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Woman waving a Venezuelan flag in the center of a group of people (© Leonardo Fernandez/ AP Images)

Maduro election tactics: Threaten, exile, detain, bribe

As the former regime continues to extort, imprison and physically threaten members of Venezuela's National Assembly, the country's democracy disintegrates.
Young women watching jet of water propel ball in air (U.S. Embassy Estonia)

Equipping teenage girls to be scientists or engineers

What happens when 100 girls from five different countries come together for a science and technology camp? Teamwork, friendship and skills-building
Illustration of open vault with gold bars showing (State Dept./D. Thompson)

Corrupt Maduro props up regime with Venezuelans’ gold

International Anti-Corruption Day is December 9. Learn how Maduro sells off Venezuela's gold reserves to fund his authoritarian regime.
Man standing on balcony (© Fred DuFour/AFP/Getty Images)

Huang Qi: The activist who reported human rights violations

Find out why human rights activist and journalist Huang Qi will spend the next 12 years in a Chinese prison and why the U.S. objects.
Three women seated, talking (© European Young Innovators Forum)

Here’s one way women-owned startups find financing

In Denmark, the U.S. Embassy teamed up with a local organization to equip female entrepreneurs with the support they need to succeed.
Flags of many countries waving on flagpoles (© Shutterstock)

Pompeo: Meaningful multilateralism means outcomes, not gestures

The U.S. supports "meaningful and effective multilateralism" for more peaceful relationships. Learn how these tactics have resolved crises in the past.
Young girl getting help putting on winter coat (© Eugene Gologursky/Getty Image)

Americans donate millions to charities on Giving Tuesday

Americans donate to charities on the first Tuesday after Thanksgiving to give back to their communities and help around the world.
Three young girls holding flags in front of wall holding cartoon (© Ben Curtis/AP Images)

‘Remarkable’ progress as U.S. marks World AIDS Day [infographics]

The U.S. has taken large strides to help prevent the spread of HIV/AIDS across the world. Learn more about how a government program is saving lives.
Long table of military personnel eating a meal and talking and laughing (U.S. Marine Corps/Staff Sgt. Dengrier M. Baez)

In pictures: U.S. troops celebrate Thanksgiving

Though far from home, Thanksgiving traditions old and new are carried on and shared by U.S. troops wherever they are around the world.