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Counselor for Economic Affairs Meets with Alumni of the International Visitors Leadership Program (IVLP)

U.S. Embassy Madrid, in collaboration with the  VIA Círculo Jefferson Association , hosted a breakfast September 21 at which Counselor for Economic Affairs Christy Agor spoke on the pressing economic and trade issues with alumni of the State Department’s International Visitors Leadership Program (IVLP).  Justen Thomas, Cultural Attaché, opened the event and welcomed the in-person and virtual participants.  Christy ...
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NASA Scientist Dr. Adriana Ocampo Conference on the Lucy Mission at CaixaForum

A team of NASA scientists are gathering this week in the North of Spain to observe the unique astronomical occultation of Polymele, one of the eight trojan asteroids orbiting Jupiter, that NASA’s Lucy mission will be studying during its twelve years mission.   Dr. Ocampo,  Manager at NASA Headquarters,  made time within her busy schedule to ...
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Resilience Challenge Kick Off

On Wednesday September 15, Justen Thomas, the Embassy Cultural Attaché delivered opening remarks at the virtual kick off of Resilience Challenge, an Embassy Public Diplomacy sponsored program designed to help Spanish small and medium companies and entrepreneurs recover from the economic difficulties caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.  Fifteen Spanish companies, along with three American start-ups ...
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Message to U.S. Citizens – Volcano Eruption in La Palma, Canary Islands

Location:  Canary Islands, Spain Event:  News media report volcanic eruptions have occurred in La Palma, Canary Islands. Evacuations are underway in Cabeza de Vaca and El Paraiso. There are reports of ensuing forest fires as well. U.S. citizens are advised to monitor local news and government websites for detailed information, including precautions to take and possible evacuation instructions. Actions ...
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U.S. Embassy Madrid Commemorates the 20th Anniversary of the 9/11 Attacks

On the occasion of the 20th Anniversary of September 11, we remember the 2,977 innocent victims of this terrible attack. With this floral wreath, in the memorial of the Juan Carlos I Park in Madrid where ten years ago the US Embassy planted 10 trees on their honor, we have the victims more present than ...
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