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U.S. partners support Venezuelan refugees and their host countries

Across South America, the State Department and USAID fund charity groups to help displaced Venezuelans find employment in their host countries.
Rattan Lal standing in a lab (© World Food Prize)

Soil researcher wins World Food Prize

Rattan Lal, a professor at The Ohio State University, received the 2020 World Food Prize for his career addressing food security and soil health.
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New satellite tech speeds response during natural disasters

A U.S. company, Hypergiant Industries, has created a new communications platform that helps governments quickly respond to natural disasters.
Rocket lifting off from launchpad (NASA/Bill Ingalls & Joel Kowsky)

A historic first: NASA sends astronauts to space aboard private craft

NASA and SpaceX sent two astronauts to the International Space Station, marking the first time a private company's craft put humans into Earth's orbit.
Woman in face mask holding package with man behind her with thumbs up (© COVIDsitters)

COVIDsitters help frontline workers

A movement that started in Minnesota is bringing child care and pet-sitting services to health care workers on the frontlines of fighting coronavirus.
Man standing behind screen in front of Venezuelan flag on wall (© Ariana Cubillos/AP Images)

How to prevent another failure of democracy in Venezuela

On May 20, 2018, Nicolás Maduro rigged Venezuela's presidential election and has remained in power ever since. Learn how the election was manipulated.
Man holding face shield (Courtesy of Elvis Rivera)

Scholars from U.S. exchange program fight COVID-19

Around the world, Fulbright scholars — past and present — are responding to coronavirus in their communities by using their training to help others.
Drone in flight (© Zipline)

U.S. company uses drones to deliver COVID-19 tests in Ghana

A California company that previously used its drone technology to deliver blood in Rwanda is now tackling COVID-19 in rural Ghana.
Guard wearing face mask standing in front of beds separated by partitions (© Orlando Sierra/AFP/Getty Images)

U.S. sends coronavirus aid to Central and South America

The U.S. government has supplied funding, medical infrastructure and know-how to help allies in Central and South America tackle COVID-19.