montjuic convention center in the Plaça Espanya/Montjuic ... Read More»

Consular Agency Staff Meet with Balearic Regional Government

The U.S. Consular Agent and Assistant in the Balearic Islands met with the President of the Balearic Islands in a meeting hosted by the Balearic Consular Corps. They shared best practices on how they assist their citizens who live in or are visiting the islands. The number of U.S. citizens visiting the Balearic Islands is ... Read More»

Cultural Attaché Ana Duque-Higgins Engages with Academica´s Dual Diploma Program School Directors and Teaching Staff

Ana Duque-Higgins delivered opening remarks at Academica´s One-day Conference for School Managers, attended by around 170 private and charter schools administrators of the Madrid region.   Academica, headquartered in Miami, Florida, services over 200 public charter schools in the United States. The Dual Diploma Program allows students to earn a U.S. High School diploma while simultaneously ... Read More»

The Future of NATO 70 Years Later

On November 6, the Embassy’s Deputy Chief of Mission Benjamin Ziff and Marine Attaché Lt Col David Lawrence discussed the future of NATO with 100 political science students at Complutense University of Madrid during a one-day seminar co-organized by the Franklin Institute of the University of Alcalá.  The Embassy speakers noted NATO’s stabilizing effect on ... Read More»

U.S. Cultural Policies and Public Diplomacy

On November 4, Ana Duque-Higgins, Cultural Attaché, participated in a conference on “Cultural policies and diplomacy,” that took place at the Instituto Cervantes in Madrid. Ana Duque-Higgins shared a panel with representatives of the Institut Français de España, the Istituto Italiano di Cultura in Madrid, and the British Council in Madrid.  The panel was moderated ... Read More»

U.S. Embassy Hosts CAPSTONE Course for New U.S. General and Flag Officers

From October 11-15, the U.S. Embassy in Madrid hosted a CAPSTONE General and Flag Officer Course for nineteen newly selected U.S. general and flag officers. The course objective is to make participants more effective in planning and employing US forces in joint and combined operations. The CAPSTONE curriculum examines major issues affecting national security decision ... Read More»

Spanish Teams Solve Challenges at NASA Space Apps Challenge 2019

From October 19-20, the U.S. Embassy co-sponsored NASA Space Apps Challenge 2019 together with Spanish entrepreneurship NGO Celera, technology startup Ienai Space, and California-based business strategy consultant Propelland.  The event brought together 84 programmers, designers, engineers, and astrophysicists for a weekend to devise solutions to various challenges posed by NASA organizers.  Susan Chang, Director of ... Read More»

Embassy Co-sponsors 7th Elcano Forum on Global Terrorism

The U.S. Embassy in Madrid welcomed Dr. Alexander Meleagrou-Hitchens, the Research Director of the Program on Extremism at George Washington University, for a three-day visit to Madrid to discuss terrorism and foreign terrorist fighters (FTF).  Embassy Madrid organized three events to demonstrate how U.S.-Spain security cooperation mitigates threats to Spain and promotes stability in the ... Read More»

Senior NASA Research Scientist Rosaly Lopes Inspires at CaixaForum

The U.S. Embassy in Madrid partnered with the CaixaForum to host Dr. Rosaly Lopes, Senior Research Scientist at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, on September 26.  During Dr. Lopes’ presentation, “Volcanoes and Icy Moons: A Scientist’s Journey from Brazil to NASA’s Galileo and Cassini Missions,” she discussed her personal journey from a young student to a ... Read More»

U.S. Participates in Spanish-led Exercise Ocean Sky with other NATO Allies

At the invitation of the Spanish government, the United States Air Force is proud to partner with Spain and other NATO allies in Spain’s joint training exercise at Ganda Air Base at Grand Canary Island.  More than 275 U.S. airmen and a dozen U.S. F-15c fighter jets joined in the exercise, making it the largest ... Read More»

Security Alert – October 25, 2019

Location: Barcelona Event:  A large demonstration is expected tomorrow, October 26 at 5pm at Carrer de la Marina.  Another is planned for October 27 from 12pm-230pm at the intersection of Passeig de Gracia and Carrer Provença. Other spontaneous demonstrations may occur this weekend and many have recently taken place in front of government offices. U.S. ... Read More»

Security Alert – October 24, 2019

Location: Barcelona Event:  A demonstration is expected today, October 24 at 6:30 pm beginning in Plaza Universidad and moving to Plaza Sant Jaume via Via Laietana. Other spontaneous demonstrations may occur and many have recently taken place in front of government offices. Similar demonstrations last week turned violent. Dozens of injuries occurred and arrests were made. ... Read More»

Security Alert – October 19, 2019

Location: Barcelona, Catalonia Event: Recent demonstrations in Barcelona and across Catalonia have turned violent. Protesters have set fires, vandalized public and private property and attacked security forces. Dozens of injuries have been reported and arrests have been made.  A demonstration is expected today, October 19 at 6pm in Plaza Urquinaona. Recent violent protest activity has taken place ... Read More»

Security Alert – October 18, 2019

Location: Barcelona Event: Significant demonstration activity in Catalonia is expected to continue today and this weekend in response to the verdict in the trial of 12 pro-independence Catalan leaders. Recent protests have turned violent and have resulted in injuries to some protesters, bystanders and police personnel. On October 18, from 6pm to 9pm a large ... Read More»

Town Hall Meeting in Santa Cruz de Tenerife

The Consul General from the U.S. Embassy in Madrid, Liza Petrush, and the Consular Agent in the Canary Islands, Ana Maria Quintana, hosted a Town Hall Meeting in Santa Cruz de Tenerife where a group of US Citizens gathered to get the latest updates and information for American Citizens living or vacationing in Spain.  All ... Read More»

Alumni to Alumni – A2A Program Launch

The youngest alumni of Embassy exchange programs gathered on the evening of October 15th at the American Space in Madrid to participate in a presentation by Tony Carro, NASA Representative in Spain, who discussed the Spanish Role in the Apollo Program, explaining  NASA’s close and long relationship with the various deep space tracking stations in ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: Save the Date – Town Hall Meeting in Seville with the Consul General

Embassy of the United States of America Madrid, Spain Consular Agency of the United States of America Seville, Spain Message for U.S. Citizens: Save the Date – Town Hall Meeting in Seville with the Consul General The Embassy is pleased to announce that the Consul General will host a Town Hall meeting for U.S. citizens ... Read More»

American Citizen Services Reaches out to U.S. Citizens throughout Spain

Representatives from the American Citizen Services unit met and spoke with U.S. students in Toledo and language assistants in Valladolid, Tenerife, and Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. They explained consular services that are available to U.S. citizens as they embark on their semester or year abroad and encouraged everyone to enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) . STEP ... Read More»

Demonstration Alert – October 16, 2019

Location: Barcelona, Spain Event: Significant demonstration activity in Catalonia is expected to continue this week in response to the verdict in the trial of 12 pro-independence Catalan leaders.  Some protests on October 15 included violence. A protest is expected today, October 16, at 7pm at the intersection of Gran Via de les Corts Catalanes and Carrer ... Read More»

Demonstration Alert – October 15, 2019

Location: Barcelona, Spain Event: Significant demonstration activity in Catalonia is expected this week in response to the verdict in the trial of 12 pro-independence Catalan leaders.  There are demonstrations anticipated in Barcelona, Lleida, Tarragona, Girona and other towns in the region.  Most demonstrations are planned around Spanish government offices, including a large gathering on October 15th ... Read More»

Security Alert 2– October 14, 2019

Embassy of the United States of America Madrid, Spain Consulate General of the United States of America Barcelona, Spain Security Alert – October 14, 2019 Location:  Barcelona, Spain Event:  Demonstration activity continues to disrupt services and transportation around Barcelona’s El Prat airport. Roads leading to the airport in some cases have been blocked and some flights ... Read More»

Security Alert – October 14, 2019

Location:  Barcelona, Spain Event:  Demonstration activity has disrupted services and transportation around Barcelona’s El Prat airport, including closures of roads leading to the airport. There are reports of conflicts between demonstrators and law enforcement. Actions to Take: Avoid the areas of the demonstrations. Exercise caution if in the vicinity of large gatherings or protests. Monitor local media ... Read More»

Statement on Occasion of Spain National Day

Statement by Secretary Pompeo Spain National Day October 12, 2019 On behalf of the American people and the Government of the United States of America, I send my best wishes to the people of Spain as you celebrate the Fiesta Nacional de España. The United States and Spain are united by shared history and common ... Read More»

Demonstration Alert – U.S. Consulate General, Barcelona (October 9, 2019)

Location:  Barcelona, Spain Event:  The verdict in the trial of pro-independence Catalan leaders is expected to be announced soon.  Significant demonstration activity may take place throughout Catalonia after the verdict is made public.  In the past, demonstrations have disrupted public transportation and have included gatherings near government facilities. Please see our Demonstrations in Spain webpage for more information. ... Read More»

IRS Webinar: Relief Procedures for Certain Former Citizens

Thursday, October 10, 2019 This free 100-minute webinar is open to ALL. This webinar will cover the following: Provide background on United States citizenship by birth and relinquishing citizenship Discuss tax implications of relinquishing citizenship Describe the purpose and scope of the new Relief Procedures for Certain Former Citizens (“relief procedures”) Explain specific filing requirements ... Read More»

Demonstration Alert- U.S. Consulate General, Barcelona

Location:  Barcelona, Spain Event:  Several demonstrations related to Catalonia’s political situation are expected to take place on October 1st.  Additional demonstrations at other locations in Catalonia may also occur. Please see our Demonstrations in Spain webpage for more information. Actions to Take: Avoid the areas of the demonstrations. Exercise caution if in the vicinity of large gatherings or ... Read More»

Orientation of ETAs Serving in Madrid

On September 26th, Spencer Cryder, the new Embassy Deputy Cultural Attaché, participated, along with representatives of the embassies of Belgium, Canada, Ireland, Germany and the British Council in the opening ceremony of the orientation session for more than 2,700 Language Assistants from different countries.  Mercedes Marin, the Comunidad de Madrid’s Director General for Bilingualism and ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: Save the Date – Town Hall Meeting in Tenerife with the Consul General

Embassy of the United States of America Madrid, Spain Consular Agency of the United States of America Islas Canarias, Spain Message for U.S. Citizens: Save the Date – Town Hall Meeting in Tenerife with the Consul General The Embassy is pleased to announce that the Consul General is planning to host a Town Hall meeting ... Read More»

The U.S. and Spain Eliminate Double Taxation and Boost Economy and Jobs for Both Countries

On September 20, Ambassador Duke Buchan and the Secretaries of State for Finance and Foreign Affairs of the Government of Spain exchanged protocols to update our existing bilateral tax convention.  This update to the 1990 agreement will generate new investment opportunities, create new jobs and deepen economic relations between the U.S. and Spain. At the ... Read More»

Ambassador Duke Buchan III Op-Ed: The End of Double Taxation

The End of Double Taxation Ambassador Duke Buchan III   This article appeared in the  Friday 20, 2019 edition of ABC I arrived in Spain for the first time almost 40 years ago as a young student in Valencia, and later Seville. There, I learned about the wonderful culture of Spain, its friendly people and its rich traditions. Little did I ... Read More»

U.S. University Fair 2019

EducationUSA Spain’s 6th annual U.S. University Fair will take place on September 25th from 5:30pm-8:30pm at Hotel Miguel Angel in Madrid. This is a great chance for students and families to learn about the academic opportunities at the undergraduate and graduate level in the U.S. by speaking to representatives directly, as well as by attending ... Read More»

Security Alert – U.S. Consulate General, Barcelona Spain, September 18, 2019

Location: Gracia Neighborhood, Barcelona, Spain Event: Local police expect an anarchist protest to take place in the Gracia district of Barcelona in the aftermath of the expulsion of squatters from a building in the neighborhood. The demonstration is planned to begin at Fontana metro station at 7:00 pm and local police expect 250-300 anarchist protesters. ... Read More»

Security Alert – U.S. Mission Spain

Security Alert – U.S. Mission Spain (September 16, 2019) Location:  Spain. Event:  The U.S. Embassy in Madrid continues to monitor the ongoing public criminal investigation against Manuel Blanco Vela, an operator of several small tour companies based in Seville, Spain, who is alleged to have targeted U.S. citizen visitors for sexual assault.  Media reports indicate ... Read More»

Demonstration Alert – U.S Consulate General, Barcelona, Spain

Location:  Barcelona, Spain Event:  Several demonstrations are expected to take place on Catalonia’s national day, September 11, 2019.  The largest is expected between 4pm and 9pm, beginning at Gran via de les Cortes Catalanes and ending at Plaza Espanya. U.S. citizens should expect traffic and public transportation disruptions throughout the day in downtown Barcelona.  Additional demonstrations ... Read More»

Secretary Pompeo’s Statement: Andorra National Day

Andorra National Day September 8, 2019 On behalf of the people and the government of the United States of America, I send my best wishes to the people of Andorra as you celebrate Our Lady of Meritxell Day.  The United States and Andorra share common values, and we look forward to enhancing our partnership through ... Read More»

´Community Bots-Fun with Robotics,´ an Initiative of Ambassador Buchan

An initiative of the U.S. Ambassador to Spain, Duke Buchan, to promote robotics among teachers and girls in La Linea de la Concepcion, Cadiz. “Education, inclusion and opportunities for all, empowerment and the future” are words that describe the program ´Community Bots-Fun with Robotics,´ a project of the U.S. Embassy in La Linea de la ... Read More»

American Citizen Services at Carlos III University

On August 29th the American Citizen Services Chief and a Special Consular Services Assistant spoke at the Welcome event for U.S. students who will be attending Carlos III University this Fall. They explained what services the consular section offers, encouraged everyone to enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) , and welcomed over 600 students ... Read More»

Security Alert – U.S. Consulate General, Barcelona Spain, August 25, 2019

Location: Sant Sebastia Beach, Barcelona, Spain Event: Local police have cleared Sant Sebastia beach and cordoned off the area due to a possible explosive device. Actions to Take: Avoid the area around Sant Sebastia beach Monitor local media for updates Be aware of your surroundings. Notify friends and family of your safety  View updates from the ... Read More»

Health Alert: Listeriosis in Spain

Location: Spain Event: There have been over one hundred recently confirmed cases of listeriosis in Spain, largely in the Sevilla area.  As of August 23, regional health officials in Andalusia and the Spanish Ministry of Health have identified the suspected source as pork products produced by Magrudis company under the label “La Mecha” and other brands. ... Read More»

Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Madrid, Spain

Location: French-Spanish border from Hendaye to Biarritz in France and areas in and around Irun, Spain . Event: Large demonstrations by the “Gilets Jaunes” (yellow vests) and other political activist groups are expected in advance of and during the G-7 Summit in Biarritz, France on August 24-26. Demonstrations could turn violent. A large police presence is expected in the ... Read More»

Consular Services in Palma de Mallorca

The Mallorca Consular Agency team met with members of the Rotary Club Palma Ramon Llull August 6.  Nearly 40 people attended, both Spanish and American citizens. The Consular Agent for the Balearic Islands discussed consular operations in Spain and the services we offer.  Attendees were grateful for the information, saying they were glad to know what ... Read More»

Security Alert – U.S. Mission Spain

Location:  Spain.  Event:  U.S. citizens should remain vigilant to the risk of theft and criminal schemes – including pickpocketing in major urban centers and flat tire or pull-over scams on roadways – across Spain. Distraction scams:  In one common scheme, thieves may wave your vehicle over to the side of the road to assist with a flat ... Read More»

Meet the 8 Space Camp Winners

To commemorate the 50th anniversary of NASA’s Apollo 11, the first manned mission to land on the Moon, the U.S. Embassy in Madrid sought out eight Spanish students passionate about STEM subjects and space exploration to attend the NASA Space Camp in Huntsville, Alabama.  This one-week camp at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center provides students the opportunity to learn ... Read More»

Launching IN3 Spain 2019

Ambassador Duke Buchan III, María Benjumea, Iñaki Arrola and Antonio Iglesias signed the public-private partnership on July 23 to officially launch IN3 Spain 2019. A collaboration between the U.S. Embassy, Asociación Chamberí Valley, Endeavor Spain and Spain Startup, IN3 is an event dedicated to connecting entrepreneurs and innovators with institutions and businesses in Spain and ... Read More»

U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for Consular Affairs Carl Risch Visits Spain

The U.S. Department of State’s Assistant Secretary of State for Consular Affairs, Carl Risch, traveled to Spain July 16-17, 2019.  During his visit, Assistant Secretary Risch met with officials from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Justice, and the Ministry of Interior to discuss matters of mutual interest.  He also observed consular operations ... Read More»

U.S. Senate Approves Tax Treaty Protocols

This week, the U.S. Senate approved with bipartisan support four protocols to existing bilateral tax conventions with Japan, Luxembourg, Spain, and Switzerland.  Tax treaties are bilateral agreements that promote the fair, orderly, efficient taxation of income by the United States and our treaty partners.  Tax treaties increase certainty for taxpayers, mitigate the risk of double ... Read More»

Public Affairs Section Presents to Atresmedia Masters of Communication Students

On July 16, and for the second year in a row, the Information Assistant and Information Office Programs Director from the U.S. Embassy gave a talk on Public Diplomacy to EAE Master of Communication students. They discussed the differences between traditional and public diplomacy and explained how the Embassy’s Public Affairs Section functions. The representatives ... Read More»

Counselor for Public Diplomacy Presents at Complutense University

On July 2, 2019, Stewart Tuttle, Counselor for Public Diplomacy of the Embassy of the United States, spoke to attendees participating in a course titled “Geopolitical trends: Where is the world headed?”  The course, offered by the Complutense University of Madrid and organized by the Spanish Institute of Strategic Studies, took place in San Lorenzo ... Read More»

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Madrid, Spain

Location: Spain Event: The U.S. Embassy reminds U.S. citizens of the risk of petty theft schemes, including pickpocketing in major urban centers and highways across Spain. Thieves may work in teams to distract attention. They may ask whether you have dropped cash on the ground, or offer to clean liquid off of you. In one ... Read More»

CG Robert Riley Meets Pompeu Fabra University Students

CG Robert Riley was invited by a group of members of the United Nations Student Association Barcelona at Pompeu Fabra University to discuss the role of the U.S. Consulate, his career as a Foreign Service Officer and U.S. – Spain bilateral affairs. Among other topics, CG Riley highlighted the importance of building personal relationships, particularly ... Read More»

Go American English! Graduation Ceremony & Prom

On the evening of Tuesday June 11, the U.S. Embassy celebrated the graduation of 42 participants of our Go American English! conversation English program.  We were joined by the program implementers and Embassy partners, Fundación Tomillo, and the Foundation for International Studies.  Following the Access English Mircroscholarship Program model implemented by the same two providers ... Read More»

American Citizen Services Connects with U.S. Citizens in Mallorca

The Consul General and the Consular Agent from the Balearic Islands hosted a town hall for U.S. citizens in Palma de Mallorca on June 5. Numerous U.S. citizens resident on the island attended the event, and enjoyed an evening of conversation with the Consul General, the Consular Agent, and consular staff. We talked about how ... Read More»

The Embassy Marks the International Day against Homophobia and Transphobia

To mark the International Day against Homophobia and Transphobia, the Embassy organized the visit to Madrid of musical group Mariachi Arcoíris de Los Ángeles .  During their program on May 14-16, the group conducted performances at the Ambassador’s residence, at Juan de la Cierva Civic Center in Getafe, and at Casa de México en España.  The group also spoke about ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: Upcoming Event Alert – Consular Staff in Santiago de Compostela, June 24-26, 2019

Location:  Santiago de Compostela, Galicia Event:  Staff from the Embassy in Madrid will be in Santiago de Compostela on June 24-26, 2019, to provide consular services and assist U.S. citizens. Actions to Take: For an appointment, please contact the Embassy by email at askacs@state.gov .  In the subject line, please include the type of service or ... Read More»

Embassy Connects with U.S. Citizens at Town Hall

On May 29 the Deputy Chief of Mission and the Consul General met with U.S. citizens in Madrid for a Town Hall meeting. The audience members hailed from many different parts of the United States and included students, long-time residents, tourists, young professionals, and even a uniformed boy scout. A wide range of issues were ... Read More»

The Embassy Commemorates World Intellectual Property Day Through Music

To highlight the importance of respecting and protecting intellectual property rights by everyone, the Embassy organized a program with music producers and artists Jovany Barreto and Tat Tong, aka WAPEA, during which they shared their professional experience and expertise with Spanish youth in Madrid. Barreto and Tong gave workshops on music production to students of ... Read More»

Consular Staff Explain Student Visa Process

On May 22nd, consular staff visited the Polytechnic University in Madrid and the International Institute of Madrid to explain the visa process for students who will study in U.S. universities.  Consular staff explained the application requirements and encouraged students to apply for their student visa as early as possible to ensure they receive their visa ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: Save the Date – Town Hall Meeting in Palma de Mallorca with the Consul General

The Embassy is pleased to announce that the Consul General is planning to host a Town Hall meeting in Palma de Mallorca for U.S. citizens on June 5, 2019, at 7:00 PM. If you would like to attend the Town Hall, please contact us by sending an email to pmagency@state.gov . When contacting us, please provide ... Read More»

U.S. Embassy Madrid Celebrates an Iftar with Muslim Community

On May 16, the Chargé d’Affaires Benjamin Ziff hosted an Iftar to celebrate the holy month of Ramadan, gathering representatives from the Spanish government, Muslim community, civic organizations, and diplomatic corps.  Chargé Ziff welcomed the attendees and praised the cooperation of Spaniards, Americans, and Muslims around the world in promoting religious tolerance, freedom of worship, ... Read More»

Promoting Media Literacy Among Teachers and Students

Are students aware of the information landscape surrounding them? What role should journalists and educators have in promoting media literacy and a greater awareness on disinformation among youth? On May 6 and 7, we invited to Barcelona Damaso Reyes, Director of Partnerships at The News Literacy Project, a U.S. non-profit which works with teachers and ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: Upcoming Event Alert – Consular Staff in Ibiza, May 16 and 17, 2019

Upcoming Event Alert – Consular Staff in Ibiza, May 16 and 17, 2019 Location:  Ibiza, Balearic Islands Event:  Staff from the Embassy in Madrid and the Consular Agency in Palma de Mallorca will be in Ibiza on May 16 and 17, 2019, to provide consular services and assist U.S. citizens. Actions to Take: For an ... Read More»

Consular Agent in Seville Raynold von Samson Met in Cádiz with Authorities

Our Consular Agent in Seville Raynold von Samson met in Cádiz with authorities to strengthen ties and learn about the city’s crisis plan. He met with the Mayor, José María González Santos and councilman Juan Antonio Navarro Vela. He also visited the local police headquarters where he met with public safety authorities (Protección Civil) Mateo Ollero and Gabriel Leo ... Read More»

Expert Guest Speaker Lydia Kostopoulos Discusses Artificial Intelligence and Cybersecurity

Dr. Lydia Kostopoulos participated in a roundtable discussion at the Consulate General with experts from the consular district about the future applications of Artificial Intelligence in security and defense. She also delivered two lectures for students of Global Studies from the Pompeu Fabra University (UPF) and students from the Barcelona Institute of International Studies (IBEI). Read More»

U.S. comic artist Alitha Martinez inspires young students in Barcelona

On March 25-26, U.S. comic artist Alitha Martinez visited Barcelona at the invitation of the Consulate General. During her visit, she delivered several inspiring talks about her professional career and comic creation process in two Adult Education Programs in Barcelona. She also gave a masterclass to a group of undergraduate students enrolled in a comic ... Read More»

Easter Holidays Increased Security Awareness

Location: Spain Event: During the Easter holiday weekend and continuing through the general elections on April 28, 2019, there will be an increased police presence in public areas and at public events throughout Spain.  As noted in the Travel Advisory dated March 18, 2019, terrorist groups continue plotting possible attacks in Spain. Terrorists may attack with ... Read More»

The Consular Agent in Sevilla Meets with Emergency Services in the Region

The Consular Agent in Sevilla toured the area’s Empresa Pública de Emergencias Sanitarias (EPES) on April 4 to familiarize himself with emergency operations in the region.  He was accompanied by EPES Directors and Coordinators Jose Luis Pastrana, Francisco Bonilla, Inmaculada de Andrés, and Antonia Romero. The Consular Agency in Sevilla assists U.S. citizens in Sevilla, ... Read More»

Officers from the Consulate General in Barcelona Reach Out to U.S. Citizens

Officers from the Consulate General in Barcelona recently engaged in outreach with both students and study abroad coordinators. On April 5 the Consul spoke at the regional APUNE conference to study abroad coordinators who host U.S. citizens students. Meanwhile, the Vice Consul spoke to newly arrived students at ALBA study abroad on March 29. Our ... Read More»

Special Representative Abrams To Discuss Venezuela Crisis With Portuguese and Spanish Officials

Media Note Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC April 8, 2019 Special Representative for Venezuela Elliott Abrams will meet with Portuguese and Spanish officials in Lisbon and Madrid April 9-11 to discuss the deteriorating situation in Venezuela. The United States, Portugal, and Spain support a Venezuelan-led transition toward free and fair elections. The United States ... Read More»

American Citizen Services Connects with U.S. Citizens in the Madrid Area

On April 4 the Consul General spoke to a group of U.S. citizens and friends associated with the American Club of Madrid. The event was held at the Fundación Universitaria San Pablo CEU. Pictured are the President of the American Club, representatives from the International Relations Department of San Pablo CEU, the Consul General, and ... Read More»

Master’s Students from Radio COPE-CEU Visit the U.S. Embassy

On April 4, students from the Master de radio COPE-CEU received a briefing from the Embassy’s Public Diplomacy staff on the practice of public diplomacy and how the Embassy’s public diplomacy initiatives are implemented. We appreciate the students interest and questions and thank them for joining us in this event. We look forward to the ... Read More»

Secretary Pompeo’s Meeting with Spanish Foreign Minister Josep Borrell

Readout Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC April 1, 2019 The below is attributable to Deputy Spokesperson Robert Palladino:‎ Secretary Michael R. Pompeo met with Spanish Foreign Minister Josep Borrell today at the Department of State. The Secretary thanked the Foreign Minister for Spain’s efforts to support a return to democracy in Venezuela. The Secretary ... Read More»

Deputy Chief of Mission Ziff at International Paper Inauguration

On March 26, Deputy Chief of Mission Benjamin Ziff participated in the inauguration of the International Paper plant in Fuenlabrada, Madrid.  International Paper, the world’s largest pulp and paper producer, has been investing in Spain for over half a century. They operate seven cardboard box production plants and employ 1,200 people in Spain. Read More»

The Consul General Liza Petrush Hosts a Town Hall for U.S. Citizens in Mijas

The Consul General, Liza Petrush, along with staff from the Consular Agency in Malaga and the Consular Section in Madrid, hosted a town hall for U.S. citizens in Mijas, Malaga on March 21.  American Costa del Sol residents asked questions about passport renewals, pensions, voting overseas, and other issues. Pictured are Roberta Aaron, Consular Agent ... Read More»

Presentation of the Biography of Archer M. Huntington at the Sorolla Museum

It was a magical evening at the Sorolla Museum, where a presentation of the biography of Archer M. Huntington examined the role the philanthropist, collector and scholar played in the promotion of Spanish culture and art in the United States. Ambassador Buchan attended the event to show his support of the Hispanic Society of America’s ... Read More»

The U.S.-Spain Council Foundation Presents Award to American Historian Stanley G. Payne

The U.S.-Spain Council Foundation presented its 2019 Bernardo de Gálvez award to American historian Stanley G. Payne during an event held in Madrid March 13. The award is given to distinguished Americans who have contributed to U.S.-Spain relations. Gálvez, who served as governor of Louisiana and was a key figure in Spain’s contributions to American ... Read More»

U.S. Consular Agent in Fuengirola Speaks to a Group of Liberty University Students

On March 10, the U.S. Consular Agent in Fuengirola spoke to a group of Liberty University students.  She explained Consular Services for U.S. citizens in Spain and encouraged everyone to enroll in STEP (The Smart Traveler Enrollment Program) by creating an account on its website: www.step.state.gov . Read More»

Deputy Senior Commercial Officer Ricardo Peláez and Vice Consul Caroline Platt Attend the SelectUSA Investment Event

Deputy Senior Commercial Officer Ricardo Peláez, Vice Consul Caroline Platt, and ICEX General Director of Institutional Cooperation and Coordination Alberto Cerdán at a SelectUSA investment event at ICEX in Madrid on March 12, 2019 and at ACCÍO in Barcelona on March 14, 2019.  The U.S. Department of Commerce’s SelectUSA program brings Spanish investors together with ... Read More»

U.S. Consular Agent in the Canary Islands Met with Car Rental Company Representatives

The U.S. Consular Agent in the Canary Islands met with car rental company representatives and the Gran Canaria Tourist Board Representative, D. Pablo Llinares on March 11. They discussed collaboration among the different tourist offices, strengthening ties in an effort to better protect U.S. citizens visiting the Canary Islands. Read More»

Security Alert – U.S. Mission Spain

Location: Spain Event: The U.S. Embassy in Madrid has become aware of a public criminal investigation against Manuel Blanco Vela, an operator of several small tour companies based in Seville, Spain, who is alleged to have targeted U.S. citizen visitors for sexual assault. Media reports indicate that numerous American students have filed complaints with the ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: Save the Date – Town Hall Meeting in Málaga with the Consul General

The Embassy is pleased to announce that Consul General Liza Petrush plans to host a Town Hall meeting for U.S. citizens in Mijas (Málaga) on March 21, 2019, at 12:00 noon. If you would like to attend the Town Hall, please contact us by sending an email to malagacons@state.gov . When contacting us, please provide your ... Read More»

Ambassador Buchan Hosts a Reception in Honor of International Women’s Day and Women’s History Month

As part of the Embassy’s activities for International Women’s Day and for Women’s History Month, Ambassador Buchan hosted a reception honoring women leaders and participants in the “I Foro La Mujer Lider en el Siglo XXI, España – Estados Unidos.”  The Ambassador’s remarks highlighted the U.S. Government’s commitment to advancing women’s economic empowerment, an essential ... Read More»

FitChallenge 2019

Welcome to the FitChallenge 2019, the US Embassy’s competition for health! Over the next few weeks, Spanish staff, US diplomats and their families are embarking on a competition that is more just than a challenge: we plan to change our habits, eat healthy, exercise and lose weight. Only one group can win. Do you want ... Read More»

Spanish Experts Participate in an International Visitors Leadership Program on Air Quality Issues

A total of six Spanish experts, from the Ministry of Ecological Transition, Generalitat de Catalunya, R & D centers and consulting companies, participated in an International Visitors Leadership Program (IVLP) on Air Quality Issues. The program’s agenda included more than twenty visits and meetings in Washington DC and the states of Vermont and Texas. Visitors ... Read More»

The Consulate General Celebrates Black History Month

As part of its celebration of Black History Month, Consulate General Barcelona welcomed U.S. Speaker Aaron Bryant, curator of photography and visual culture at the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington DC. Mr. Bryant conducted a series of talks for high school students as well as students in the Masters ... Read More»

Demonstration Alert – February 21

Embassy of the United States of America Madrid, Spain  Consulate General of the United States of America Barcelona, Spain Demonstration Alert – February 21 Location:  Barcelona, Spain   Event:  Several strikes and demonstrations are expected to take place in Barcelona on February 21, 2019, regarding Catalonia’s political situation.  U.S. citizens should expect disruptions to traffic flows ... Read More»

The Consul General Connected with Members of the American Women’s Club of Madrid

On February 15, 2019, the Consul General joined members of the American Women’s Club of Madrid at their clubhouse for an open session of questions and answers. She shared anecdotes about work in the Embassy and responded to a wide array of questions. Among the club members, pictured here with the Consul General was the ... Read More»

Obituary of Ambassador Richard Gardner

We remember Ambassador Richard Gardner, a lawyer and professor at Columbia University, who held several important positions in the administrations of Presidents Kennedy, Johnson, Carter and Clinton, who appointed him US Ambassador to Spain between 1993 and 1997. Ambassador Gardner had a strong relationship with the Spanish government and society as a whole, ranging from ... Read More»

Celebration of the Military Colaboration between US and Spain

Ambassador Buchan and the president of  The Legacy , Eva García, offered a reception to recognize the strong collaboration between U.S. and Spanish military forces both now and throughout our shared history. The Ambassador emphasized that our two countries stand together in the defense of the freedom we share.  Not “YO SOLO”, as Bernardo de Gálvez declared ... Read More»

#DisinfoWeek Madrid 2019

The U.S. Embassy in Madrid, in partnership with the Atlantic Council, the US Mission to the European Union and the Rafael del Pino Foundation, is taking part in #DisinfoWeek, a series of strategic dialogues held in several European cities on the global challenge of disinformation. #DisinfoWeek Madrid is a discussion on this important issue that ... Read More»

The American Experience that Changed my Life

“The American experience that changed my life.” Indeed, this is how two Fulbright scholars describe their experience in the United States thanks to this scholarship. Under this title, we  have launched two videos featuring the architect Begoña de Abajo and the sculptor Francisco Leiro , both Fulbright grantees from different years.  Begoña, received a scholarship to study in Chicago in ... Read More»

I Forum “La mujer líder en el siglo XXI, España-EE.UU”

In celebrating International Women’s Day, the organization Inspiring Commited Leaders Foundation (ICLF, a non-governmental organization that works toward achieving equal opportunities), and the Asociación Madrileña de Mujeres Directivas y Empresarias (AMMDE) , have organized a conference entitled “La mujer líder en el siglo XXI, España-EE.UU”, to analyze the latest trends associated with women’s empowerment. The meeting, in collaboration with the Embassy of the United States, will take ... Read More»

The Consul General Speaks at Carlos III University’s Welcome Event

The Consul General recently spoke at Carlos III University’s Welcome Event for a group of 400 U.S. citizens. The students, from a wide variety of universities from across the U.S., had just arrived and will be spending one semester studying abroad. She spoke about services provided by American Citizen Services, and encouraged them to enroll ... Read More»

The Consular Agent in Fuengirola Speaks to Students about the Consular Services Offered to U.S. Citizens in Spain

The Consular Agent in Fuengirola spoke to students from Dickinson College at the Centro Internacional de Español on January 31 about the consular services offered to U.S. citizens in Spain, and encouraged them to enroll in STEP (Smart Traveler Enrollment Program).  We strongly encourage all U.S. citizens abroad to enroll in STEP.  By enrolling they ... Read More»

Ambassador Duke Buchan III Op-Ed: Now is the Time for Transition in Venezuela

Now is the Time for Transition in Venezuela Ambassador Duke Buchan III This article appeared in the Thursday, January 31, 2019 edition of El Mundo For the first time in many years, hope has returned to the streets of Venezuela.  The peaceful democratic opposition has rallied around Interim President Juan Guaidó to end the oppression, corruption, and starvation imposed on the people of ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: Save the Date – Town Hall Meeting in Valencia with Ambassador Buchan

The Embassy is pleased to announce that Ambassador Buchan is planning to host a Town Hall meeting for U.S. citizens in Valencia on February 6, 2019, at 6:45 PM. If you would like to attend the Town Hall, please contact us by sending an email to valenciacons@state.gov .  When contacting us, please provide your full name, ... Read More»

Security Alert – U.S. Consulate General Barcelona, Spain

Consulate General of the United States of America Barcelona, Spain Security Alert – U.S. Consulate General Barcelona, Spain – December 23, 2018 Location:  Barcelona, Spain. Event:  U.S. citizens should exercise heightened caution around areas of vehicle movement, including buses, in the Las Ramblas area of Barcelona (Plaza Catalunya to Plaza del Portal de la Pau) ... Read More»

Demonstration Alert– U.S. Consulate General Barcelona, Spain- December 20 and 21, 2018

Demonstration Alert – December 20, 2018 Location:  Barcelona, Spain  Event:  Several demonstrations are expected to take place in Barcelona on December 20 and 21, 2018, regarding Catalonia’s political situation.  U.S. citizens should expect disruptions to traffic flows and public transportation.  Additional demonstrations may occur at other locations throughout Catalonia.  Please see our Demonstrations in Spain webpage for more ... Read More»

María Benjumea and Julie Fisher Highlight the Strength and Diversity of Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Spain

María Benjumea, Founder and Managing Director of @Spain_StartUp and @south_summit , highlighted the strength and diversity of the innovation and entrepreneurial ecosystem in Spain and the importance of partnering with the Embassy such as in #IN3Spain, to Deputy Assistant Secretary of the U.S. Department of State, Julie Fisher. For her part, DAS Fisher shared details on the ... Read More»

Celebration of Spain’s and the United States’ Common History at the Embassy

Today, Ambassador Duke Buchan welcomed delegations from the city of Astorga, capital of the Maragateria region of Spain, and the Daughters of the American Revolution, which this year promoted an institutional commemoration of the visit of John Adams to Astorga. In the photo above, they stand alongside the historic flag of the Fixed Regiment of Louisiana, ... Read More»

Demonstration Alert– U.S. Consulate General Barcelona, Spain- December 21

Demonstration Alert – December 18, 2018  Location:  Barcelona, Spain  Event:  Several demonstrations are expected to take place in Barcelona on December 21, 2018, regarding Catalonia’s political situation.  U.S. citizens should expect disruptions to traffic flows and public transportation.  Additional demonstrations may occur at other locations throughout Catalonia.  Please see our Demonstrations in Spain webpage for more information. Even ... Read More»

U.S. Elections Analyst Sean Trende Discusses the 2018 Midterm Elections in Barcelona

On December 10 and 11, Senior Elections Analyst for RealClearPolitics, Sean Trende, visited Barcelona at the invitation of the Consulate General. During his visit, he met with journalists and political consultants to analyze the results of the 2018 Midterm elections. He also gave a presentation open to the general public at Fundacion Ideograma where he ... Read More»

Sharing Best Practices for Inclusion of Youth with Disabilities in Public Libraries in Barcelona

In November 2018, the U.S. Mission to Spain invited Renee Grassi, Youth Services Manager at the Dakota County Library System in Minnesota, to participate in several events around the country. In Barcelona, Ms. Grassi focused on building inclusive library services for young people with disabilities via presentations to librarians, public officials, and representatives of the ... Read More»

High School Students Learn about Women and Jazz with Expert Maxine Gordon

Jazz scholar and writer Maxine Gordon participated in a series of speaking engagements in Barcelona coinciding with the Barcelona International Jazz Festival. A scholar on saxophonist Dexter Gordon, as well as being a a former road manager, Gordon gave insights into the jazz industry and its major performers.  She also discussed the political and social-economic ... Read More»

The Jamie Baum Quartet Promotes Jazz among Young Spanish Musicians

Taking advantage of her presence in Madrid to participate in JazzMadrid, Madrid’s International Jazz Festival, the Embassy arranged for U.S. jazz flutist, composer, and educator Jamie Baum to give two workshops to young musicians, together with her band, made up of pianist Luis Perdomo, drummer Jeff Hirshfield, and double-bassist Tom Warburton. At the Arturo Soria ... Read More»

Security Alert – U.S. Mission Spain (December 7, 2018)

Location:  Santiago Bernabeu Stadium and surrounding area, Madrid, Spain  Event:  On December 9, 2018, at 19:30 hours, Argentine soccer teams Boca Juniors and River Plate will play the championship game of the South American Tournament – Copa Libertadores – in Santiago Bernabeu Stadium in Madrid.  This game was originally scheduled to be played on November ... Read More»

Security Alert – U.S. Mission Spain (December 3, 2018)

Location:  Spain, countrywide  Event:  During the holiday season security measures in Spain remain heightened because of ongoing threats posed by transnational terrorist organizations and individuals inspired by extremist ideology throughout Europe.  Extremists continue to focus on tourist locations, shopping malls, airports, clubs, restaurants, places of worship, transportation hubs, and other soft targets frequented by Westerners.  ... Read More»

Ambassador Duke Buchan III Op-Ed: A Toast to the U.S.-Spain Military Alliance

A Toast to the U.S.-Spain Military Alliance Ambassador Duke Buchan III Thirty years ago today, in 1988, Spain and the United States signed our Agreement on Defense Cooperation.  This agreement governs the presence of U.S. forces on Spanish bases, consolidating the naval base in Rota and the air base in Moron de la Frontera as ... Read More»

U.S. Consular Agents Join Local Thanksgiving Celebrations across Spain

On Thanksgiving Day, November 22nd, U.S. Consular Agents joined local residents for Thanksgiving celebrations across Spain. Celebrating this special holiday with resident and visiting Americans is one of the most enjoyable parts of our effort to connect with U.S. citizens in Spain. In Marbella, U.S. Consular Agent Roberta Aaron gave the Thanksgiving message for the ... Read More»

Embassy Economic Counselor Briefs IE Students on the State of Trade between the US, Spain and the EU

U.S. Embassy Madrid Economic Counselor Thomas Reott talked with students from around the world about the complexities of global trade at the Instituto de Empresa School of Global and Public Affairs on November 29 in Madrid.  Mr. Reott discussed topics ranging from commercial relations between the United States, Spain, and the European Union, to the ... Read More»

Applications for the 2019 Benjamin Franklin Summer Institute at Purdue University

We are now accepting applications for the 2019 Benjamin Franklin Summer Institute at Purdue University   The Benjamin Franklin Transatlantic Fellows Initiative (BFTI) fosters relationships between young Europeans and Americans, and explores shared values.  The four-week program enables participants to learn about U.S. priorities such as support for democracy and civil society, increasing economic prosperity, and ... Read More»

The Embassy Promotes the Work of Women Creators in Music

As part of Embassy activities to highlight women creators, the Cultural Section participated in a recital of works by U.S. and Spanish female composers at the International Institute on Wednesday, November 21.  Featured were historical composers Amy Beach, María Rodrigo, and Eugenia Osterberger and contemporary composers belonging to the New York Women Composers Association, the ... Read More»

Students of Communication from the European University of Madrid Return to the Embassy

Students of Communication from the European University of Madrid return to the Embassy. After a first visit in which the Embassy explained to the students the objectives, priorities and ways of working in the Public Diplomacy Section, the students returned to tell us what they have been working on during these past weeks and presented ... Read More»

Embassy Economic Officer Elliot Carmean Discusses U.S.-Spanish Relations at the University of Valencia

On November 19, Embassy Economic Officer Elliot Carmean and faculty members of the of Economics Department at the University of Valencia discussed U.S.-Spanish relations and a range of issues with students, professors, and professional economists from Valencia.  The group shared views on the role of the United States in the world, including trade and international ... Read More»

Winter Holidays in the United States

Embassy Speaker Claudia Ellingwood volunteered on November 21st to give a talk on “Winter Holidays In America” at Colegio Fomento-Las Tablas.    Before an audience of 160 female students, she explained how the U.S. winter holiday season, which runs from late November through early January, is when Americans take extra time to gather with family and ... Read More»

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving! Today is the day Americans gather to enjoy food and family traditions together. On this, their first Thanksgiving in Spain, the Buchan children would like to share with you a video about a family tradition that they’ve brought to Spain from the U.S. It’s a story of setting down roots, nurturing a crop ... Read More»

English Language Expert Shares Bilingual Content Education Techniques at University of Alcala Conference

State Department-sponsored English Language Specialist Ann Mabbott capped a month-long visit to Spain–during which she conducted teacher training workshops for both pre-service and in-service bilingual teachers in Extremadura, Tenerife, and Oviedo —in Alacalá de Henares on November 17th.  She participated in the University of Alcala’s 4th International Conference on Bilingual Education in a Globalized World – Contemporary Approaches to Learning and Teaching organized by the Franklin Institute and sponsored by Madrid´s Department ... Read More»

Consul General Liza Petrush Joins the Seville-based Consular Corps

On Nov. 14, Consul General Liza Petrush and Consular Agent Raynold Von Samson-Himmelstjerna joined the Seville-based consular corps for a discussion of shared interests with Alfonso Rodríguez Gómez de Celis, Delegado del Gobierno in Andalucía, and Carlos Toscano Sánchez, Subdelegado del Gobierno, at Taberna del Alabadero in Sevilla. Read More»

Musical Trio The Americans Presents American Music History, Traditions and Genres to Spanish Audiences

On October 6, 7, and 8, California trio The Americans performed during the second edition of “América late” arts festival held at Casa de América, and gave lecture-performances at the Teresa Berganza music conservatory and the Museum of the Americas. The band, made up of Patrick Ferris, Jake Faulkner, and Zac Sokolow, presented the story ... Read More»

Security Alert – U.S. Consulate General Barcelona, Spain

November 7, 2018 Location: Barcelona, Spain Event: The U.S. Consulate General in Barcelona alerts U.S. citizens that local authorities have discovered a suspicious package at Sants Station in Barcelona. The Embassy has advised its personnel to avoid the area until the situation is resolved. You should avoid the area, maintain a high level of vigilance, take ... Read More»

WTO Members Support Policy Approaches to Enable Innovation in Agriculture

U.S. Department of Agriculture Press Release WASHINGTON, Nov. 2, 2018 – U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today announced that the United States has joined with 12 other nations to support policies that enable agricultural innovation, including genome editing. The International Statement on Agricultural Applications of Precision Biotechnology was released in Geneva at the World ... Read More»

International Statement on Agricultural Applications of Precision Biotechnology

STATEMENT BY HEATHER NAUERT, SPOKESPERSON November 2, 2018 International Statement on Agricultural Applications of Precision Biotechnology We welcome the International Statement on Agricultural Applications of Precision Biotechnology. Precision biotechnology innovations, such as gene editing, will help our farmers and ranchers and others around the world to increase productivity and promote plant and animal health. The ... Read More»

We Keep Explaining Halloween!

Thank you Alberto Alonso for inviting us to your radio program “The Show with No Name” on Vaughan radio, and giving us the opportunity to explain Halloween! The Spokesman of the US Embassy, David Connell, described the most deeply-rooted traditions about this holiday, such as the famous ‘trick or treat’. If you want to know everything about Halloween, just ... Read More»

Fulbright Program Featured on “Education for Peace” Broadcast

We continue sharing more information about Fulbright! On October 23, the Embassy visited Julia Murga, Director of the “Education for Peace” broadcast on Radio5, RNE, to talk about this prestigious exchange program. U.S. Embassy Public Diplomacy Counselor and Co-President of the Fulbright Commission Stewart Tuttle, the Commission’s  Director General, Alberto López, and former President of ... Read More»

The Embassy Speaker Program travels to Almeria

The Embassy’s Deputy Cultural Attaché, Ryan Matheny Garrido, spoke to both high school students and adult English learners while in Almería October 11th.  The Embassy Speaker Program provides opportunities for English language students to interact with a native speaker, practice English, and learn about American culture, history, and government.  At the request of IES Maestro ... Read More»

Secretary Mnuchin Statement on Digital Economy Taxation Efforts

Washington – U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven T. Mnuchin issued the following statement today regarding digital tax proposals: “Treasury is working very closely with the OECD and our counterparts there to address issues of base erosion and fair taxation.  We believe the issues are not unique to technology companies but also relate to other companies, particularly ... Read More»

Media Literacy Training at the American Spaces in Madrid, Valencia and Barcelona

Over the next two months, the network of American Spaces in Spain are organizing a series of media literacy workshops for high school students. The program teaches young people routines and tools to detect false information circulating on the Internet and on social networks in particular. The workshops also promote the responsible and ethical use ... Read More»

The Embassy Commemorates George Gershwin’s 120th Birthday

Last September 26, the Embassy organized a concert at American Space Madrid to pay tribute to U.S. musician and composer George Gershwin on his 120th birthday.  The Press Attaché welcomed the audience and highlighted the importance of Gershwin in musical history.  A trio, composed of pianist Carlos Calvo, soprano Aída Rioja and baritone Gerardo Bullón, ... Read More»

The Founder of the International Movement Directed by Women Visits Madrid

Barbara Ann O’Leary, the founder of the international movement Directed by Women, visited Seville and Madrid for the fourth edition of Directed by Women Spain.  Directed by Women aims to highlight and draw attention to films by women and celebrates a Worldwide Film Viewing Party in September.  In Seville, O’Leary met with members of the ... Read More»

American Citizen Services Supervisor Honored with Cross of Merit by Guardia Civil

Earlier this month, the Embassy’s American Citizen Services Supervisor, Kim Wise, was honored with the Cross of Merit by the Guardia Civil. Ms. Wise was recognized for her commitment to strengthening security and judicial relations between the US and Spain. We thank the Guardia Civil for this award, which highlights the strong cooperation between our ... Read More»

American Citizen Services Meets with U.S. Citizens in Valladolid

On October 9, a representative from the American Citizen Services section of the U.S. Embassy spoke to U.S. citizens in Valladolid at an event hosted by CIEE and the Junta de Castilla y Leon. The group of Americans in the audience will be volunteering at bilingual schools throughout the Castilla y Leon region, encouraging the ... Read More»

Consular Agent Meets with U.S. Teaching Assistants in Canary Islands

Earlier this month, the regional government of the Canary Islands invited U.S. Consular Agent in Las Palmas Ana Maria Quintana to speak to a group of newly arrived U.S. citizens who will be working as teaching assistants in the region. The program, managed by the regional government, is designed to assist in bilingual education in ... Read More»

Dr. Ann Mabbott Delivers a Plenary Lecture at the International Conference on Bilingual Education-CIEB in Badajoz

Department of State English Language Specialist Dr. Ann Mabbott is visiting Spain for one month to deliver teacher training workshops in Caceres, Merida, Tenerife and Oviedo.  From October 19 to 21, 2018, she participated in the International Conference on Bilingual Education-CIEB Annual Conference at the University of Extremadura´s School of Education in Badajoz, where she ... Read More»

Consul General’s Visit to Canary Islands Highlights US-Spain Cooperation

Earlier this month, Consul General Liza Petrush conducted her annual visit to Consular Agency Las Palmas, Canary Islands. On October 11, she and Consular Agent Ana Maria Quintana conducted a visit to the Red Cross Emergencies Coordination Center hosted by Red Cross Vice President Jesus Mojota. Later that day, Consul General Liza Petrush and Consular ... Read More»

Tools for Countering Disinformation

Disinformation is one of the main challenges facing democracies nowadays, according to Geysha Gonzalez, Deputy Director of the Atlantic Council’s Eurasia Center. Gonzalez was in Barcelona at the invitation of the Consulate on October 15, 16 and 17. While here, she held discussions on how citizens can counter false information through responsible journalism, fact-checking and ... Read More»

Confronting Iran: The Trump Administration’s Strategy

U.S Department of State Michael R. Pompeo Secretary of State Foreign Affairs October 15, 2018 The end of the Cold War forced new thinking among policymakers and analysts about the greatest challenges to U.S. national security. The emergence of al Qaeda,   cybercriminals, and other dangerous entities affirmed the threat of nonstate actors. But equally daunting ... Read More»

Assistant Secretary Marie Royce Visits Go American English! Classroom

On October 16, Assistant Secretary for Educational and Cultural Affairs Marie Royce paid a visit to one of the two Embassy-funded Go American English! classrooms in Madrid. This program offers 22 students aged 14 to 16 the opportunity to increase their English language skills while gaining an appreciation for U.S. culture. Assistant Secretary Royce met ... Read More»

Remarks by Ambassador Buchan at Fulbright Spain’s 60th Anniversary

Remarks by Ambassador Duke Buchan Celebration of the 60th Anniversary of the Fulbright Program in Spain Prado Museum, Madrid Tuesday, October 16, 2018   Su Majestad, Señor Ministro, Assistant Secretary Royce, queridos amigos. As Ambassador, I oversee our diplomatic relationship.  I help advance our most important economic and security goals.  Even so, I recognize that ... Read More»

Assistant Secretary Marie Royce Meets U.S. Exchange Program Alumni

On October 16, Assistant Secretary for Educational and Cultural Affairs Marie Royce met with 15 alumni of U.S. exchange programs including the Fulbright, International Visitors Leadership (IVLP), and YTILI (Young Transatlantic International Leaders Initiative) Programs.  The Assistant Secretary explained to the group, “I’m a passionate champion of people-to-people exchanges… I wanted to meet with you ... Read More»

Assistant Secretary Marie Royce Celebrates International Day of Rural Women with IVLP Alumna

On October 15, U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for Educational and Cultural Affairs Marie Royce took part in the AFAMMER (Association of Rural  Families and Women) celebration of the International Day of Rural Women in Socuellamos, a village in La Mancha, during her visit to Spain. Assistant Secretary Royce was invited to address over 500 ... Read More»

Weather Alert – US Embassy Madrid, Spain

Location: Mainland Spain and outlying islands Event: Hurricane Leslie is expected to impact portions of mainland Spain between 08:00 pm on Saturday October 13th through Sunday, October 14th. Spanish authorities are warning people to expect high winds, heavy rainfall and possible flooding. Please follow local weather updates for your location and check our website:  https://es.usembassy.gov For ... Read More»

Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Joseph F. Dunford, Jr. Visits Madrid

Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Joseph F. Dunford, Jr. visited Madrid, Spain Oct. 1-2 to meet with Spanish officials, including Spain’s Chief of the Defense Staff Gen. Fernando Alejandre Martinez. Discussions focused on items of mutual security interest. During his visit, Gen. Dunford expressed his appreciation to Spanish officials for Spain’s hosting ... Read More»

Demonstration Alert – October 11 and 12, 2018

Location:  Barcelona, Spain Event:  A demonstration against toll road requirements is expected to take place on October 11 from 5:00pm to 7:00pm, from the Port of Barcelona to El Papiol, along the B10, B-23 and A-2 highways. Other area highways may be affected.  U.S. citizens should expect traffic disruptions. Parades and demonstrations are also expected to take place in Madrid and Barcelona regarding the ... Read More»

Ambassador Buchan Engages with 10 American Young Leaders about Excellent US-Spain Relationship

Ambassador Buchan engages with 10 American Young Leaders about the excellent bilateral relationship between the United States and Spain. He shared his experiences as Ambassador as well as his personal connection to Spain.  Invited by the Fundación Consejo España-Estados Unidos and the US-Spain Council, the group made institutional visits to political, economic and socio-cultural institutions ... Read More»

American Space Barcelona Expands Its Activities to New Libraries in Barcelona’s Sant Andreu District

On the eve of its second anniversary, American Space Barcelona has received over 50,000 visitors and organized about 400 activities. American Space Barcelona (ASB) is excited to announce that it is expanding its activities and workshops to three new libraries located in the Sant Andreu District (Bon Pastor, Trinitat Vella-José Barbero and La Sagrera-Marina Clotet) ... Read More»

Demonstration Alert – September 28 to October 1, 2018

Location:  Madrid and Barcelona, Spain Event:  Several demonstrations are expected to take place in Madrid and Barcelona from September 28 through October 1, 2018.  U.S. citizens should expect potential disruptions to traffic flows and public transportation.  Additional demonstrations may occur at other locations around Spain, including in Catalonia due to the Catalan political situation. Please ... Read More»

Pioneers in American Feminism

On September, 19, U.S. Embassy Deputy Economic Counselor Laura Hochla spoke at a roundtable event at Casa America to commemorate Victoria Woodhull, the first U.S. female presidential candidate. Ms. Hochla also shared stories of other inspirational women from American history. The event highlighted the significance of having women’s voices involved in creating a more secure, ... Read More»

The United States Returns a Columbus Letter to Spain

On September 10, U.S. Ambassador to Spain Duke Buchan III returned a rare letter written by Christopher Columbus to Spanish Minister of Culture José Guirao. The letter had been stolen from a museum in Spain in 2004 and was later recovered by US Immigration and Customs Enforcement. The letter is a cultural asset of enormous ... Read More»

4th Edition of the Hispanic Heritage Forum Closing Ceremony

Ambassador Duke Buchan III will deliver closing remarks next Thursday September 20 at Casa de America, at the 4th edition of the Hispanic Heritage Forum, organized by The Hispanic Council and Casa de América on the occasion of the celebration of the National Hispanic Heritage Month in the United States under the title “The Rise of Spanish in the United States: A Strategic Opportunity for Spain” . Entry ... Read More»

Demonstration Alert – U.S. Consulate General Barcelona, Spain (September 11, 2018)

Location:  Barcelona, Spain Event:  Several demonstrations are expected to take place on Catalonia’s national day, September 11, 2018, beginning at 10:00am, regarding Catalonia’s political situation.  Additional demonstrations at other locations in Catalonia may also occur.  Please see our Demonstrations in Spain webpage for more information. Actions to Take: Avoid the areas of the demonstrations Exercise caution if in the vicinity of large ... Read More»

Robert Riley, New U.S. Consul General in Barcelona

Robert Riley is as of August 23 the new United States Consul General in Barcelona.  Prior to arriving in Barcelona, Robert led the U.S. Embassy in Minsk, Belarus for two years, serving as Chargé d’affaires from 2016-2018. His other positions within the U.S. Department of State have included Acting Deputy Chief of Mission at the ... Read More»

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Madrid, Spain (August 21, 2018)

Location: Spain Event: The U.S. Embassy in Madrid reminds U.S. citizens that Spain is currently at a level 2 Advisory: exercise increased caution due to terrorism. Terrorists may attack with little or no warning, targeting tourist locations, transportation hubs, and other public areas. U.S. citizens are reminded to remain vigilant with regard to their personal ... Read More»

US Air Force and Spanish Air Force Advanced Aerial Training Exercise at Albacete Base

On August 16, two U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptors and airmen from the 95th Fighter Squadron of Tyndall Air Force Base visited Spain to participate in an advanced aerial training exercise with Spanish Eurofighter and F-18 airplanes at the Albacete Air Base. The F-22 is the premier operational 5th-generation fighter, possessing a unique combination of ... Read More»

Madrid Zoo Aquarium to Host Technology Event Zoohackathon 2018 For First Time

Illegal trafficking and poaching of wild flora and fauna are among the illicit activities causing the greatest global concern, posing a serious threat to the security, political stability, economy, natural resources, and the cultural heritage of many countries and regions. Each year, 1.5 million live birds and 440,000 tons of medicinal plants are illegally trafficked, ... Read More»

The Benjamin Franklin Transatlantic Fellows Summer Institute 2018

The Benjamin Franklin Transatlantic Fellows Summer Institute is an intensive short term exchange program created in 2006 by the U.S. Department of State to commemorate the 300th anniversary of the birth of Benjamin Franklin. The initiative was named after this great American statesman and diplomat, to honor the inspiration his life and career provided to those ... Read More»

Demonstration Alert – July 27, 2018

Location: Barcelona and Madrid, Spain Event: Taxi demonstrations and strikes have disrupted traffic in downtown Barcelona, around Barcelona El-Prat airport, and Barajas airport and Atocha train station in Madrid. U.S. citizens should expect potential traffic disruptions in the area and are reminded to exercise caution in the vicinity of large gatherings. Even peaceful demonstrations have the potential to ... Read More»

English Teacher Training Workshop at the American Space Barcelona

Throughout the week of July 16, the American Space Barcelona, in collaboration with the Catalan Department of Education and the consulate general, hosted 20 English primary school teachers from the Barcelona area as part of a teacher-training workshop entitled “Digital Literacies: Incorporating the Maker Movement into the English Language Learning Classroom.“ Lorella Lamonaca, a U.S. ... Read More»

Demonstration Alert – U.S. Consulate General Barcelona, Spain

Location: Barcelona, Spain Event: Demonstration on July 25th beginning at 11:00am until approximately 2:30pm. The demonstration is led by various taxi unions and will begin at the Arco de Triunfo to proceed along Calle Mallorca to the Delegacion de Gobierno. U.S. citizens should expect potential traffic disruptions in the area and are reminded to exercise ... Read More»

Sefarad-Israel Center and the Embassy Collaborate on a Recital Paying Tribute to George Gershwin

On July 19, Deputy Chief of Mission Benjamin Ziff spoke at the concert “Gershwin and Improvised Jazz”, an event organized by the Sefarad-Israel Center with collaboration from the US Embassy. Mr. Ziff emphasized the importance of Gershwin’s work in U.S. and musical history, and how glad the Embassy is to celebrate the 120th anniversary of ... Read More»

Launching IN3 Spain 2018

The U.S. Embassy, the Chamberí Valley Association, and Endeavor Spain have officially launched IN3 Spain 2018. Ambassador Duke Buchan III, Chamberí Valley President Ander Michelena, and Endeavor Spain’s Managing Director Adrian Garcia Aranyos signed the official Public-Private Partnership on July 17 at the U.S. Embassy. Sponsored by Cisco, BBVA, Telefonica, Capital Group, EnaGas, and the U.S. Embassy, ... Read More»

Public Diplomacy, Telling the History of the U.S. to the World

A group of students working towards their Atresmedia International Master’s degree in Corporate Communication visited the U.S. Embassy to learn about American Public Diplomacy. Counselor for Public Diplomacy Stewart Tuttle led a presentation describing the similarities and differences between traditional and public diplomacy and pointed out the importance of connecting U.S. and Spanish societies through ... Read More»

American Space Barcelona Hosts Second Edition of #GirlsTech Summer Camp

During the first two weeks of July, students learned and explored basic concepts of augmented reality design and digital fabrication at the American Space Barcelona. Participants were able to create their own digital narratives based on an imaginary world with physical objects and audiovisual content, interacting with each other via different types of technologies. For ... Read More»

#GirlsTech Summer Camp Arrives in Zaragoza

During the last week of June, the U.S. Consulate General in Barcelona brought to Zaragoza Mission Spain’s successful #GirlsTech program, following previous editions in Madrid, Valencia, Santander, Barcelona and Girona. This initiative inspires and educates girls in STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics), giving them the necessary skills to succeed in these fields. Participants ... Read More»

GO TEAM USA!

GO TEAM USA! On Friday July 13th, U.S. Embassy Press Attaché David Connell cheered on Team USA divers at their FINA Grand Prix competition in Madrid. The spirited American athletes made quite the splash in Spain, earning seven medals by the end of the weekend. The group, including former (and, perhaps, future) Olympians, swims away ... Read More»

Acting Cultural Attaché Speaks with Teens Participating in Innovation Camp

On July 12, Acting Cultural Affairs Attaché Ryan Matheny visited teens participating in a technology, entrepreneurship, and innovation camp. This is a pioneer collaboration between innovative educational organization TEAMLABS, based in Spain, French creative programming school Magic Makers, and the U.S. Embassies in Madrid and Paris – funded by the U.S. Department of State. The ... Read More»

English Teacher Training Workshop at the American Space Madrid

The American Space Madrid hosted 25 bilingual primary school teachers from the Madrid Community during the first week of July as part of a teacher-training workshop entitled “Digital Literacies: Incorporating the Maker Movement into the English Language Learning Classroom. “ The course immersed participants in collaborative STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics) learning and ... Read More»

Discussing the Relationship between the U.S. State of Texas and Spain

On June 28th, Counselor for Public Diplomacy Stewart Tuttle joined panelists Eduardo Garrigues, Ambassador of Spain, and Miguel Laborda, economist and historian, to discuss the relationship between the U.S. state of Texas and Spain. The Fundación Consejo España -EEUU hosted the event in Casa de America in celebration of the foundation’s recently released book, “Spain ... Read More»

Casa de America Celebrates NASA’s 60th Anniversary

On Thursday, June 28th, Madrid’s Casa de America celebrated NASA’s 60th Anniversary with a presentation entitled “JPL-NASA’s Advances in Space Exploration and the Deep Space Network.” Counselor for Public Diplomacy Stewart Tuttle provided opening remarks about the popularity of NASA amongst the general public and told some personal anecdotes about growing up as a child ... Read More»

The Youth Orchestra of San Antonio Philharmonic Visits the Embassy During Its Spain Tour

On Wednesday June 27, the Youth Orchestra of San Antonio (YOSA) Philharmonic visited the U.S. Embassy in Madrid to speak with Ambassador Duke Buchan and Acting Cultural Attaché Ryan Matheny about diplomacy and US-Spain relations. The youth, who are performing in Spain as part of 300th anniversary celebration of their city’s founding, posed many interesting ... Read More»

Spanish Fulbright Scholars Attend Barbeque at the Ambassador’s Residence

“If you don’t find us, we’ll find you” said U.S. Ambassador Duke Buchan to a group of departing Spanish students accepted to the prestigious Fulbright Program, who attended an American-style barbeque at the Ambassador’s residence on June 26th. The Ambassador was referring to the expectation that alumni keep in touch with the U.S. Embassy upon ... Read More»

Go American English! Students’s Second Trip to NASA

On Saturday June 23rd, a group of fourteen year old Go American English! students joined the International Studies Foundation’s second trip in a week to the Madrid Deep Space Communication Complex – NASA in Robledo de Chavela. Like their peers the Sunday prior, the kids spent time in the Training and Visitors Center, where they ... Read More»

Stewart Tuttle Attends the American Language Academy’s 50 Years of Excellence Celebration

On Friday June 22nd, Counselor for Public Diplomacy Stewart Tuttle attended the American Language Academy’s 50 Years of Excellence celebration in the Lázaro Galdiano Museum gardens. To open the event, Mr. Tuttle spoke in a mix of Spanish and English. He discussed the important role the ALA has in the promotion of a shared language ... Read More»

The Consulate General Supports Important Film Festivals in Barcelona

This U.S. Consulate General in Barcelona supported two film festivals this year sharing U.S. films. In March, it took part in the fifth edition of the Americana Film Fest, the one and only film festival in Spain totally devoted to American independent films. This month, the Consulate General also collaborated with the Barcelona Gay and ... Read More»

Consular Associate Susannah Roetlin Speaks to Participants on an International Internship Program

Consular Associate Susannah Roetlin spoke to participants on an international internship program with PINC International on May 30.  Susannah spoke to them about the role of the Consular Section and services provided for U.S. citizens in Spain such as passport renewals, reports of birth abroad and emergency services. Read More»

Consular Agent Raynold Von Samson-Himmelstjerna Attends OPEN IBEROAMERICANO DE BEISBOL 6 NACIONES

The Consular Agent from the office in Sevilla, Raynold Von Samson-Himmelstjerna attended the first OPEN IBEROAMERICANO DE BEISBOL 6 NACIONES, held at the Amate sports complex in Sevilla on June 2-3. The participating teams represented the following countries: Spain, Cuba, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Guatemala, Honduras, Venezuela, the Dominican Republic and the United States. Pictured with ... Read More»

Consular Agent Kimberly Marshall Attends a Graduation Ceremony in Mallorca

Kimberly Marshall, Consular Agent for the U.S. Consular Agency in Palma de Mallorca, attended the graduation ceremony of the American International School of Mallorca / Rafa Nadal Academy on June 12. The Consular Agency in Mallorca, like our four other consular agencies in Spain, handles the full range of services for American citizens, including passport ... Read More»

Go! Students Visit NASA

On Sunday June 17th, Go American English! students at the International Studies Foundation were invited by NASA to visit its Madrid´s Deep Space Communications Complex in Robledo de Chavela, and were impressed to see and learn about NASA’s international array of giant radio antennas supporting numerous interplanetary spacecraft missions. After visiting the station’s museum (housing space ... Read More»

President Trump Welcomes King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia of Spain to the White House

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary ________________________________________________________________ For Immediate Release                               June 19, 2018   REMARKS BY PRESIDENT TRUMP AND HIS MAJESTY KING FELIPE VI OF SPAIN BEFORE BILATERAL MEETING Oval Office 2:19 P.M. EDT PRESIDENT TRUMP:  Well, thank you very much.  It’s a great honor to have the King and Queen of Spain, ... Read More»

American Football Coach Tom Freeman Interview on Cadena SER

The veteran American football coach Tom Freeman sat down with the Cadena SER´s program ´100 Yards´ to discuss the National Football League (NFL), the importance of football in small town America, and the evolution of the game — both over time and between high school, college, and professional leagues. The former coach drew upon his ... Read More»

Dr. Michelle Ybarra interview in RNE’s Radio 5

“Educar para la paz”, RNE’s Radio 5 program specialized in education, visited the US Embassy to interview Dr. Michelle Ybarra, where she talked about the challenges of adolescent education and how teenagers face situations of harassment, violence and sexual health. If you are interested in hearing Dr. Ybarra´s views, you can listen to the complete ... Read More»

Football Coach Tom Freeman Shares His Experience with Coaches and Students in Madrid

College football coach Tom Freeman visited Madrid to give a clinic to local team coaches organized by the American Football Federation of Madrid in collaboration with the Embassy on June 9. He also talked to students training to work in the area of physical activity and sports in Getafe and Tres Cantos regarding his career and the role of coaches ... Read More»

WebSite Story Wins Various Awards

WebSite Story, an original adaptation of West Side Story, based on Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, and performed by high school students, won various awards this season. The TeAtreVes group won “Best Play in a Foreign Language” (in English) and “Best Direction” awards at the Madrid Regional Government’s 25th School Theater Competition.  They also won the ... Read More»

Statement from the Press Secretary on the Visit of King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia of Spain

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary June 8, 2018 President Donald J. Trump and First Lady Melania Trump will welcome their majesties King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia of Spain to the White House on June 19, 2018. As their majesties visit the United States to celebrate the 300th anniversaries of the founding of ... Read More»

Members of Lavapiés Dragons Soccer Club Visit American Space Madrid

On June 5th a group of young athletes, members of Lavapiés Dragons Soccer Club, visited American Space Madrid. The children participate in Dragons after school soccer program and different Dragons teams compete in Madrid’s municipal soccer league. The Embassy is collaborating by supporting coach training and through a U.S. volunteer English teaching project. The Cultural ... Read More»

Ambassador Buchan Meets with a Trade Delegation from Washington State

A trade delegation from Washington State, named by CNBC as “America’s Top State for Business in 2017,” led by Lieutenant Governor Cyrus Habib met with Ambassador Buchan on June 4 to discuss economic opportunities with Spain. The Washington State delegation included state legislators and senators, and representatives from Central Washington University.  Washington State is headquarters to ... Read More»

Ambassador Buchan Celebrates Iftar

Ambassador Buchan welcomed Muslim community leaders from across Spain and Spanish government officials in his home to celebrate Iftar, the breaking of the Ramadan fast.  The group broke the fast with dates and water after Imam Dr. Allal Bachar’s call to prayer. Ambassador Buchan addressed the group saying ( remarks ) and Muslim youth leaders presented their ... Read More»

Remarks by Ambassador Buchan at Royal Elcano Institute Conference on “U.S.-Spain Shared Visions”

Tuesday, March 13, 11:00am, Instituto Internacional Ladies and gentlemen, good morning.  I am delighted to be with you today.  Welcome to the Royal Elcano Institute and U.S. Embassy seminar.  I would like to thank President Emilio Lamo de Espinosa and his team. I am also very pleased that Manisha Singh is here from the State ... Read More»

U.S. Digital Artist and Educator Nettrice Gaskins Meets with the Education and Maker Community in Barcelona

The U.S. Consulate General invited Nettrice Gaskins, program manager at the FAB Foundation, STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics) educator and digital artist to participate in a series of workshops and speaking events in Barcelona, including the 4th International Education Conference – STEAMConf Barcelona. During her visit she met with educators, city officials, high ... Read More»

Social Impact Startup Challenge

On May 22, high school students from across Madrid gathered at the Instituto Internacional to compete in the Social Impact Startup Challenge. Organized by U.S. Fullbrighter and IE student Margo Bailey, the Challenge was an opportunity for Madrid youth to practice their English and learn how entrepreneurship can be used as a tool for social ... Read More»

U.S. Implementation, Oversight and Enforcement of the EU-U.S. & Swiss-U.S. Privacy Shield Frameworks

May 1, 2018: From January 2017 through May 2018, the U.S. Government has taken action to support the EU-U.S. and Swiss-U.S. Privacy Shield Frameworks. These measures enhance privacy protections for EU and Swiss individuals, while ensuring that American and European businesses can count on the Privacy Shield to deliver innovative products and services across the Atlantic. ... Read More»

Andrew Rabens Visit

On May 22nd, IES Fortuny–one of Madrid´s top public bilingual high schools, and a long-time participant in the U.S. Embassy-sponsored Global Classrooms program (Model U.N.)– hosted Andy Rabens, the U.S. State Department’s Special Advisor for Global Youth Issues. Rabens was in Madrid to participate in the Y20 Public Sector Dialogue on the Future of Work ... Read More»

Embassy Spokesperson Discusses International Relations with Law and Journalism Students at University of Burgos

Great discussion on international relations and communications at the Faculty of Law of the University of Burgos!  University students and professors engaged US Embassy Spokesperson David Connell in a lively conversation on the practice of public diplomacy and US-Spanish relations. Following the discussion, University Vice Rector René Payo and Dean of the Faculty of Law ... Read More»

The U.S. Energy Renaissance

Article by Duke Buchan III, U.S. Ambassador in Spain and Andorra,  Cuadernos Magazine Over the past decade, the United States has experienced an energy renaissance, particularly in oil and natural gas.  Our energy renaissance has had global benefits, including for Spain, which has purchased U.S.-produced, clean liquefied natural gas (LNG).  Growing U.S. exports of oil and natural ... Read More»

Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Madrid, Spain

The U.S. government remains concerned that terrorists are intent on targeting U.S. citizens, including children.  Terrorists may employ a variety of tactics, such as violent assaults and kidnappings.  In the past they have used knives, guns, and vehicles as ramming devices.  They may target schools, hospitals, churches, tourist locations, transportation hubs, and other public venues. ... Read More»

Consulate General Barcelona Celebrates 100th Birthday of Nobel Prize Winner Richard Feynman

Richard Feynman is widely credited with pioneering the field of quantum computing and introducing the concept of nanotechnology. To celebrate what would have been his 100th birthday, Consulate General Barcelona collaborated with the Nanotechnology and Nanoscience Division (NanoSpace) of the Catalan Association of Scientific Communication and the University of Barcelona to organize a series of ... Read More»

English Language Event with Tomillo Foundation

In order to enhance their students’ confidence and presentation skills, the Tomillo Foundation organized an English Language Speaking Day on April 26th  for their Go American English! students. Fifteen American volunteers, including UCETAM English Language Assistants and Embassy Speaker Alejandra Ferreira-Sachero, were invited to participate in various activities to help students practice English while having fun. Among ... Read More»

David Connell Participates in Vaughan Radio Program “The Show with No Name”!

Thank you Alberto Alonso, from Vaughan radio, for receiving us and letting us talk about Jazz on your program ‘The Show With No Name’! On the occasion of the Jazz Appreciation Month, the spokesman of the embassy, ​​David Connell explained the history of jazz in the US, how this musical style emerged and how it ... Read More»

Jazz Appreciation Month Celebration with Trumpeter Chris Kase and the Big Band of the Music Conservatory of Móstoles

On the occasion of Jazz Appreciation Month, renowned jazz trumpeter, composer, and educator Chris Kase gave a Master Class to the members of “Rodolfo Halffter” Music Conservatory Big Band in Móstoles on April 26.  Before an audience of students and members of the educational community, and following the introduction by Conservatory Director and Embassy Cultural ... Read More»

Gran Canaria Summit: Entrepreneurship in the Canary Islands

The U.S. Embassy has invited Carolina Huaranca, Principal at Kapor Capital, to participate in the fourth edition of Gran Canaria Summit . A two-day event organized by the San Francisco International Women Entrepreneurs Forum which aims to serve as a bridge between entrepreneurs from Spain and the United States, and presents an opportunity to support the ecosystem of regional entrepreneurship in the Canary Islands. ... Read More»

Information Officer David Connell Visits the Municipality of Poio, Galicia

To commemorate Earth Day 2018, Information Officer David Connell visited the municipality of Poio, Galicia, on behalf of the US Embassy to thank Mayor Luciano Sobral Fernandez and the people of Montes de Xoan de Poio for taking care of Columbus Forest, the largest forest of California Sequoias in Europe. In 1992, a group of ... Read More»

U.S. Embassy Information Officer David Connell Conducts a Master Class on Public Diplomacy

On April 18, the U.S. Embassy Information Officer David Connell conducted a Master Class on Public Diplomacy organized by the European University of Madrid. The meeting was part of the “XXIV Week of Global Communication, Fiction and Truth” in which the Embassy Spokesperson had the opportunity to explain to more than 50 students and professors ... Read More»

Techno-Vernacular Creativity and STEAM: Makers Meet Up at Makespace Madrid

Nettrice Gaskins is joining us as part of a speaker series in Spain to discuss techno-vernacular creativity in STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics). Dr. Gaskins’ model for techno-vernacular creativity is an area of practice that investigates the characteristics of cultural art and technology made by underrepresented ethnic groups for their own entertainment and creative ... Read More»

The Embassy Collaborates with the First Edition of “Cine por Mujeres” International Festival

The Embassy supported the participation of Debra Zimmerman, the Executive Director of Women Make Movies (WMM), in the first edition of Madrid’s “ Cine por Mujeres ” International Festival, held on April 3-8. Zimmerman was a member of the jury and gave a workshop about WWM production assistance program and film distribution. As well, she visited two public high schools and ... Read More»

Celebrating Women’s History Month and Honoring the Role of U.S. Women Film Editors in Movie History

To commemorate Women’s History Month, the Embassy organized a film series to honor U.S. women film editors who shaped Hollywood’s classical montage style. Featured film editors included Dorothy Spencer (To Be or Not To Be, 1942), Viola Lawrence (The Lady from Shanghai, 1947), Barbara McLean (All About Eve, 1950), Adrienne Fazan (Singin’ in the Rain, 1952), and Dede Allen (Bonnie and Clyde, 1967). The screenings ... Read More»

Demonstration Alert – U.S. Consulate General Barcelona, Spain

Location:  Barcelona, Spain Event:  On Sunday, April 15, 2018, a large demonstration is expected to take place from Plaza Espanya along Avenida Paral-el, concluding at Palaudáries port.  It is scheduled to begin at 12:30 p.m. and last for three hours. Actions to Take: Avoid the area of the demonstration. Exercise caution if in the vicinity of large gatherings ... Read More»

Demonstrations Alert – U.S. Embassy Madrid, Spain

Location: U.S. Embassy, Madrid, Spain Event: On Friday, April 13, 2018, a demonstration associated with the Summit of the Americas occurring April 13-14 in Lima, Peru, is expected to take place outside the U.S. Embassy in Madrid. Approximately 200 people are expected to participate in the demonstration, which is scheduled to begin at 7:30 p.m. ... Read More»

Lecture on Public Diplomacy to the Master COPE Radio Students

Knowing the functioning of the Public Diplomacy section, and understanding how this office Works in Madrid, has been the objective of the lecture provided by responsibles of the Press and Social Media Section to the Master COPE radio students. It has been an entertaining, informative and practical meeting, where the 25 students of the Master ... Read More»

Ambassador Buchan Meets with a Group of Students from the Roma Community

To mark International Roma Day, Ambassador Buchan recently met with a group of 22 students from the Roma community to underline the U.S. Government’s support for the Roma and emphasize his personal interest in social inclusivity.  The student group was joined at the Embassy by their teacher, U.S. Fulbright English Teaching Assistant Mary Clare Freeman.  ... Read More»

Unveiling of Mural Honoring the Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King jr.

To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., the U.S. Embassy’s Political Counselor Shelby Smith-Wilson took part in a moving ceremony on April 4 at the Colegio Antamira in Paracuellos de Jarama (outside of Madrid).  The ceremony involved the unveiling of a mural that the young students at the ... Read More»

Ambassador Buchan Presents His Credentials to the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Andorra Maria Ubach

On Tuesday, April 3, Duke Buchan III presented his credentials to the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Andorra, Maria Ubach, during his first official visit to the country, which highlighted the growing business opportunities between our two countries and the excellent bilateral relationship. Ambassador Buchan also met with the Prime Minister, Antoni Martí; the Minister ... Read More»

US Consular Agent Kimberly Marshall Participates in a Mock Rescue at Sea Exercise

On March 23, the US Consular Agent in the Balearic Islands, Kimberly Marshall, participated as an observer in a mock rescue at sea exercise with the Balearic Islands’ Maritime Rescue aboard the Marta Mata. The activity provided the opportunity to see the work of the Maritime Rescue closely, and Ms. Marshall also had the opportunity ... Read More»

Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Madrid, Spain, U.S. Consulate General Barcelona, Spain (March 26, 2018)

Location: Barcelona, Spain Event: Demonstrations are expected to take place in Barcelona today, March 26, 2018, and may occur there and in other areas of Spain over the next few days. U.S. citizens are reminded to exercise caution in the vicinity of large gatherings. Even peaceful demonstrations have the potential to turn violent without warning. ... Read More»

Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Madrid, Spain (March 23, 2018)

Location: U.S. Embassy, Calle Serrano 75, Madrid, Spain Event: On Saturday, March 24, 2018, at 6:00 p.m., a demonstration is expected outside the U.S. Embassy in Madrid to protest U.S., Russian, and Turkish policy in Afrin, Syria. The demonstration is expected to last approximately one hour and involve approximately 100 demonstrators. The demonstrators plan to begin the ... Read More»

Consular Agent Kimberly Marshall Visits the Food Bank of Mallorca

On March 20, 2018, the Food Bank of Mallorca invited Consular Agent Kimberly Marshall to visit their operation. Ms. Marshall thanked them for their wonderful assistance to the Balearic community – the Food Bank serves many residents from other countries, including the citizens of the United States. They talked about future projects and volunteer opportunities ... Read More»

Press Attaché David Connell’s Lecture on Public Diplomacy at the UAB

On March 19, the U.S. Embassy press attaché, David Connell, gave a talk on public diplomacy and the work of a press office of a diplomatic mission to 40 journalism students of the Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB). David Connell explained them the structure of the State Department, how U.S. foreign policy is articulated and ... Read More»

Columbia University Ph.D. Candidate Rebecca Pawel’s Talk at University of Alcalá

Columbia University Ph.D. candidate Rebecca Pawel, Fulbright scholar at Madrid’s Complutense University, gave a talk at the University of Alcalá on how Spanish became the most studied foreign language in American schools, overtaking German (the second most popular language before 1916) and French (the most popular until the  1970s).  The teaching of Spanish in the ... Read More»

U.S. Illustrator and Writer of Children’s Books David Wiesner Inspires Youth in Barcelona

The consulate general collaborates for the first time with the FLIC Festival of Children and Youth Literature and Arts that took place in Barcelona on March 9-11. American illustrator David Wiesner was the keynote speaker of this well-known festival. Wiesner spoke about his creative process, his drawings, his imaginative characters and stories before a group ... Read More»

Alert: Unauthorized Demonstrations in Madrid March 16, 2018

Location: Lavapies neighborhood, Madrid, Spain Event:  Social media reports that unauthorized demonstrations and protests are expected to take place in Madrid in the neighborhood of Lavapies on 3/16/2018 beginning at 18:00.  The demonstrations follow clashes between local authorities and neighbors after the death of a street vendor.  These protests are not directed at the U.S. ... Read More»

Workshop for Study-Abroad Program Coordinators

On March 14, Consular Mission Spain hosted a workshop for study-abroad program coordinators to learn about the assistance consular staff can provide to U.S. citizen victims of sexual assault.  Representatives from study-abroad and teaching-assistant programs from across Spain attended, as did staff from the U.S. Consulate General in Barcelona.  U.S. Embassy staff explained the protocol ... Read More»

Consul General Marcos Mandojana Visits the American Space Barcelona’s Booth at YOMO Barcelona

Thanks to the collaboration of the Barcelona’s Commissioner on Technology and Digital Innovation,  Biblioteques de Barcelona and the Consulate General, the American Space Barcelona had for the first time a booth at YOMO Barcelona: Youth Mobile Festival. This event, linked to the Mobile World Congress, aims to inspire young people to pursue education and professional careers ... Read More»

David Larson and Frank Talluto Talk on U.S. policies and Practices Related to the Environment

220 students from eight different bilingual schools of Granada gathered to hear presentations from Big Bend National Park’s Chief of Science and Resource Management, David Larson, and Frank Talluto, the U.S. Embassy’s Environment, Science, Technology, and Health Attaché. They delivered presentations on “US National Parks: a brief history and current resource management practices” and “Water ... Read More»

US TECH Talks Series: Videoconference Roundtables Co-Organized with Spanish Assoc. MujeresTech

To raise the visibility of women experts from the United States on different topics of common interest for Spain and the United States, the U.S. Embassy and the association Mujeres Tech y Aliados are launching the program U.S. <TECH Talks>. U.S. <TECH Talks> will consist of a series of meetings conducted via videoconference between experts ... Read More»

NASA Deputy Associate Administrator Badri Younes Visits Madrid

Visiting Madrid NASA Deputy Associate Administrator for Space Communications and Navigation, Badri Younes,  visited the American Space at Madrid’s International Institute to address two groups of U.S. Embassy-funded Go American English! students for a talk entitled Scanning the Universe that included the latest updates on NASA’s current and future missions.   Mr. Younes told the students ... Read More»

Counselor for Public Diplomacy Stewart Tuttle’s Presentation at Complutense University

Stewart Tuttle, the Counselor for Public Diplomacy at the U.S. Embassy, engaged with students from the Faculty of Political Science and Sociology of Complutense University on February 28.  During his presentation, Mr. Tuttle described U.S. governmental policies on a wide range of international issues.  He also explained the role of the Embassy’s Public Diplomacy Section ... Read More»

American Citizen Services Representatives Explain Services Offered for American Citizens

Representatives from the American Citizen Services Section at the U.S. Embassy in Madrid met with members of various commercial and public service sectors from the Canary Islands in Las Palmas on February 22. They explained services offered for American citizens from the Consular Section in Madrid and the local office in Las Palmas. Guests included ... Read More»

Message from Ambassador Buchan

This week, as we mark the culmination of National African American History Month, I would like to take the opportunity to reflect on the contributions African Americans have made throughout the history of the United States. This year in particular, we recognize “African Americans in Times of War,” and reflect on the heroism of African ... Read More»

Brooklyn Dancer Storyboard P Is Featured at Contemporary Art Museum CA2M during ARCOmadrid 2018

Brooklyn Dancer Storyboard P is Featured at Contemporary Art Museum CA2M during ARCOmadrid 2018, Madrid’s International Contemporary Art Fair The United States Embassy partnered with the City of Madrid’s public contemporary art museum “Centro de Arte Dos de Mayo” (CA2M) to celebrate Black History Month by inviting U.S. African-American artist Storyboard P. Storyboard P, also ... Read More»

Ambassador Buchan’s Remarks at American Chamber of Commerce in Spain

Ambassador Buchan’s Remarks at American Chamber of Commerce in Spain Welcome Cocktail The Westin Palace, Madrid Wednesday, February 21, 2018 Good evening everyone. It’s a great pleasure to be here with you. I want to congratulate Jaime and all the members of the AmCham for your 100 years of success. On behalf of my wife, ... Read More»

Ambassador Buchan Recognizes Members of the Spanish Military

In a special ceremony on February 15, Ambassador Buchan presented medals to nine members of the Spanish military in recognition of their military accomplishments and their contribution to the excellent bilateral military relationship between Spain and the United States. In remarks at the ceremony, Ambassador Buchan saluted the unbreakable bonds that exist: “The presence of ... Read More»

Opening of Global Classrooms Conference

On Wednesday February 21st  Stewart Tuttle, the Embassy Counselor for Public Diplomacy delivered remarks at the Opening ceremony of Global Classrooms, held at the breathtaking  Asamblea de Madrid’s plenary chamber. A cornerstone of the Embassy’s mission to promote American English language training in Spain, Global Classrooms is a model UN conference in which students participate-entirely ... Read More»

MIT Digital Economy Expert Seth G. Benzell Discusses in Barcelona the Impact of New Technologies on the Economy

The Consulate General invited to Barcelona U.S. economist and researcher at the MIT Initiative on the Digital Economy, Seth G. Benzell, who delivered a series of talks and lectures at influential economic and educational institutions reaching a broad array of audiences in the business, economic and academic sectors. His remarks at the Barcelona Graduate School ... Read More»

U.S. Embassy Consul Chris Richardson Speaks on U.S. Civil Rights Movement

On February 20th,  U.S. Embassy Consul Chris Richardson spoke to a full house at the Casa de America in Madrid, reviewing the history of the U.S. Civil Rights Movement.  Richardson, the co-author of a book on the subject, explored the legacy of slavery and segregation in U.S. society, before focusing on the leaders of the ... Read More»

Fishackathon 2018: Solutions to Protect Our Waters

On February 10-11, the U.S. Embassy, the University of Cádiz, International Campus of Excellence of the Sea, and the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries, Food and Environment  (MAPAMA), with the collaboration  of the Spanish Oceanagraphic Institute, Santander Universities, Marine Instruments and IBM celebrated the global initiative “Fishackathon 2018.” Fishackathon is a worldwide competition launched by the ... Read More»

Remarks by Counselor for Management David Simons at the International Studies Foundation

On Tuesday February 13, as part of the U.S. Embassy Madrid Speaker Program, David Simons,  the Counselor for Management spoke to students of the Embassy-sponsored Go American English! program at the International Studies Foundation.  Simons explained what an Embassy is; its role in the diplomatic relations between two countries; and the full spectrum of political, ... Read More»

Remarks by Ambassador Buchan at Conference on Security, Defense, and the International Order

Joint Conference of the U.S. Embassy and the Royal Elcano Institute: “Security, Defense, and the International Order.” February 13, 2018 President Emilio Lamo de Espinosa; Director General Fidel Sendagorta; distinguished guests; ladies and gentlemen.  I am pleased to welcome you to the first of a series of conferences on the U.S.-Spain relationship organized by the ... Read More»

Call for Applications: Experience the United States as a YTILI Fellow!

Call for Applications: Experience the United States as a YTILI Fellow! Attention European entrepreneurs: Launched in 2016, the Young Transatlantic Innovative Leaders Initiative Fellowship is the flagship program of the Young Transatlantic Innovation Leaders Initiative (YTILI) of the U.S. Department of State and is supported in its implementation by The German Marshall Fund of the ... Read More»

Animal Welfare Award

On January 24, Counselor for Public Diplomacy Stewart Tuttle accepted an award on behalf of the U.S. Embassy given by the Official College of Veterinarians of Madrid to the American people for treatment of animals during the evacuations that happened after Hurricane Harvey. The award also recognizes animal protection laws for the rescue of domestic ... Read More»

Ambassador Duke Buchan III Presents Credentials to His Majesty King Felipe VI

On Thursday, January 18, Duke Buchan III presented his Letters of Credence to His Majesty King Felipe VI during an official ceremony at the Royal Palace. He thus officially becomes the new U.S. Ambassador to the Kingdom of Spain. The credentialing ceremony dates back to the eighteenth century and maintains traditions that have remained virtually the same to this ... Read More»

Under Secretary Shannon Travels to Madrid

Media Note Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC January 10, 2018 Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs Thomas A. Shannon, Jr., will travel to Madrid, Spain on January 11-12. He will meet with senior Spanish officials to discuss bilateral relations, security cooperation, the situation in Venezuela, and other key issues of mutual concern. To ... Read More»

Under Secretary Shannon Travels to Madrid

Media Note Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC January 10, 2018 Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs Thomas A. Shannon, Jr., will travel to Madrid, Spain on January 11-12. He will meet with senior Spanish officials to discuss bilateral relations, security cooperation, the situation in Venezuela, and other key issues of mutual concern. To ... Read More»

Reopening of U.S. Consular Agency in Seville, Spain

The Embassy of the United States in Madrid is pleased to announce the reopening of the U.S. Consular Agency in Seville, Spain, on January 9, 2018, as well as the appointment of Raynold von Samson-Himmelstjerna as Consular Agent. In this capacity, Raynold will provide consular assistance to U.S. citizens residing in or visiting the western region of Andalusia, ... Read More»

Would You Like to Become a Member of this Group?

On December 21st 2017, most of the Spanish alumni of the Benjamin Franklin Summer Institute Program gathered in Madrid to celebrate the 10th edition of this exchange program for youth.  The Benjamin Franklin Transatlantic Fellows Summer Institute is an intensive short term exchange program created in 2006 to commemorate the 300th anniversary of the birth ... Read More»

Reopening of U.S. Consular Agency in Seville, Spain

On January 9, Embassy Consul General Liza Petrush welcomed U.S. citizens to a town hall to celebrate the reopening of the U.S. Consular Agency in Seville. With this reopening, U.S. citizens residing in or visiting the western region of Andalusia, including Seville, Cádiz, Córdoba, Huelva, and Jaén, can obtain locally passport and notary services, reports ... Read More»

Message to U.S. Citizens: Improvements to Safety and Security Information

January 9, 2018 On Wednesday, January 10, 2018, the Department of State will make changes to our safety and security information to make it easier to find, understand, and use. Travel Advisories will replace Travel Warnings and Travel Alerts. Every country will have a Travel Advisory, which will provide one of four standard levels of ... Read More»

Roundtable: “Meet the Women Who Are Transforming the World”

Roundtable: “Meet the Women Who are Transforming the World” Over 90 women attended the roundtable “Women Transforming the World” organized by U.S. Department of State Exchange Alumna Marta Fernández Herraiz, founder of  LesWorking , a professional network for LGBTI women.  Invited speakers for this event, which was hosted by the American Space Madrid, were human rights lawyer Violeta Assiego and Irene Milleiro, Managing Director of  Change.org ... Read More»

Go American English! Grantees Visit Madrid’s Google Headquarters

On December 21, 2017, the 22 current Go American English! grantees at the International Studies Foundation (FIS) got the opportunity to visit Google’s headquarters in Madrid.  Several volunteers guided them around their facilities at Torre Picasso, a skyscraper designed by famous American architect Minoru Yamasaki, that for many years was the tallest building in Madrid.  ... Read More»

Press Release: U.S. Ambassador Duke Buchan III Arrives in Madrid

Duke Buchan III arrived in Madrid on Sunday, December 17, to take up his duties as the new U.S. Ambassador to the Kingdom of Spain and the Principality of Andorra. His wife, Hannah, and his three children accompanied him. Chargé d’Affaires Benjamin G. Ziff of the U.S. Embassy in Madrid received Ambassador Buchan and his ... Read More»

Statement of Duke Buchan, Nominee to Be U.S. Ambassador to Spain and Andorra

Statement of Duke Buchan III Nominee to be U.S. Ambassador to Spain and Andorra Senate Committee on Foreign Relations September 27, 2017 Thank you, Mr. Chairman, Ranking Member Murphy and Distinguished Members of the Committee. And another special thanks to you, Chairman Johnson for your personal introduction and for your support. It is a great ... Read More»

President Trump’s Decision To Recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s Capital

President Trump‘s decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital aligns U.S. presence with the reality that Jerusalem is home to Israel’s legislature, Supreme Court, President’s office, and Prime Minister‘s office. We have consulted with many friends, partners, and allies in advance of the President making his decision. We firmly believe there is an opportunity for ... Read More»

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Worldwide Caution, December 7, 2017

Africa East Asia and Pacific Europe Middle East and North Africa South Asia and Central Asia Western Hemisphere As part of the Department of State’s continuous efforts to provide U.S. citizens traveling abroad with information about safety and security events, we are updating the Worldwide Caution with information on the continuing threat of terrorist actions, political violence, and criminal activity against U.S. citizens and interests abroad.  This replaces the Worldwide Caution dated September ... Read More»

December 3, International Day of Persons with Disabilities

December 3, International Day of Persons with Disabilities Do you imagine dancing in a wheelchair? Full Radius Dance (FRD), a leading physically-integrated dance company from Atlanta, Georgia visited Spain last May to open the annual performing arts festival “ Una mirada diferente ,” organized by Centro Dramático Nacional. Full Radius Dance was founded in 1991 in Atlanta, Georgia, and its members are dancers with and without disabilities. Director Douglas Scott has created a ... Read More»

Promoting the Expansion of the Technovation Challenge in Spain and Andorra

The consulate general organized a series of events to promote Technovation Challenge, the world’s largest technology entrepreneurship competition for girls, in Spain a Andorra. U.S. speaker Katie Morton from nonprofit Iridescent led a round-table discussion with educators, academics, U.S. tech companies and tech stakeholders from Barcelona to promote the expansion of this American initiative that ... Read More»

Deputy Cultural Attaché Ryan Matheny’s Lecture on English Language

On Tuesday November 21st  and Wednesday November 29th,  Deputy Cultural Attaché Ryan Matheny lectured at the “Escuela Oficial de Idiomas of Malaga” and the “Escuela Oficial de Idiomas Moratalaz” in Madrid, respectively, for audiences of adult English language learners.  The Escuelas Oficiales de Idomas –EOIs (Official Schools of Languages), a unique Spanish institution created in ... Read More»

US Speaker Dr. Susan Katz Participates in the Celebrations Marking the Andalusian Roma Day

On Wednesday November 22, US Speaker Dr. Susan Katz, Professor of International and Multicultural Education at the University of San Francisco along with Deputy Cultural Attaché Ryan Matheny, participated in the celebrations marking the Andalusian Roma Day  at the City Hall square in Granada. The commemoration was an opportunity to call attention to the history, ... Read More»

High school students learn about the Great American Songbook from U. S. jazz expert Will Friedwald

Great American singers such as Frank Sinatra or Ella Fitzgerald were heard on November 21 at the Barcelona Music Museum thanks to a presentation on the Great American Songbook by writer and jazz expert Will Friedwald. The audience were 70 high school students from Rubí and Sant Vicenç de Castellet. Friedwald was invited by the ... Read More»

US Speaker Dr. Susan Katz Participates in a Program on Human Rights and Education

US Speaker Dr. Susan Katz, Professor of International and Multicultural Education at the University of San Francisco is in Madrid and Granada the week on November 20 to 25 invited by the U.S. Embassy for a program on Human Rights and Education.  On Monday November 20,  she participated  in workshop on Immigrant’s integration in the ... Read More»

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: European Travel Alert November 17, 2017

The Department of State alerts U.S. citizens to the heightened risk of terrorist attacks throughout Europe, particularly during the holiday season. U.S. citizens should exercise caution at holiday festivals and events. This Travel Alert expires on January 31, 2018. Recent, widely-reported incidents in France, Russia, Sweden, the United Kingdom, Spain, and Finland demonstrate that the ... Read More»

Dr. Joseph Wiemelt Met in Seville with American English Language Assistants

Dr. Joseph Wiemelt, the English Language Specialist who is currently in Spain on a three weeks program co-sponsored by U.S. Department of State, the Junta de Andalucía, and the U.S. Embassy, met in Seville with the American English Language Assistants placed by the Junta in schools throughout the province.  On Friday November 10th  he delivered ... Read More»

English Language Specialist Dr. Joseph Wiemelt Will Visit Seville, Cadiz and Malaga

In a program co-sponsored by Department of State English Language Office, the Junta de Andalucia and the Embassy, Dr. Joseph Wiemelt, an English Language Specialist selected by Georgetown University, will spend three weeks in three different cities of Andalusia (Seville, Cadiz and Malaga), delivering Teacher Training workshops for Spanish bilingual school English Teachers in the ... Read More»

Duke Buchan III, New Ambassador-Designate of the United States to Spain and Andorra

Duke Buchan III, of Florida, was confirmed yesterday by the Senate of the United States of America to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the Kingdom of Spain, and to serve concurrently and without additional compensation as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to Andorra. ... Read More»

Statement by Heather Nauert, Spokesperson

October 27, 2017 On U.S. Support for Spanish Unity The United States enjoys a great friendship and an enduring partnership with our NATO Ally Spain.  Our two countries cooperate closely to advance our shared security and economic priorities.  Catalonia is an integral part of Spain, and the United States supports the Spanish government’s constitutional measures ... Read More»

Security Message for U.S. Citizens, October 27, 2017

Security Message for U.S. Citizens:  Demonstrations Regarding Catalan Political Situation October 27, 2017 The U.S. Embassy in Madrid and the U.S. Consulate General in Barcelona inform U.S. citizens that demonstrations related to the evolving political situation in Catalonia are expected to continue in the coming days and weeks, including today near the Catalan Parliament in ... Read More»

U.S. entrepreneur Ingrid Vanderveldt stresses the importance of women’s economic empowerment

On October 16 and 17, we invited to Barcelona U.S. entrepreneur and investor Ingrid Vanderveldt. During her visit, she met with women entrepreneurs and gave inspirational talks on the importance of women’s leadership in the global economy at the Barcelona Institut d’ Empreneduria, Barcelona Activa and IESE. She also presented her global women’s empowerment initiative: ... Read More»

Security Message for U.S. Citizens, Oct. 17, 2017

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstrations Regarding Catalan Political Situation The U.S. Embassy in Madrid and the U.S. Consulate General in Barcelona inform U.S. citizens that demonstrations related to the evolving political situation in Catalonia are expected to continue in the coming days and weeks, beginning the evening of October 17. U.S. citizens should be aware of the increased police presence throughout ... Read More»

U.S. Chargé d’Affaires Benjamin Ziff’s Remarks at the III Hispanic Heritage Forum

On October 10, U.S. Chargé d’Affaires Benjamin Ziff provided opening remarks at the III Hispanic Heritage Forum (III Foro de la Herencia Hispana), organized by The Hispanic Council and hosted at Madrid’s Deusto Business School.  Since 2015, the Forum has been held to commemorate Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15-October 15) in the United States, in ... Read More»

Exhibition of the U.S. photographer Susan Meiselas at the Fundació Antoni Tàpies with the collaboration of the consulate general

Fundació Antoni Tàpies will show until January 14th an exhibit on US photographer Susan Meiselas’ over four decades work imaging world conflicts and US society. The consulate collaborated in the exhibit organizing ancillary program, such as masterclass at the School of Communication and International Relations of Ramon Llull University and a guided tour of the ... Read More»

Road to Women’s Entrepreneurship Day with Ingrid Vanderveldt

Tech entrepreneur, media personality, investor and philanthropist Ingrid Vanderveldt, visits Spain to meet with Spanish entrepreneurs, women leaders and youth, in Madrid, Barcelona, and Santander.  These events will kick off a series of activities that will lead up to Global Entrepreneurship Week and Women’s Entrepreneurship Day, annual gatherings aimed at creating an environment that empowers ... Read More»

Go American English! Inauguration

Chargé Ben Ziff  hosted on October 5  at the International Institute the launch ceremony for Go American English!, a two-year microscholarship program that will provide a foundation of English language skills to bright 14 to 16 year old students from disadvantaged sectors of Madrid society through after-school English classes.  The event  concluded  with the screening ... Read More»

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstrations Regarding Catalan Political Situation

The U.S. Embassy in Madrid and the U.S. Consulate General in Barcelona inform U.S. citizens that demonstrations related to the political situation in Catalonia are expected to continue to take place in Barcelona, Madrid, and in other locations across Spain in the coming days and weeks. Even demonstrations intended to be peaceful can turn confrontational ... Read More»

Girl Rising Screening to Celebrate International Day of the Girl

Girl Rising Screening: Join the Embassy, the City Hall of Daganzo, and Atalaya School to celebrate International Day of the Girl Around the world, millions of girls face barriers to education that boys do not.  And yet, when you educate a girl you can break cycles of poverty in just one generation. Girl Rising is a groundbreaking film that has already been seen by millions. It’s also a movement for girls’ education.  Join us on Wednesday, ... Read More»

CDA Benjamin Ziff’s Remarks at IN3 Opening, October 3, 2017

IN3 Opening October 3, 2017 La Nave, Villaverde, Madrid   Many thanks, Elena.  And thank you to Miguel for the warm welcome.  Distinguished guests, entrepreneurs, investors, academics, representatives from the public and private sectors, it is both an honor and a pleasure to join you for the third annual IN-cubed conference.  The U.S. Embassy is ... Read More»

Dr. Rupak Biswas, Director of Exploration Technology at NASA Ames Research Center in California Talks to Students at the Complutense University

On October 3, 2017, Dr. Rupak Biswas, Director of Exploration Technology at NASA Ames Research Center in California talked to students at the Computer Science Faculty from the Complutense University. Dr. Biswas when through the core competencies of the Center and how they contribute to every mayor NASA mission and initiative through their research.  He ... Read More»

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: October 3rd, 2017

Message for U.S. Citizens: General Strike on October 3rd, 2017 The U.S. Embassy in Madrid and the U.S. Consulate General in Barcelona inform U.S. citizens that a general strike is scheduled to begin in Catalonia beginning on Tuesday, October 3, 2017. Expect possible disruptions to public transportation and other services. We encourage U.S. citizens to ... Read More»

XXII United States-Spain Forum in Williamsburg, Virginia, September 22-23, 2017

Chargé d’Affaires Benjamin Ziff participated in the XXII United States-Spain Forum in Williamsburg, Virginia, on September 22-23, 2017.  Organized by the US-Spain Council and the Fundación Consejo España-Estados Unidos, this location is aimed at highlighting the history and the foundation of the United States of America as a nation.  Also the settlement of a group ... Read More»

The Consulate General Collaborates with the Etopia Technology and Art Center of Zaragoza

American visual artist and biologist Brandon Ballengée showcased part of his research in the Ebro river ecosystem in the exhibit ‘Postnaturaleza’ at Etopia Technology and Art Center. During his stay in Zaragoza, he took groups of students and families to the river to collect material and take pictures in order to create awareness on the ... Read More»

Security Message for U.S. Citizens, Sep. 28, 2017

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstrations regarding Catalan political situation September 28, 2017 The U.S. Consulate General in Barcelona reminds U.S. citizens that demonstrations have been taking place at various locations throughout Barcelona regarding Catalonia’s political situation. Demonstrations might continue in Catalonia into the first weeks of October. Even demonstrations intended to be peaceful can ... Read More»

Remarks by President Trump and President Rajoy of Spain Before Bilateral Meeting

The White House Office of the Press Secretary For Immediate Release September 26, 2017   PRESIDENT TRUMP:  Well, thank you very much.  It’s a great honor to have President Rajoy of Spain.  He’s somebody highly respected — highly respected — in this country. We have a very, very close relationship with Spain.  And, Mr. President, ... Read More»

Mission Speaker Program Travels to Almeria

On Friday September 22 and Monday September 25, as part of the Mission Speaker Program, Deputy Cultural Attaché Ryan Matheny took more than 300 students of the Nicolás Salmerón y Alonso and Alhadra bilingual high schools in Almeria, on a virtual tour of Washington D.C. explaining the political, historical, and cultural significance of the city, ... Read More»

XXII United States-Spain Forum in Virginia, on September 22-23, 2017

Chargé d’Affaires Benjamin Ziff will participate in the XXII United States-Spain Forum in Williamsburg, Virginia, on September 22-23, 2017. Organized by the US-Spain Council and the Fundación Consejo España-Estados Unidos , this location is aimed at highlighting the history and the foundation of the United States of America as a nation. The settlement of a group of Spanish Jesuit priests in ... Read More»

Spain and the US Work Closely Together in Areas of Health and Medicine

Spain and the United States work closely together to fight many challenges in areas of health and medicine. Dr. Jack Welch of the US National Cancer Institute held a seminar on September 14 with officials from the Spanish National Cancer Research Centre (CNIO) to discuss the approach of NCI to global health, along with trending ... Read More»

Remarks by Chargé d’Affaires Benjamin G. Ziff at CESEDEN

Chargé d’Affaires Ben Ziff delivered remarks at the Inaugural Ceremony of the Youth Mediterranean Dialogue organized by the Youth Atlantic Treaty Association (COAJE) at the Spanish Center for National Defense Studies on Monday, September 11, 2017 Let me start by congratulating the Youth Atlantic Treaty Organization of Spain for your extraordinary work organizing this dialogue.  ... Read More»

Europe Travel Alert

The Department of State alerts U.S. citizens to the continued threat of terrorist attacks throughout Europe. This travel alert expires on November 30, 2017. Recent, widely reported incidents in France, Russia, Sweden, the United Kingdom, Spain, and Finland demonstrate that the Islamic State of Iraq and ash-Sham (ISIS or Da’esh), al-Qa’ida, and their affiliates have the ... Read More»

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Update on Barcelona and Cambrils Terrorist Attack

This message updates the Emergency and Security Messages the U.S. Consulate in Barcelona sent on August 17 and August 18 informing U.S. Citizens that terrorist attacks occurred in Barcelona and in Cambrils, Spain.  Spanish media reports that Spanish authorities are still searching for the individual who drove the vehicle involved in the terrorist attack in ... Read More»

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Terrorist Attack in Cambrils, Spain

The U.S. Consulate in Barcelona is informing U.S. Citizens that a terrorist attack has occurred in Cambrils, Spain, approximately 75 miles south of Barcelona. Spanish authorities report that a vehicle and explosives were used in the attack. U.S. citizens are urged to avoid unnecessary travel around the immediate area and to follow local media and ... Read More»

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Update on Barcelona Las Ramblas Terrorist Attack

This message updates the Emergency Message the U.S. Consulate in Barcelona sent on August 17 informing U.S. Citizens that a likely terrorist attack has occurred at Las Ramblas close to Plaza Catalunya in Barcelona.  Spanish media report the areas in and around Las Ramblas have been blocked off.  There are also reports that two individuals ... Read More»

#GirlsTech Summer Camp at the American Space Barcelona focuses on digital fabrication

During the first two weeks of July, 20 girls from Barcelona learned the basics of robotics and coding. This hands-on workshop introduced them to the world of Digital Fabrication. The #Girlstech Summer camp was co-organized by the consulate general in collaboration with the American Space Barcelona and the Pompeu Fabra University’s Department of Information and ... Read More»

The consulate general arranges a one-week training workshop for Science teachers from Barcelona

Janet McNeil, K-8 Science Coordinator at Brookline Public Schools in Massachusetts, offered a one-week training  on “Weaving Science and Literacy” for 25 teachers who teach science in English, at the American Space Barcelona. She also delivered a talk on the latest innovations in science teaching and curricula in the U.S. at the Catalan Foundation for ... Read More»

U.S. Independence Day celebration at the Consulate General

On July 5, 2017, Consul General Marcos Mandojana hosted at the gardens of the U.S. Consulate General in Barcelona, the official reception to commemorate the 241 anniversary of the Declaration of Independence of the United States. Local authorities and representatives of the consular district’s civil society attended this traditional reception. The Michelle Faber Quintet and ... Read More»

Independence Day Celebration at the Ambassador’s Residence at the U.S. Embassy in Madrid

On July 4, 2017,  Chargé d’Affaires Krishna Urs hosted an Independence Day celebration at the Ambassador’s Residence at the U.S. Embassy in Madrid. U.S. Marines and their Spanish counterparts began the night with a presentation of the colors, followed by a renditions of the U.S. and Spanish National Anthems. Chargé Urs gave remarks on the ... Read More»

Iftar at the Residence of U.S. Chargé d’Affaires Krishna Urs

The U.S. Embassy in Madrid hosted an Iftar to celebrate the holy month of Ramadan with members of Muslim communities in Spain at the residence of U.S. Chargé d’Affaires Krishna Urs on June 22. Chargé Urs spoke about the importance of promoting democratic principles, as well as working to ensure religious tolerance and freedom of ... Read More»

Inclusive Employment: Customized Employment for Those With Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

In collaboration with the Corporate Social Responsibility council Cointegra , the Embassy invited businesses from Spain and the United States to a discussion with Beth Keeton, the Executive Director for The Center for Social Capital and Chief Operating Officer for Griffin-Hammis Associates, Inc. Keeton presented the “Personalized Employment” model, a support model designed for people with ... Read More»

500 Spanish Students Receive a Grant to Study in the US or Canada

The Amancio Ortega Foundation hosted an event to celebrate the 500 Spanish students that received a grant to study and live in the United States or Canada for the 2017-2018 academic year. Approximately 10,000 students applied for the grant, which covers one hundred percent of the costs to complete a year of high school abroad. ... Read More»

Bruce Hoffman Participates in a Roundtable Sponsored by the Elcano Royal Institute

On July 5 at the American Space Madrid, Bruce Hoffman, the Director of the Center for Security Studies at Georgetown University, participated in a roundtable sponsored by the Elcano Royal Institute about the evolution of jihadist terrorism since the Madrid train bombings of March 11, 2004. Professor Hoffman was joined by two Spanish terrorism experts ... Read More»

“The Art of Startup Funding”: U.S. Entrepreneur Darren Spedale Meets Young Social Entrepreneurs at Teamlabs

U.S. entrepreneur Darren Spedale, co-founder of StartOut and founder of FamilyByDesign, spoke to young social entrepreneurs of Teamlabs —the only university in Spain which offers a degree in Leadership, Entrepreneurship and Innovation—. Spedale’s presentation “The Art of Startup Funding”, was included in the 2nd edition of the “Investment Preparedness Lab” organized by Teamlabs and U.S. accelerator for ... Read More»

2017 World Pride Reception

In recognition of LGBTI month and in honor of the World Pride 2017 celebration in Madrid, the Chargé d’Affaires at the U.S. Embassy in Madrid, Kris Urs, hosted a reception at his residence. Actng Cultural Affairs Officer Ryan Matheny, along with the Chargé d’Affaires, recognized the work done by the city of Madrid to celebrate ... Read More»

Trafficking in Persons Report 2017

“Human trafficking is one of the most tragic human rights issues of our time. It splinters families, distorts global markets, undermines the rule of law, and spurs other transnational criminal activity. It threatens public safety and national security. “But worst of all, the crime robs human beings of their freedom and their dignity. That’s why ... Read More»

Isabel Gates Participates at Aging 2.0

The World Health Organization projects that by 2050, the population of people aged 60 and older will reach almost 2.1 billion, more than doubling its size in 2015. The aging of the world population will bring with it significant social and economic shifts, as communities change to meet the needs of their changing demographics. In ... Read More»

Access Microscholarship Program Graduation Ceremony

More than 200 people gathered on June 20 at the American Space Madrid (International Institute) to attend the graduation ceremony of the 46 students who have successfully completed the program both at the Fundacion Tomillo and the Fundacion International Studies.  The event was presided by Christopher Quade, Acting Counselor for Public Diplomacy, Ryan Matheny, acting ... Read More»

“Grand Finale” of NASA’s Cassini Mission

On June 13, 2017, Dr. Earl Maize, Dr. Scott Edgington and Dr. Jo Pitesky of NASA spoke about the “Grand Finale” of NASA’s Cassini Mission. The discussion, which was held at Madrid’s Conde Duque Cultural Center in collaboration with Planetario de Madrid, the U.S. Embassy in Madrid and NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, drew 250 participants ... Read More»

Spanish Fulbrighters on the Verge of their American Adventure

A group of Spanish students, scholars, and teachers who have been awarded Fulbright scholarships visited the residence of the Chargé d’Affaires of the U.S. Embassy in Madrid for a traditional barbeque lunch as part of an orientation prior to their departure for the United States.  The Fulbrighters were welcomed by representatives of the Embassy, the ... Read More»

“Personalized Employment, an Opportunity to Create Unique Situations” by U.S. Expert Beth Keeton

The United States Embassy, in collaboration with the organization Plena Inclusión, participated in a seminar and workshops that offered best practices on Personalized Employment strategies so that people with complex needs can develop their employment prospects. Beth Keeton, the Executive Director for The Center for Social Capital and Chief Operating Officer for Griffin-Hammis Associates, Inc., ... Read More»

Design Thinking Workshop by Women’s Network LesWorking

The Embassy, hosted a Design Thinking workshop in collaboration with U.S. Department Exchange Alumna Marta Fernández, the founder of the LGBTI women organization  LesWorking .  The workshop was led by María José Jordá, a national and international expert on innovation and digital transformation. The LGBTI short film “Yo también” , directed by Sonia Sebastián , was also screened during the ... Read More»

Highlighting LGBTI Month #PrideMonth

In recognition of LGBTI Month, the Department of State affirms its solidarity with the human rights defenders and civil society organizations working around the world to uphold the fundamental freedoms of LGBTI persons to live with dignity and freedom. You can consult the complete text here: https://www.state.gov/secretary/remarks/2017/06/271626.htm . The U.S. Embassy joins the LGBTI Month celebration ... Read More»

Roundtable discussion at the consulate on the latest trends in social media and digital marketing in the U.S.

The U.S. Consulate General arranged a roundtable discussion at the consulate coinciding with the visit to Barcelona of Adam Gausepohl, CEO and creative director at PopShorts, a social media agency based in California. The event focused on the latest trends in digital marketing and social media strategies for organizations, and gathered a diverse group of ... Read More»

Benjamin Franklin Transatlantic Fellows (BFTF) Summer Institute

Maria Jorge visited the U.S. Embassy on Monday June 12th to speak about her experience in the 2014 Benjamin Franklin Transatlantic Fellows (BFTF) Summer Institute. The BFTF is a unique and exciting program sponsored by the U.S. Department of State and hosted by Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.  45 students from over 30 ... Read More»

City Lights Film Screening

The U.S. Embassy screened the Charles Chaplin film City Lights on Wednesday June 7th  in collaboration with the American Space Madrid. The talented musician and composer Sonia Mejias played the piano to accompany the silent film.  City Lights was first release in 1931 and tells the story about a tramp who falls in love with ... Read More»

Turning Point Challenge: an Entrepreneurship Experience for Young Graduates

The Embassy welcomed ten participants from the fourth class of the “Turning Point Challenge,” a program that helps young entrepreneurs cultivate their innovative projects. The one-month program gives the opportunity for participants to engage in debates, workshops, and discussions in a co-working space, working among professionals who provide them with guidance. The participants’projects span a ... Read More»

More than 90 Girls from the GirlsTech Program Participate in a Makeathon

Last Saturday approximately one hundred girls between the ages of 9 and 12 participated in the GirlsTech Makeathon at the American Space Madrid. The program, which is funded by the U.S. Embassy, was created to encourage girls to explore the fields of technology and science. The girls were divided into small teams and given an ... Read More»

Rebecca Senf Introduces Us to the World of Contemporary North American Photography

Rebecca Senf, the Chief Curator at the Center for Creative Photography in Tucson and the Phoenix Art Museum, spoke about her experiences at la Escuela de Arte Diez, la Facultad de Bellas Artes de la Universidad Complutense, la TAI, and was a judge for Descubrimientos, a program organized by PhotoEspaña to help photographers develop professional ... Read More»

Hidden Figures Film Showing

Around 100 students from public and charter bilingual schools attended yesterday a film showing of “Hidden Figures” at the International Institute’s auditorium, home of the American Space Madrid.  The film was introduced by ACAO Ryan Matheny Garrido who welcomed the audience and underscored that it is a story about how people—in this case women and ... Read More»

Talk by Mission Speaker at IES Joaquín Araujo de Fuenlabrada

Mission Speaker Ryan Matheny Garrido took 50 students of the Joaquin Araujo public bilingual school in  Fuenlabrada on a virtual tour of Washington DC, explaining the political, historical, and cultural significance of the city, its buildings, monuments, and museums, as well as comparing and contrasting the city to other parts of the United States in ... Read More»

#GirlsTech STEM Training Program Arrives in Barcelona and Girona

The U.S. consulate general in Barcelona will offer 40 scholarships to girls between 9 and 12 years old to participate in two summer camps devoted to digital fabrication and augmented reality. #GirlsTech arrives in Barcelona and Girona this summer after a great success in Madrid, Valencia and Santander. This is the U.S. Mission in Spain’s ... Read More»

Full Radius Dance Showcases U.S. Dance and Promotes Disability Rights Among Diverse Audiences in Madrid and Valencia

Full Radius Dance (FRD), a leading physically-integrated dance company from Atlanta, Georgia opened the annual performing arts festival “ Una mirada diferente ,” organized by Centro Dramático Nacional, at Teatro Valle-Inclán on May 26, and gave a second performance on May 27 followed by Q&A with the audience. FRD was the first U.S. company participating in the festival since its first ... Read More»

Workshops for Youth by U.S. Jazz Saxophonist Greg Osby

Renowned U.S. jazz saxophonist, composer, and educator Greg Osby offered workshops for youth at “Teresa Berganza” music conservatory in Madrid on May 23 and “Padre Antonio Soler” music school in San Lorenzo de El Escorial on May 24th.  At the conservatory, Osby worked with a group of eight students including one pianist, one drummer, and ... Read More»

NASA: The Intersection Between Science and Art

Carlos González, the former director of the NASA Madrid Deep Space Communications Complex, and Tom Sachs, an artist from the United States known for his space-related exhibits and film, met at the American Space Madrid to discuss their respective careers. González explained how space telecommunication technology has changed over the years, while Sachs presented about ... Read More»

The Deputy Cultural Attaché of the U.S. Embassy, Ryan Matheny, Presented the Dance Company U.S. Full Radius Dance

The Deputy Cultural Attaché of the U.S. Embassy, Ryan Matheny Garrido, presented the U.S. integrated dance company, Full Radius Dance, that is currently in Madrid to participate in the Performing Arts Festival ¨A different look.¨ This is an event organized in collaboration with the National Dramatic Center, and has been presented today to the public. ... Read More»

Special Advisor Knox Thames Attended the International Conference on Victims of Religious and Ethnic Violence in the Middle East

Knox Thames, Special Advisor for Religious Minorities in the Near East and South Central Asia at the U.S. Department of State, attended the International Conference on Victims of Religious and Ethnic Violence in the Middle East at El Pardo Royal Palace in Madrid. Co-hosted by Spain and Jordan, the conference included the participation of more ... Read More»

Statement by Knox Thames, Special Advisor for Religious Minorities in the Near East and South/Central Asia

Madrid Conference on Victims of Ethnic and Religious Violence in the Middle East: Protecting and Promoting Plurality and Diversity, May 24, 2017 On behalf of the United States government, I want to thank King Felipe VI, Foreign Minister Datsis and his co-convener Foreign Minister Safadi for hosting this important and timely meeting.  We appreciate Spain ... Read More»

Writer and Producer Terence Winter Visits the U.S. Embassy in Madrid

Terence Winter, the renowned Hollywood writer and producer known for his work on The Sopranos, Boardwalk Empire, and The Wolf of Wall Street, visited the U.S. Embassy in Madrid to meet with fourteen Spanish film students from various universities in Madrid. Winter discussed his own screenwriting career, fielded student questions, and advised students regarding their ... Read More»

Annie Novak Co-Founder of a Unique Rooftop Farm in New York

Annie Novak, a pioneer in New York urban gardening, participated in the conference “The Eco-Habitat City: Biodiversity in the Urban Environment.” Annie Novak, the founder and director of Growing Chefs, a field-to-fork food education program, participated in the roundtable, “The Eco-Habitat City: Biodiversity in the Urban Environment.” Other participants in the discussion included the architect ... Read More»

The Embassy and the Consulate Introduce the PACE Program in Spain to Promote the Energy Efficiency of Buildings

Jane Elias, Program Manager of the Energy and Sustainability Division at the County of Sonoma in California, presented this American best practice to fund and improve energy efficiency in residential homes and commercial buildings. This model has been adopted by more than 2000 cities and 32 states across the United States. Together with the social ... Read More»

Fulbright Alumni and International Visitors Visit the Gloria Fuertes Exhibit–Centenary

The Gloria Fuertes Foundation invited the Embassy and a group of Exchange Alumni (participants in programs sponsored by the State Department, the Fulbright Program, and the International Visitors Leadership Program) to a tour guided by Paloma Porpetta, the President of the Gloria Fuertes Foundation and the curator of the Gloria Fuertes Exposition–Centenary. Gloria Fuertes, a ... Read More»

Agreement of Friendship

The Mayor of Miami and the representatives of the Spanish World Heritage cities (Cáceres, Avila, Baeza, Cuenca, Ubeda, Alcalá de Henares, Córdoba, Ibiza, Mérida, Salamanca, San Cristóbal de la Laguna, Santiago de Compostela, Segovia, Tarragona, y Toledo) signed an agreement of friendship at the U.S. Embassy to promote cultural, educational, and tourism exchanges.  The Chargé ... Read More»

Mujeres en Música (Women in Music) Roundtable and Concert Highlighted Memorial Day

A music initiative of contemporary works for classical piano and mezzo soprano with texts or themes inspired by Miguel de Cervantes and U.S. Women Composers such as composer Marga Richter, highlighted Memorial Day through the piece  “Sarah, do not mourn me dead”. Organized and led by members the New York Women Composers Association (USA) and ... Read More»

Entrepreneurship Program Turning Point Challenge Kicks Off Their 3rd edition

Francisco Camara, alumnus of the Embassy-sponsored International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP), launched the program Turning Point Challenge to teach practical entrepreneurship skills to unemployed youth (under 30), with a different group of 10 students each month. The May edition kicked off at the embassy, where participants  discussed program goals, their expectations and what they’d like ... Read More»

“Poetry and Science” Presentations

Poetry and Science presentations by Alison Hawthorne Deming engage audiences in Madrid, Cáceres, and Mérida.  American poet and academic Alison Hawthorne Deming, Regents’ Professor at the University of Arizona, delivered presentations to packed rooms of high school students in Fuenlabrada and Cáceres, and to University of Extremadura students in Mérida and Cáceres during her speaker ... Read More»

Encounter with Award-Winning American Author Siri Hustvedt

More than 100 students with backgrounds in English philology and science attended a PD-organized encounter with award-winning American author Siri Hustvedt at Madrid’s Complutense University on April 25, 2017. In a conversation with students and two of the university’s English language and literature professors, Hustvedt stressed the importance of bridging the gap between the humanities ... Read More»

The Consulate General collaborates with the International STEAMConf 2017

The US Consulate General has collaborated with the International STEMConf Barcelona 2017 which took place April 20-22. This third edition had two prominent American speakers: Sylvia Martinez, Principal Advisor to Stanford University’s FabLearn Fellows and co-author of “Invent to Learn: Making, Tinkering, and Engineering in the Classroom” and Eric Rosenbaum, co-inventor of Makey Makey and a ... Read More»

“Concha Espina: Almost a Nobel”

Concha Espina’s significant links to the United States are broadly evident in the exhibit:  “A punto del Nobel: Concha Espina” (“Concha Espina: Almost a Nobel”) now being shown at the Complutense University’s María Zambrano Library in the context of the Week of Letters celebration.  This exhibit, the first of the “Women Nobel Prizewinners” activities to be ... Read More»

Explaining the Success of U.S. MakerSpaces

CJ Lynce, Manager of the TechCentral department at Cleveland Public Library, was invited by the U.S. Embassy to lead a series of presentations and speaking events in Barcelona, Madrid and Cuenca on how makerspaces are transforming local communities in the U.S. and supporting skills development and entrepreneurship across the country. The embassy and the consulate general ... Read More»

Celebrating International Roma Day

To celebrate International Roma Day, the U.S. Embassy in Madrid is sharing this video that demonstrates the ways in which the American government supports the education of Roma, promoting tolerance and understanding of the discrimination Roma still face. Through the program depicted in this video – which supports acquisition of English language skills, we expect ... Read More»

#GirlsTech Closing Ceremony

Acting Public Diplomacy Counselor, Christopher Quade, closed the third edition of the program #GirlsTech, an embassy initiative with the collaboration of Asociación MujeresTech. This program aims to educate, inspire, and equip girls with the skills and resources to pursue opportunities in computing fields. During this third edition, 150 girls (9-12 years old), participated in a ...