Mexico’s Consul in Tucson, Rafael Barceló Durazo

Mexico’s Consul in Tucson, Rafael Barceló Durazo

Mexico’s Consul in Tucson, Rafael Barceló Durazo  In November we heard from the current U.S. Consul General to Nogales, Sonora, Laura Biedenbach, whose chat was moderated by our former Consul General to Nogales, Sonora, Virginia Staab. In the recap of that meeting, I mentioned that it was such a pleasure and privilege to have a Read more about Mexico’s Consul in Tucson, Rafael Barceló Durazo[…]

A Portuguese colony until 1975

A Portuguese colony until 1975

A Portuguese colony until 1975, Angola’s path since independence has been marked by on-going civil war, government corruption, a countryside full of hidden land mines, disease, and huge debt to China and other power countries until 2017, when President João Lorenzo was elected. According to U.S. Ambassador Nina Maria Fite, the new President has begun Read more about A Portuguese colony until 1975[…]

Consul General Nogales, Mexico

Consul General Nogales, Mexico

Consul General Laura Biedenbach, U.S. Consulate Nogales, Sonora One of my favorite projects at Citizen Diplomacy Alliance is our Meet the Ambassadors program. How many people have the chance to see our world through the eyes of our amazing Foreign Service diplomats directly from our embassies abroad? In the past year, we have visited with Read more about Consul General Nogales, Mexico[…]

Meet Chargé d’Affaires Richard H. Glenn from the U.S. Embassy in Chile

Meet Chargé d’Affaires Richard H. Glenn from the U.S. Embassy in Chile

In a lively and truly insightful meeting, Richard H. Glenn, head of the U.S. Delegation to Chile, painted a picture of a country that emerged from the military dictatorship in the 70’s and 80’s to become a strong partner with the U.S. in promoting the values of democracy. Chile’s transition from dictatorship to a strong, Read more about Meet Chargé d’Affaires Richard H. Glenn from the U.S. Embassy in Chile[…]

Congratulations to Todd Robinson

Congratulations to Todd Robinson

Todd Robinson, former Ambassador to Guatemala, has been confirmed as the new Assistant Secretary for State INL. “Almost all of the illicit drugs causing the unprecedented rise in American deaths from drug overdoses are produced outside the United States. In order to achieve sustainable long-term solutions to the security challenges present by the illicit drug Read more about Congratulations to Todd Robinson[…]

Ambassador Julie D. Fisher, US Special Envoy to Belarus

Ambassador Julie D. Fisher, US Special Envoy to Belarus

Meet Ambassador Julie D. Fisher, US Special Envoy to Belarus Julie Fisher “accidentally” joined the Foreign Service. As the daughter of a US military pilot who was active during the Cold War, she became fascinated with the situation in Russia as she watched the collapse of the USSR. While she intended to be a business Read more about Ambassador Julie D. Fisher, US Special Envoy to Belarus[…]

Ambassador Popp – Guatemala

From the U.S. Embassy in Guatemala, Ambassador William W. Popp shared his insights into the complexities of the many facets of Guatemalan culture, history and politics and its role on the global stage Only “one border away” from the United States, and one of the poorest nations in Latin America, Guatemala’s unstable economy has opened Read more about Ambassador Popp – Guatemala[…]

Ambassador Fite of Angola

Ambassador Fite of Angola

A Portuguese colony until 1975, Angola’s path since independence has been marked by on-going civil war, government corruption, a countryside full of hidden land mines, disease, and huge debt to China and other power countries until 2017, when President João Lorenzo was elected. According to U.S. Ambassador Nina Maria Fite, the new President has begun Read more about Ambassador Fite of Angola[…]