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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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 ...
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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 ...
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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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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 ...
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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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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 ...
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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 ...
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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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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 ...
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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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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 ...
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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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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 ...
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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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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 ...
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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 ...
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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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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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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. ...
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