Ambassador Villegas Meets with the Interim Governor of Puerto Rico
During a visit to Puerto Rico, Colombian Ambassador to the United States Luis Carlos Villegas met with the interim Governor of Puerto Rico David Bernier - the first official visit of an Ambassador of Colombia to Puerto Rico.
President Santos Announces New Cabinet
President Juan Manuel Santos on August 11, 2014, announced the appoinment of his Cabinet for his second term, who will work together to promote peace, equity and education.
Peace a Central Theme of President Santos Inaugural Address
During the inaugural procession on August 7, 2014, Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos was surrounded by his wife, First Lady María Clemencia de Santos, and their children Martín, María Antonia and Esteban, and children wearing white – symbolizing peace. President Santos also donned a white dove lapel pin, as did his sons.
President Santos Sworn Into Second Term
On August 7, 2014, Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos was sworn in to his second term (2014-2018). In his inaugural address, the President spoke passionately about re-imagining Colombia in the context of three pillars – peace, equity and education.
U.S. and Colombia Hold First Meeting of Bilateral Steering Group on ICT
Colombian Minister for Information and Communications Technology Diego Molano and U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Daniel A. Sepulveda participate in a press conference following the first meeting of the bilateral Information and Communications Technology Steering Group in Bogotá.
Ambassador Villegas hosts Colombian tennis players participating at the Citi Open
On Wednesday, Ambassador Villegas hosted (from left to right) Miguel Tobón (trainer), Alejandro González, Santiago Giraldo, Robert Farah, Felipe Berón (entrenador), Alejandro Falla at the Residence in honor of their participation in the Citi Open tennis tournament in Washington D.C.
Colombia Celebrates National Independence Day in Washington
Colombians living in the Washington, DC metropolitan area gathered at the Organization of American States on July 20 to celebrate Colombian Independence Day. The evening event featured musical performances, dancing and more. Foto credit: Edgar Becerra
Ambassador Villegas Speaks to Local Colombian Community at Independence Day Celebration
On July 20, Ambassador to the United States Luis Carlos Villegas addressed a festive crowd of Colombians living in the Washington, DC metropolitan area during a local Colombian Independence Day celebration at the Organization of American States. Foto credit: Edgar Becerra
Mensaje del Presidente de la República de Colombia, Juan Manuel Santos, con ocasión de los 204 años de la Independencia de Colombia
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Colombia’s Tall Ship “ARC GLORIA” Visits Florida
On June 30, Colombia’s tall ship and the training ship of the Colombian Navy – the “ARC GLORIA” – arrived at the Tampa Convention Center Pier. Upon its arrival, Ambassador Villegas received the ship and greeted the crew. Following the Tampa visit, GLORIA will depart for Miami and will arrive on July 6.
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