Presidential Proclamation on Women’s History Month 2019

During Women’s History Month, we celebrate the countless women whose courage and resolve have contributed to the character and success of our Nation and the entire world.  The equal opportunity of women in every facet of daily life is an essential feature of a free and prosperous society.  This month, we honor women who have fought ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: CONFECH Demonstrations

This Message is to alert U.S. citizens residing and traveling in Santiago that members of the Confederation of Students of Chile (CONFECH) will hold an authorized demonstration on Thursday, June 9, from 11:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in downtown Santiago.  Media reports indicate that CONFECH is planning to march from Plaza Bustamante via Avenida Alameda, ...
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Routine Messages for U.S. Citizens: New Mail-In Adult Passport Renewal Service

On June 1, 2016, the U.S. Embassy will launch an adult passport renewalmail-in program. You can mail in your passport application if you can answer YES to ALL the following questions: Your U.S. passport was issued within the last 15 years. You were at least 16 years old at the time your most recent U.S. ...
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Security Messages for U.S. Citizens: CUT Protests

This message is to alert U.S. citizens residing and traveling in and around Santiago that a Central Workers Union (CUT) protest is planned for Tuesday, May 31.  The protest is currently not authorized. The march is scheduled to begin at 10:30 a.m. at Plaza Italia in downtown Santiago. Demonstrations are expected in other major cities ...
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Security Messages for U.S. Citizens: Protests in Valparaiso on May 21

This message is to alert U.S. citizens residing and traveling in and around Valparaiso/Vina del Mar that protests are planned for Saturday, May 21.  The protests are currently scheduled to begin at 9:30 a.m. in the Plaza Civica/Sotomayor and at the Congress during the President’s address. Demonstrations intended to be peaceful can turn confrontational and ...
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Routine Messages for U.S. Citizens: Flag Raising Ceremony at the U.S. Embassy

To celebrate the 240th birthday of the United States of America, the U.S. Embassy invites all U.S. citizens in Chile to a Flag Raising Ceremony that will take place at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, June 15 at the Embassy. Doors open at 10:30 a.m. All guests must RSVP by June 13th to  embassyflagraising@state.gov . Our event flyer with ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Continued Protests in and out Chiloe

The U.S. Embassy in Santiago advises U.S. citizens not to travel to Chiloe in the Lakes Region of Chile until the situation is normalized.  Since May 2, protests by local fishermen have made travel in and around Chiloe very difficult.  Entry to, and exit from, the island of Chiloe has been blocked. The situation in ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Fishermen Protests in and around Chiloe

This message is to alert U.S. citizens residing and traveling in and around Chiloe in the Lakes Region that protests by local fishermen have made travel in the area difficult, including cutting off the island of Chiloe.  As the Embassy cannot confirm when the protests will end or when tourists will be able to depart ...
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Elimination of Federal Benefits Inquiries via Telephone

The U.S. Embassy American Citizen Services Unit wishes to inform all U.S. Citizens and beneficiaries of the Social Security Administration, Veterans Affairs, and Office of Personnel Management that beginning on May 16 any Federal Benefits inquiries must be done through email ( santiagofbu@state.gov ) or an in-person appointment at the Embassy.  All appointments must be scheduled ...
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Routine Messages for U.S. Citizens: Elimination of Federal Benefits Inquiries via Telephone

Elimination of Federal Benefits Inquiries via Telephone The U.S. Embassy American Citizen Services Unit wishes to inform all U.S. Citizens and beneficiaries of the Social Security Administration, Veterans Affairs, and Office of Personnel Management that beginning on May 16 any Federal Benefits inquiries must be done through email ( santiagofbu@state.gov ) or an in-person appointment at ...
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Fulbright Scholar Launches Book about her Experience on Education

Professor Viola Soto Guzmán, distinguished Chilean National Award winner in Education (1991) and Fulbright alumna, launched her book Toda Mi Vida Dedicada a la Educación Chilena y Latinoamericana, at the University of Chile’s public high school Liceo Experimental Manuel de Salas where she taught for several years.  Prof. Soto was also a faculty member at ...
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Justice for Boris Weisfeiler

More than 30 years after the kidnapping and disappearance of U.S. Citizen Boris Weisfeiler near San Fabian de Alico in 1985, the United States continues to support Dr. Olga Weisfeiler’s pursuit of justice in her brother’s case.  The recent court ruling absolving the eight accused parties over a statute of limitations is a frustrating setback. ...
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Readout of Vice President Biden’s Meeting with President Michelle Bachelet of Chile

The Vice President met with Chilean President Michelle Bachelet today at the Naval Observatory, where the two leaders underscored the strong bilateral partnership between the United States and Chile on issues related to trade, economic development, and democracy and human rights.  The Vice President praised Chile’s constructive role in addressing a number of regional challenges ...
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