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Letter from the President — Foreign Narcotics Kingpin Designation Act

Dear Mr. Chairman: (Madam Chairman:) (Dear Representative:) (Dear Senator:) (Dear Mr. Vice Chairman:) This report to the Congress, under section 804(a) of the Foreign Narcotics Kingpin Designation Act, 21 U.S.C. 1903(b)(1) (the “Kingpin Act”), transmits my designations of the following three foreign individuals as appropriate for sanctions under the Kingpin Act and reports my direction of ...
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Nine Universities Win 100,000 Strong in the Americas Grants to Expand Study Abroad

Studying abroad just got easier. The Department of State announced on May 25 the nine universities selected to receive the latest round of 100,000 Strong in the Americas innovation grants. Since January, twenty three grants have been awarded to universities across the hemisphere. This round of grants, sponsored by Santander Universities, incentivizes universities to provide ...
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General strike in Colombia may affect many services

Multiple media outlets are reporting that a nation-wide general strike planned by public and private sector workers on March 17 may cause significant traffic delays and disruptions and also negatively effect services such as hospitals and public transportation throughout Colombia.  The U.S. Embassy recommends U.S. citizens and their family members prepare for these disruptions. The U.S. ...
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