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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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United States Trade Representative Michael Froman Visits Chile

The United States Trade Representative (USTR), Ambassador Michael Froman, traveled to Chile and Peru February 3-4 to discuss the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) with high-level officials. The TPP, now in the late stages of negotiation, is a 12-country effort to negotiate a high-standard agreement to open markets across the Asia-Pacific and support job creation. The agreement ...
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State of the Union Address

THE PRESIDENT: Mr. Speaker, Mr. Vice President, members of Congress, my fellow Americans:Today in America, a teacher spent extra time with a student who needed it, and did her part to lift America’s graduation rate to its highest level in more than three decades. An entrepreneur flipped on the lights in her tech startup, and ...
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Consular outreach in southern Chile

Vice-Consul Sarah Clymer visited Punta Arenas and Puerto Natales on January 21 and 22.  During the visit which focused on providing services to American citizens in the region, Clymer also discussed emergency management preparation with ONEMI director David Tapia.  In order to improve the safety of Americans visiting Torres del Paine, Clymer met with CONAF ...
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