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What's New in Western Hemisphere Affairs (May 2013)

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May 1, 2013

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Date: 06/13/2013 Description: Photo of President Obama in Costa Rica - State Dept Image

President Obama carried a message of shared prosperity and partnership to the region during his recent travel to Mexico and Costa Rica. Check out his speech in Mexico and his participation in the Forum on Sustainable Development. Additionally, see Vice President Biden’s remarks outlining the administration's vision for the region at the 43rd Washington Conference on the Americas here.

Date: 06/13/2013 Description: Screenshot of Assistant Secretary Jacobson from video blog about opportunity and growth in the Western Hemisphere. - State Dept Image


Assistant Secretary of State Roberta Jacobson speaks at the 43rd Washington Conference on the Americas about ways U.S. citizens can engage on issues in the Western Hemisphere. More»

Date: 06/13/2013 Description: Screenshot of James L. Cavallaro from a video about human rights. - State Dept Image

Human Rights

Hear from Professor James L. Cavallaro of the Stanford University Law School, the U.S. nominee as an independent candidate for the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR). More»

Date: 06/13/2013 Description: Screenshot of from video featuring Cover Drive discussing their new song in support of No Witness No Justice--Do the Right Thing. - State Dept Image


Barbados band Cover Drive talk in the studio about the launch of their new song in support of "No Witness, No Justice," a collaboration with U.S. Embassy Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean. More»

Date: 06/13/2013 Description: On the Calendar icon - State Dept Image

  • May 26: Vice President Biden travels to Brazil, Colombia, and Trinidad and Tobago. See more
  • June 4-6: OAS General Assembly, Antigua, Guatemala. See more
  • June 4: President Piñera visits the White House. See more
  • June 11: President Humala visits the White House. See more

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