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  • (Aug. 20) From left to right: former Ambassador to the United States Luis Valdivieso, AMCHAM Executive Director Aldo R. Defilippi, former Ambassador to the United States Eduardo Ferrero, U.S. Ambassador Brian A. Nichols, Ambassador to the United States Harold Forsyth, and Ambassador Alan Wagner.

    American Chamber of Commerce reception in honor of Ambassador Brian A. Nichols

  • (August 18) Brazilian Ambassador Carlos Lazary, Viceminister of Labor Silvia Caceres and ILO Regional Director Elizabeth Tinoco gave remarks, thanking the United States support on this issue.

    U.S. Embassy participated in the opening of the prospection meetings between GOP, GOB and ILO, as part of the USDOL funded project to fight force labor in Peru and Brazil.

  • (Aug. 18) U.S. Embassy Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL) Section Director Jeff Hovenier launched the 2014 academic year at five INL-funded pre-police academies operating east of the Andes in the cities of Ayacucho, Mazamari, Tingo Maria, Huanuco and Santa Lucia. Since 2007, the pre-academies have preparated approximately 740 students per year to enter the Peruvian National Police Academies, three of which also receive Embassy support. The goal is to help Peru increase police presence and rule of law in drug-producing areas. The ceremony was hosted by the Mayor of Leoncio Prado (Tingo Maria, Huanuco region) and was attended by local and police authorities.

    U.S. Embassy Lima Launches 2014 Academic Year of Pre-Police Academies East of the Andes

  • (Aug 18) The United State Olympic soccer players Kate Markgraf and Staci Wilson (next to the Ambassador), will carry out soccer workshops with minor Peruvians and roundtables with soccer trainers in rural areas, in Lima and Tarapoto from 18 to 23 August.  The aim of this program is to promote social inclusion, a culture of peace and good treatment for children and adolescents in vulnerable situations.

    Ambassador Brian A. Nichols welcomed the soccer workshops to be held by two U.S. famous Olympic soccer players, with a friendly match of the Peruvian National Female Soccer Team at the Embassy Court

  • (Aug. 11) The contest is the culmination of a project by the Peace Corps program of Community Economic Development.  Participants from the regions of Cajamarca, La Libertad, Lambayeque and Piura, learned the basics of business administration which allowed them to identify business opportunities in their local environments and to develop a business plan.  Only the best business plan of each community was chosen for the national competition, winning up to S /. 5,500 nuevos Soles to finance their businesses. The winner was Juguería FRUNMIX. Photo: from left to right, peace body volunteer Veronica Carpio, country Director of peace corps, Parmer Heacox, participant Erica Sandoval Ramos, Director Ejecutivo de AmCham, Aldo R. Defilippi and participant Edward Juarez Sandoval.

    Peace Corps Director Parmer Heacox, and AMCHAM Executive Director Aldo Defilippi handed the prize to the winners of the Fourth National Contest of Business Plans for Young Entrepreneurs

More News From the Embassy

  • (Aug. 13) (AP Image)
    USAID Providing Humanitarian Aid in Northern Iraq

    At the request of the Iraqi government and to help meet urgent needs of people who cannot be reached by humanitarian organizations, the U.S. military - in close coordination with USAID - has been airdropping lifesaving food and water to the large community of Iraqi Yezidis trapped by ISIL on Mount Sinjar. 

  • (August 12) (AP Image)
    U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Tom Frieden Warns of High Stakes in Fighting Ebola

    "The problem isn't that Ebola is highlight infectious. It's that the stakes are so high. So the key to contain the virus is to have meticulous, rigorous procedures in place to ensure adherence to scrupulous infection control. The best way to protect Americans is to stop the oubreak in West Africa." 

  • (August 8)
    Ambassador Brian A. Nichols met with the Peruvian Society of Environmental Law (SPDA), which plays an important role in the protection of the environment

    Addressing Climate change is a top U.S. priority. Ambassador Nichols met with SPDA Director Jorge Caillaux and other members of SPDA. 

  • (August 7)
    The U.S. Embassy in partnership with Peruvian public and private organizations presented a video that creates awareness of the impact on health that has the use and trade of illegal drugs.

    The representative of the Ministry of Health Maria Paulina Esther Giusti Hundskopf, the U.S. Embassy Economics First Secretary Peter Lee, the Technical Secretary of the Commission of fight against Customs and Piracy Offenses, Adolfo Bernui, Executive Director of Sanitary Control and Surveillance María Irene Chea Woo, and representative of the Lima Chamber of Commerce Fernando Muñiz Solís, presented the video to seek for support from public institutions to spread its message. 

  • (Aug. 6)
    Ambassador Brian A. Nichols congratulated the two Peruvian Students who won a Scholarship to attend the Science Camp in the Americas Institute in California

    During two weeks, Ricardo Colan and Rafael Neyra attended the Science Camp in the Americas Institute in San Diego, California, where they developed experiments in maritime biology, climate change and energy conservation. 

  • (August 1)
    U.S. Response to Central American Migrants at Southwest Border

    The government wide-efforts fulfill our legal and moral obligation to make sure we appropriately care for unaccompanied children who are apprehended, while taking strong steps to surge resources to our Southwest border to deter both adults and children from this dangerous journey, increase capacity for enforcement and removal proceedings, and quickly return unlawful migrants to their home countries. Finally, to attack the criminal organizations and smuggling rings that are exploiting these individuals, we are surging law enforcement task forces in cooperation with our international partners, with a focus on stepped-up interdiction and prosecution. 

  • (Jul. 31)
    DCM Lawrence Gumbiner inaugurated the Tarapoto Disaster-Response Complex funded by the United States. This complex, built in the jungle region of San Martin, will strengthen the capacity of the Regional Government and the Civil Defense System to deal with

    The Deputy Chief of Mission Lawrence J. Gumbiner, the Regional President of San Martín Javier Ocampo, the Chief of National Institute of Civil Defense - INDECI Gen. (r) Alfredo Murgueytio, USSOUTHCOM Officials, and local authorities inaugurated the complex built with USGOV financing of US$ 1,500, 000. This is one of the eleven emergency center operations built in Peru that contributes to prevent and deal with earthquakes, floods and the climate change effects of climate change. 

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2014 Priorities

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