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Vice President Joe Biden announces DHS will accelerate the implementation of the VWP for Chile

On Monday, March 10, U.S. Vice President Joe Biden announced that the Department of Homeland Security will accelerate the implementation of Chile’s participation in the Visa Waiver Program. The Vice President made the announcement in Santiago after meeting with President Sebastian Piñera. Vice President Biden declared that, starting on March 31, eligible Chilean passport holders ...
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FACT SHEET: The United States and Chile

Today, Vice President Joe Biden is in Chile to attend the inauguration of President-Elect Michelle Bachelet. The Vice President’s visit will underscore the long-standing close ties between the United States and Chile, and highlight our cooperation in the following areas: Free Trade Agreement: The U.S.-Chile Free Trade Agreement continues to benefit both nations.  Bilateral trade ...
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U.S. Government Announces Chile’s Designation to the Visa Waiver Program

Today in Washington, D.C., U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson, announced Chile’s designation to the Visa Waiver Program (VWP).  Chile is now one of 38 participants in the program. Secretary Johnson made the announcement accompanied by Deputy Secretary of State for Management and Resources Heather Higginbottom, Chile’s Foreign Minister Alfredo Moreno, and Chile’s Ambassador ...
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Smithsonian Scientists Solve “Sudden Death at Sea” Mystery

Clues Unearthed in an Ancient Whale Graveyard Mass strandings of whales have puzzled people since Aristotle. Modern-day strandings can be investigated and their causes, often human-related, identified. Events that happened millions of years ago, however, are far harder to analyze—frequently leaving their cause a mystery. A team of  Smithsonian and Chilean scientists examined a large ...
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