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Embassy Participates in ARCOmadrid 2016

Ambassador Costos attended the February 25 inauguration of ARCOmadrid 2016, the largest art fair in Spain and one of the largest in Europe. The Ambassador, accompanied by CPD Emilia Puma and other PD representatives, visited with a number of the U.S. gallerists and artists who were exhibiting at ARCOmadrid, and greeted the King and Queen ...
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GirlsTech Program Participants Visit Facebook

“Be the nerd!”: Facebook welcomed the participants of the GirlsTech program. As part of an hour and a half learning program, these young women had the opportunity to explore the Facebook offices and participate in discussions with Elena, a young engineer at Facebook, and Irene and Natalia, who hold executive positions in the company. These ...
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Women’s History Month: Spanish Chapter of Vital Voices launches at the American Space Madrid

In order to highlight International Women’s Day, the Spanish chapter of Vital Voices organized their first event at the American Space Madrid. The aim of this group will be to work with women leaders through a women mentoring program focusing their efforts on youth. The nonprofit Vital Voices Global Partnership grew out of the U.S. ...
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Hilton Hopes Recruitment Day

On March 9th Monica Palid, the intern in the office of Public Diplomacy, participated in Recruitment Day for the philanthropic project Hilton Hopes, organized in conjunction with the local NGO Pinardi that primarily serves immigrant youth from Latin America and North Africa. Eighteen youth were chosen by the Pinardi organization to participate in this year’s ...
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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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