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Delivering on the promise of democracy

The United States is supporting democracies in Latin America, helping to fight corruption, keep people safe and invest in communities.
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Nations rally to fight global ransomware threat

The United States is partnering with numerous countries to disrupt ransomware incidents, which threaten infrastructure and the economy.
Couples with masks dancing in a plaza (© Matilde Campodonico/AP Images)

COVID-19 vaccine deliveries revive normal life

Deliveries of COVID-19 vaccine doses are giving people back the things they love, from spending time with relatives to enjoying concerts.
Illustration of Colin Powell (State Dept./D. Thompson)

Honoring former Secretary of State Colin Powell

Colin Powell, who represented America's highest ideals in military and civilian leadership, has died. Learn about his extraordinary life.
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Nobel honors journalists with peace prize

The Nobel Committee awarded its peace prize to two journalists, highlighting the role of free expression in countering authoritarianism.
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The Quad: Advancing peace and prosperity in the Indo-Pacific

Leaders of the U.S., Australia, India and Japan met in Washington to advance cooperation on climate change, development and other priorities.
Illustration of two hands passing money in envelope (State Dept./D. Thompson)

To support democracy, fight corruption

The U.S. and international partners are working to prevent and expose corruption around the world. Learn more about those efforts.
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Biden: ‘We must work together as never before’

Speaking at the U.N. General Assembly, President Biden pushed for global cooperation in the fight against COVID-19 and the climate crisis.
Collage of flags of Japan, Australia, United States and India (State Dept./Flag images: © Shutterstock)

The Quad: Supporting democratic values in the Indo-Pacific

The U.S., Australia, India and Japan are working together to tackle the COVID-19 pandemic and climate change and to advance Indo-Pacific security.