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  • (January 14-15) 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.

    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

  • (January 12) 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.

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

  • (January 9) On January 9, the Citizens Participation Office of the Juan Ingunza Police Station celebrated the beginning of its annual summer program for young people. On November 18, 2014, U.S. Ambassador Brian A. Nichols and the Minister of the Interior Daniel Urresti inaugurated the Model Police Stations Program supported by the Mission, and stressed the donation of a Computer Center for the benefit of underprivileged young people. The Citizen Participation Office will organize several activities during the next two months so that the community's children learn about systems in a positive and safe environment. The INL Police Program staff participated in the ceremony held in Juan Ingunza Police Station.

    The Embassy provides support to Youth Computer Center as part of the “2015 Summer Community Program” in El Callao, Lima.

  • (January 9) 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.

    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)

  • (January 9) 237 Teachers 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 7)
    Ambassador Nichols, Prime Minister of Peru Ana Jara, and President of CONCYTEC Dr. Gisella Ortega, announced San Marcos University as the winner of the grant award to found the Center of Technological, Biomedic and Environmental Investigatio

    Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos is one of the oldest universities in the Americas (Decana) and a long time research and capacity building partner of NAMRU-6. CONCYTEC (National Council of Science, Technology and Technologic Innovation)announced that San Marcos University was the single and only winner of a Centers of Excellence Grant for Research, Development and Innovation out of 22 applications received. This is the largest grant ever awarded by CONCYTEC (S/. 16 million 730 thousand 080). Assistance of U.S. Ambassador Nichols underscores the USGOV commitment to support the development and economic growth of Peru through science, technology and innovation. 

  •  (January 7)
    President Barack Obama Strongly Condemns the Horrific Shooting at the Offices of Charlie Hebdo Magazine in Paris.

    "Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims of this terrorist attack and the people of France at this difficult time. France is America’s oldest ally, and has stood shoulder to shoulder with the United States in the fight against terrorists who threaten our shared security and the world." 

  • (January 5)
    White House science adviser John P. Holdren wants to hear from you about climate change using hashtag #AskDrH

    The questions, which Holdren addresses on YouTube, reflect the public’s growing concerns about climate change and its prevention. Holdren’s public outreach is part of the Obama administration’s effort to combat climate change through its Climate Action Plan. It focuses on steps to cut carbon pollution, prepare the U.S. for the impact of climate change, and lead international efforts to address global climate change. 

  • (January 5) (Sangre de Cristo Chronicle - Gabriel Weinstein)
    Article about Experience of Peruvian University Students working in a New Mexico Resort through “Summer Work and Travel Program”

    Jimena Quiroz and Dayci Aquino commented on the benefits of participating in the “Summer Work and Travel” program. They underscored that "English language is so important that it opens a lot of opportunities." Visit our non-immigrant visa section for more information on the "work experience program". 

  • (January 2)
    Five Peruvian Students and their Mentor talked about their experience in the Youth Leadership Program, which focused in improving their leadership abilities and environment protection

    The program was held during three weeks last September. Students visited Washington, D.C., Kansas City, Charlotte, NC; and West Palm Beach, Florida. Now in Peru, they must implement an environmental project in their community. 

  • (December 24)
    U.S. Embassy in Peru Congratulates the Arturo Jimenez Borja of Puruchuco Site Museum on its 54th Anniversary. The Museum received $100,000 from the 2014 Ambassador's Fund for the preservation of its collection

    Public Affairs Officer Marcia Bosshardt participated in the celebrations for the 54th Anniversary of the Arturo Jimenez Borja of Puruchuco Site Museum. The Ambassadors Fund Program aims to the cataloguing and national registration of 500 cultural property of the Museum, as well as the conservation and restoration of textiles, funerary bundles, ceramics, wood, vegetables, and metal objects. Additionally, the project will work on a proper storage of articles that will allow its stabilization to ensure their preservation. 

  • (December 17)
    Fact Sheet: Charting a New Course on Cuba

    The United States is taking historic steps to chart a new course in our relations with Cuba and to further engage and empower the Cuban people. We are separated by 90 miles of water, but brought together through the relationships between the two million Cubans and Americans of Cuban descent that live in the United States, and the 11 million Cubans who share similar hopes for a more positive future for Cuba. Today, we are renewing our leadership in the Americas. We are choosing to cut loose the anchor of the past, because it is entirely necessary to reach a better future – for our national interests, for the American people, and for the Cuban people.  


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