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  • (January 26) Judith Garber congratulated and praised the efforts of the Peruvian young fellows in the creation of an environmental conscience in the Peru.

    Representatives of the Huilloc (Cusco) and Sowing Awareness (Tumbes) U.S. supported projects, presented the progress of their projects to the U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for Oceans, International Environmental and Scientific Affairs Judith Garber.

  • (January 26) Doctor Herman Gibb visited Peru to give briefings in Lima and Puno, about the negative impact of mercury in human health.

    Visit of Expert Epidemiologist Dr. Herman Gibb

  • (January 25) During National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month, we stand with the survivors, advocates, and organizations dedicated to building a world where our people and our children are not for sale. Together, let us recommit to a society where our sense of justice tells us that we are our brothers' and sisters' keepers, where every person can forge a life equal to their talents and worthy of their dreams.

    Presidential Proclamation -- National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month, 2015

  • (January 23) Elizabeth Hogan, USAID Acting Assistant Administrator for the Latin America and Caribbean Bureau, accompanied by U.S. Embassy DCM Lawrence J. Gumbiner, visited the alternative development and digital inclusion program in Ucayali. They also visited the USAID Peru environmental program in Huaraz.

    USAID Regional Representative Elizabeth Hogan visited Huaraz and Ucayali to learn more about programs supported by USAID Peru in these communities

  • (January 22) 237 Teachers arrived to Arizona! They received our support with their visa application and pre-departure orientation process, where in addition to information on security measures to enter the United States, they asked for more information about the U.S. Educational System. The Government of Peru is promoting this initiative with the objective of establishing the 2021 Bilingual Plan.

    U.S. Embassy supports the Peruvian Government Initiative to improve English Teaching by promoting English Language Training for 237 Peruvian English Teachers from Public Schools in Arizona State University during 7 weeks beginning on January 19th.

More News From the Embassy

  • (January 20)
    State of the Union. President Barack Obama: "The shadow of crisis has passed, and the State of the Union is strong."

    "Our economy is growing and creating jobs at the fastest pace since 1999. Our unemployment rate is now lower than it was before the financial crisis. More of our kids are graduating than ever before; more of our people are insured than ever before; we are as free from the grip of foreign oil as we've been in almost 30 years. Tonight, for the first time since 9/11, our combat mission in Afghanistan is over." 

  • (January 20)
    Seven Peruvian University Students are attending the Educational Exchange Program "Study of the U.S. Institute (SUSI) for Student Leaders on U.S. History and Government in the University of Arizona

    From January 10 to February 14, 2015, the selected Peruvian University students will be provided with an overview of the foundations of democracy as they learn about the U.S. Constitution and Bill of Rights, the federal system of government, elections, the Judiciary, the court system, among other topics. 

  • (January 17)
    Honoring Martin Luther King Jr.: A Day to Serve Others

    A campaign to honor King began soon after his death. In 1983, President Ronald Reagan signed legislation making the third Monday of January each year a national holiday to commemorate King. In 1994, the U.S. Congress designated the King holiday as a national day of service, calling on Americans from every walk of life to help realize King’s vision of a “beloved community” by volunteering their time and effort to help others. 

  •  (January 24)
    The U.S. Treasury and Commerce departments are moving to ease restrictions imposed on Cuba decades ago.

    These changes are part of President Obama’s plan announced in December to resume normal diplomatic relations with the Cuban government. U.S. Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew said that "These changes will have a direct impact in further engaging and empowering the Cuban people, promoting positive change for Cuba’s citizens.” 

  • (January 14-15)
    Official Visit to Lima and Iquitos of U.S. Chief of Naval Operations Admiral Jonathan W. Greenert to discuss bilateral issues in the Navy and Defense areas

    Admiral Greenert met with the Minister of Defense Pedro Cateriano, the Peruvian Navy General Commander Admiral Edmundo Deville del Campo and Peruvian senior military officials to discuss bilateral issues in the Navy and Defense areas. The Admiral visited the U.S. Naval Unit of Medical Research in the Peruvian Navy Hospital, located in El Callao (Lima), through which Peru and the U.S. work together for the prevention and treatment of tropical diseases. 

  •  (January 12)
    U.S. Embassy Lima Launches Training to Combat Human Trafficking dictated by the Department of Homeland Security ‘s Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE)

    U.S. Embassy Lima is hosting training to combat trafficking in persons from January 12-16. ICE will train 50 Peruvian police, prosecutors, and judges on identifying human trafficking and best practices to investigate and prosecute this heinous crime and foster closer partnerships between both nations’ law enforcement authorities. Peru and the United States are close partners in bringing perpetrators of this crime to justice, and in providing protections and support to its victims. 

  •  (January 9)
    Continuing with his traveling in Peru, U.S. Ambassador Nichols visited Tumbes, in northern Peru. The Mission supports several programs here: a Preservation Program of Mangroves Sanctuary, the Bi-National Center for Border Attention (Peru-Ecuador)

    Ambassador Nichols is welcomed by personnel involved in the Field Epidemiology course and those involved in collaborations in cysticercosis and other intestinal parasites research in the Global Center Health of the Cayetano Heredia National University. Ambassador also visited a cleanup campaign in fishing village Puerto Pizarro. 

SECRETARY OF STATE KERRY AT COP20

  • Secretary Kerry speaks (United Nations)

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2014 Priorities

  • Acting in COP20
  • 100k Strong banner in Spanish presenting a drawing of graduating students
  • Banner making the fifth anniversary of the PPTA Peru-USA

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