The American Brief – Interview with Ambassador Duke Buchan

THE AMERICAN BRIEF – U.S. -Spain Council Interview with Ambassador Duke Buchan III United States Ambassador to Spain and Andorra January 2021 Q:  What was your reaction to the events of January 6 in Washington DC? A: I am deeply disturbed by what transpired in Washington on January 6. Violence has no place in our political process. Those …

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Ambassador Buchan’s Official Statement- January 7, 2021

Ambassador Buchan: “I’m saddened and deeply disturbed by what transpired in Washington yesterday. Violence has no place in our political process. Those who participated in yesterday’s shameful criminal acts should be fully prosecuted. What I, the Embassy, and the American people stand for is a peaceful democratic process and respect for democratic norms and institutions. …

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Ambassador Buchan’s Op-Ed about the Situation in Venezuela- El País

Terrible Theater: Tomorrow’s “Election” in Venezuela Is a Sham Richard Duke Buchan III, U.S. Ambassador to Spain and Andorra- Op-ed, El País. December 5th, 2020 The illegitimate Maduro regime is staging a sham parliamentary election tomorrow in Venezuela in an effort to eliminate the democratically elected National Assembly.  This piece of political theater is a …

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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 excellence, inclusion, equality, and respect for all people. Strengthening economic ties through various efforts, including our treaty eliminating double taxation that will save billions of euros for companies in Spain and the United States to create …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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, …

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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 …

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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 …

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´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 …

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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 …

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Ambassador Duke Buchan III to Participate in the March of the Living in Krakow, Poland

U.S. Ambassador to Spain and Andorra Duke Buchan III is traveling as part of the official U.S. delegation to the annual March of the Living at the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camps May 2 in Krakow, Poland. The Ambassador will be joined by other U.S. Ambassadors in Europe to demonstrate the U.S. government’s tireless efforts to combat anti-Semitism …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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, …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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, …

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Ambassador Meets with US Men’s National Field Hockey Team

Ambassador Buchan met on Thursday, July 5, with members and coaches of the US Men’s National Field Hockey Team, which was on a training tour in Spain.  This is the team’s second time in Spain this year, after participating in a field hockey tournament in Malaga in January. The Ambassador praised the team’s efforts and …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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.  …

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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 …

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