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  • (July 1) President Obama "Today, I can announce that the United States has agreed to formally re-establish diplomatic relations with the Republic of Cuba, and re-open embassies in our respective countries.  This is a historic step forward in our efforts to normalize relations with the Cuban government and people, and begin a new chapter with our neighbors in the Americas."

    Statement by the President on the Re-Establishment of Diplomatic Relations with Cuba

  • (June 30) Ambassador Nichols and his wife welcomed guests to 4th of July celebrations held at their residence in Lima.

    US Embassy Celebrates 4th of July in Peru! Ambassador Brian A. Nichols and his wife Geri Kam hosted a reception at their residence to mark America's upcoming Independence Day.

  • (June 26) President Obama said that "Today is a big step in our march toward equality. Gay and lesbian couples now have the right to marry, just like anyone else.

    President Barack Obama said that Supreme Court's decision on "LGBT marriage is a victory for America."

  • (June 25) Sarah Chang talks in this video about her musical experience and also about her enthusiasm to play with boys and girls of the Peruvian National Youth Simphony Orchestra

    U.S. Embassy Artistic Ambassador Violinist Sarah Chang gave her first concert in Peru playing along with the Peruvian National Youth Simphony Orchestra

  • (June 19) CAPP Luis Del Carpio Azalgara, graduated from the U.S. Naval Command College, awarded with a Meritorious Honor Award of RADM Joseph C. Strasser International Leadership Prize (NCC) for his contribution to Naval Command College.  LCDR Nelson Pinzas graduated from the U.S. Naval Staff College.  U.S. Naval War College Graduation was held on June 19 at Newport Naval Station.

    Peruvian Navy Officers Luis Del Carpio Azalgara and Nelson Pinzas graduated from U.S. Naval War College in the Naval Station of Newport in Rhode Island.

More News From the Embassy

  • (June 25)
    Department of State Annual Human Rights Report 2014

    The most serious human rights problems in Peru in 2014 included violence against women and children, trafficking in persons, and corruption and impunity that undermined the rule of law. 

  •  (Andina) (June 24)
    Ambassador Brian A. Nichols attended the opening ceremony of the 49th Annual Smithsonian Folklife Festival's titled “Peru: Pachamama.” Peru Foreign Trade and Tourism Minister Magali Silva welcomed visitors to the Festival.

    Peruvian Minister Magali Silva was accompanied by the Director of the Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage Michael Mason, Smithsonian's Under Secretary for History, Art and Culture Richard Kurin, Director of the Smithsonian Folklife Festival, Sabrina Motley, the museum director Kevin Gover, U.S. Ambassador to Peru Brian A. Nichols, and Peru Ambassador to the U.S. Luis Miguel Castilla, among others. The Perú: Pachamama program is co-sponsored by the Republic of Peru Ministry of Foreign Trade and Tourism (MINCETUR) and presented in partnership with the National Park Service. 

  • (June 22)
    "Photos for Change" exhibition collect stories told by the photographers themselves: Shipibo immigrants in capital Lima, craftsmen from Ayacucho, seniors, LGBT community, among other participants.

    This exhibition is focused on the empowerment of disadvantaged, marginalized and invisible, is the result of a workshop dictated by AmCit photojournalist Danielle Villasana that will be open to the public since June 18, 2015 in the Northern Bi-National Center in Indepdencia, Lima. 

  • (June 22)
    Each year, thousands of Peruvians travel to the United States to star in academic success stories: graduate from San Marcos National University Charlene Lujan will return to Peru with a UC Davis Master’s Degree in Avian Sciences.

    After receiving advice from EducationUSA Peru during his candidacy to finance her graduate studies with the support of PRONABEC, graduate from San Marcos National Unversity Charlene Lujan, graduated from the prestigious University of California, Davis, and will return to Peru with a Master's Degree in Avian Sciences to share her research knowledge with her students. 

  • (June 12)
    The Governments of Peru and the United States subscribed an agreement to create a Secretariat to respond to Requests for Environmental Compliance in order to fight against illegal activities that harm nature and its resources.

    Through this agreement signed by U.S. Ambassador Brian A. Nichols, the Peruvian Minister of Foreign Trade and Tourism (MINCETUR) Magali Silva, and the Minister of the Environment Manuel Pulgar-Vidal, the USGOV and GoP reaffirm their struggle to protect the environment from illegal activities that harm nature and its resources. 

  • (June 10)
    Acting Assistant Secretary for Oceans, Environment and Science Judith G. Garber visited the Ucayali region to monitor progress in environmental cooperation and learn about the environmental challenges faced by this region

    During her June 7-11 visit to Peru, Acting A/S Garber will co-chair the meetings of the U.S.-Peruvian Council for Environmental Affairs and the Environmental Cooperation Committee. Garber will also meet with the Minister of the Environment Manuel Pulgar-Vidal. The United States is committed to working with its partners to protect shared Ocean. 

  • (June 8)
    Ambassador Brian A. Nichols and Acting Assistant Secretary for Oceans, Environment and Science Judith Garber, participated on World Oceans Day in a beach clean-up in Los Yuyos Beach, in Barranco, Lima.

    Ambassador Brian A. Nichols, along with the Acting Assistant Secretary for Oceans, Environment and Science Judith Garber, Assistant USTR for Environment and Natural Resources Jennifer Prescott, the Mayor of Barranco Antonio Mezarina, President of NGO Vida Arturo Alfaro, and volunteers of all ages participated in a beach clean-up day in “Los Yuyos” in Barranco, Lima, in order to raise awareness among the population about the care of our environment and of our ocean. 

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