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    Piracy Robs Youth of Opportunity

    "Piracy Robs Spain’s Youth of Opportunity", Op-ed by Ambassador James Costos, daily El Diario Vasco

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    Facts on Global Peace Operations Initiative

    The Global Peace Operations Initiative (GPOI) promotes international peace and security, helping to save lives while reducing the burden on U.S. military forces, and furthering post-conflict recovery around the world.

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    Obama's Address to the UN General Assembly

    First, all of us -- big nations and small -- must meet our responsibility to observe and enforce international norms. We are here because others realized that we gain more from cooperation than conquest.

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    Our defense cooperation has never been stronger

    A U.S. Congressional delegation, led by Senator Tim Kaine, visits Rota Naval Base to review the strong defense and security cooperation between Spain and the United States.

  • Ambassador Costos and Mr. Smith (photo: James Rajotte)

    The Ambassador and Mr. Smith

    Ambassador Costos and his partner Michael Smith talk with El Pais Semanal about the bilateral relationship, the Art in Embassies program, and their life together in Spain.


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    Alumni Annual Reception

    The Public Diplomacy Section hosted over 40 Spanish alumni of Bureau of Education and Cultural Affairs, (ECA) funded programs.   Flickr »

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    XIX edition of the U.S.-Spain Forum

    US Ambassador to Spain James Costos participated in the US-Spain Forum held in Malaga-Marbella from September 5 to 7. Their Majesties King Felipe and Queen Letizia presided over the inaugural dinner of the Forum, held at the Automobile Museum of Malaga. Chairing the Forum were Senator Tim Kaine, Honorary Chairman of the United States-Spain Council and Juan Maria Nin, President of the Fundación Consejo España-Estados Unidos. 

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    Condolences on the Death of Career Ambassador Terence A. Todman

    In a distinguished career that spanned nearly 50 years, Terence was one of the very few Foreign Service Officers to attain the rank of Career Ambassador in the Department of State, and the first African American to do so. He further distinguished himself as Ambassador to Argentina, Denmark, Spain, Costa Rica, Guinea, and Chad and as Assistant Secretary for Inter-American Affairs. 

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    Spanish Alumni Mentoring Program #ProBonoProYouth - Support youth employment in Spain!

    Partnering with alumni from the NGO Helsinki España, the U.S. Embassy and the U.S. Department of State sponsored the project #ProBonoProYouth. The program aimed to establish a strong Spanish alumni network who provided pro-bono mentoring and training to unemployed graduates under the age of 35.  More »


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Entrepreneurship Summit

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You®Company Program

  • Logo (photo: You®Company) You®Company is a video series produced by the U.S. Embassy in Spain with the intention of empowering youth through entrepreneurial values: motivation, innovation, failure and critical thinking, and corporate social responsibility, by way of a series of videos where Spanish and American entrepreneurs tell their own stories and chart their personal development in the business world. See videos.



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