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Secretary Kerry on Recent Violence in Venezuela

The United States is deeply concerned by rising tensions and violence surrounding this week’s protests in Venezuela. Our condolences go to the families of those killed as a result of this tragic violence.We are particularly alarmed by reports that the Venezuelan government has arrested or detained scores of anti-government protestors and issued an arrest warrant ...
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Congressman Howard “Buck” McKeon to Visit Chile

United States Representative for California, Howard P. “Buck” McKeon (R-CA), will head a delegation that will visit Chile February 16-18 on a tour that includes stops throughout South America.  Congressman McKeon is Chairman of the House Armed Services Committee. The delegation will also include Representatives Carol Shea-Porter (D-NH), Austin Scott (R-GA), Doug Lamborn (R-CO) and ...
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Vice President Biden and Dr. Jill Biden to Travel to the Republic of Chile and the Dominican Republic

The Vice President and Dr. Jill Biden will travel to the Republic of Chile and the Dominican Republic in the second week of March.  In Chile, the Vice President will lead the U.S. delegation to the Inauguration of Her Excellency Michelle Bachelet.  In Santo Domingo, the Vice President will meet with President Danilo Medina to ...
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Paralympics Highlight More than Athletic Skill

Following the Sochi Olympic Winter Games, Russia will host the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games March 7–16. Paralympic athletes will compete in skiing, hockey, biathlon and — for the first time — snowboarding competitions. The Paralympic Games are not just a chance to showcase the amazing ways in which athletes with physical and mental disabilities perform ...
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U.S. Agencies Join Forces to Combat Human Trafficking

By Jane Morse Washington — The Obama administration, as part of its commitment to fight human trafficking, has produced the first Federal Strategic Action Plan on Services for Victims of Human Trafficking in the United States.The five-year plan, released January 14, lays out a path for increased collaboration among more than 15 U.S. federal government ...
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