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 ...
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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, ...
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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 ...
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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, ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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#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 ...
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Statement from Ambassador James Costos on the announcement of President Obama’s upcoming visit to Spain

U.S. President Barack Obama’s upcoming visit to Spain represents an important step forward in the United States’ relationship with Spain. This visit, the first by a U.S. President in nearly 15 years, is a recognition of the ever closer cooperation between the United States and Spain on a wide range of issues. It follows a ...
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The U.S. Embassy in Madrid and the Chamberí Valley Association Announce the Second Annual Edition of IN3 Entrepreneurship & Investment Conference

The U.S. Embassy in Madrid and the Chamberí Valley Association Announce the Second Annual Edition of IN3  Entrepreneurship & Investment Conference  Offering a unique convergence of the three pillars of a successful entrepreneurial ecosystem, IN3 brings together innovators, investors, and institutions from both the United States and Spain The IN3forum is designed to support the internationalization ...
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The United States Announces Additional Pledges in Support of Syrian Refugees

Today, at a high-level meeting convened by the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) on “Global Responsibility Sharing through Pathways for Admission of Syrian Refugees” held in Geneva, Switzerland, Deputy Secretary of State Heather Higginbottom announced additional steps the United States is taking to help Syrian refugees. First, the United States ...
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Ambassador James Costos’ statement on the occasion of President Barack Obama’s trip to Cuba

President Obama’s historic trip to Cuba is another step in the process of normalizing relations between the U.S. and Cuba, a process which will improve the lives of the Cuban people and open up additional opportunities for engagement, both people-to-people and government.  This will benefit not only Cubans, not only Americans, but also people from ...
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United States Begins Implementation of Changes to the Visa Waiver Program

WASHINGTON—The United States today began implementing changes under the Visa Waiver Program Improvement and Terrorist Travel Prevention Act of 2015 (the Act).  U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) welcomes more than a million passengers arriving to the United States every day and is committed to facilitating legitimate travel while maintaining the highest standards of security ...
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