Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs
April 1, 2013


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Date: 06/13/2013 Description: Photo collage promoting a WHA video on Education, Energy, and Freedom of Expression. - State Dept Image

Video: Education, Energy, and Freedom of Expression Highlight March

Welcome to “What’s New?”, a monthly effort to keep you abreast of the efforts to represent your interests in the Western Hemisphere by the State Department’s Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs, led by Assistant Secretary Roberta Jacobson. We can’t offer you everything in a one page newsletter but we hope you enjoy this snapshot and keep in touch with us via the web and social media properties provided above.


Date: 06/13/2013 Description: Still of Assistant Secretary Jacobson from WHA year in review video. - State Dept Image State in the Americas

The year 2012 brought dynamic new developments in the Western Hemisphere, highlighted by a series of ambitious new initiatives together with our hemispheric partners. See More


Date: 06/13/2013 Description: Under Secretary Sonenshine, Cuban Blogger Yoani Sanchez, and Acting Ambassador-at-Large Wiener. - State Dept Image

Voice of Freedom

During her recent U.S. travels Yoani Sanchez stopped by the State Department and had the opportunity to speak with members of our team as well as Under Secretary Tara Sonenshine. See More


Date: 06/13/2013 Description: Screenshot of Julieta Castellanos from WHA Women of Courage video. - State Dept ImageWoman of Courage

Julieta Castellanos, the Rector of the National Autonomous University of Honduras, and 8 other extraordinary women win the Secretary of State's International Women of Courage Award. See More


Date: 06/13/2013 Description: On the Calendar icon - State Dept Image

  1. April 15-16: Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU)- 18th National Capital Forum Read More
  2. April 23-25: World Economic Forum on Latin America Read More
  3. May 2-4: President Obama will travel to Mexico and Costa Rica. Read More