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Former YLAI fellow organizes conference on the inclusion of people with disabilities in hotels and restaurants

As part of the initiatives to promote the inclusion of people with disabilities, the “Heart of Service” conference was attended by representatives of Guatemala’s hotel and restaurant sector. The workshop was organized by Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative – YLAI alumni Paola Alvarado after seeing similar initiatives in the United States. This event addressed different ...
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Statement by Heather Nauert (U.S State Department Spokesperson)

August 27, 2017 President Morales’ Decision to Expel CICIG Commissioner Ivan Velásquez from Guatemala We are deeply concerned by Guatemalan President Morales’ announcement of his decision to bar the United Nation’s International Commission against Impunity in Guatemala (CICIG) Commissioner Ivan Velásquez from the country. Mr. Velásquez has been an effective leader of CICIG in its ...
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Ambassador Todd Robinson participated in the 2017 VisitUSA Summit

Ambassador Todd Robinson participated in the VisitUSA Summit to promote tourism and travel to the United States. The event was developed through several days that combined business meetings, seminars and workshops that spoke about the novelties that invite to acquire different services or visit particular destinations of that country. The Ambassador had the opportunity to ...
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Remarks by the Vice President on Latin America

Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church Miami, Florida THE VICE PRESIDENT:  Governor Scott, Senator Rubio, Congressman Diaz-Balart, thank you for those stirring words.  These are three great leaders and three great champions of freedom.  (Applause.) To Miami-Dade County Mayor Gimenez, Mayor Bermudez, distinguished guests, it is my great honor to join you here today in ...
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Last weekend, 150 girls and young women graduated from the “Círculo de Niñas”

Last weekend, 150 girls and young women graduated from the “Círculo de Niñas” program developed by Vital Voices Guatemala in the department of El Quiché, in the villages of Los Angeles, Chacalté and Xix. During one year, the participants received training in topics of entrepreneurship, financial education, nutrition, health, human rights, and violence prevention. The ...
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