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Creating meaningful exchanges with leaders around the world

The State Department's International Visitor Leadership Program is celebrating 80 years of bringing leaders from around the world to the U.S.
People extending their arms to shake hands with Juan Guaidó (© Ariana Cubillos/AP Images)

The two choices for Venezuela’s future

The illegitimate Maduro regime wants to stay in power, causing more Venezuelans to suffer. But what would a future without his influence look like?
Masked man pointing at journalists with cameras on sidewalk (© AFP/Getty Images)

As fraudulent election nears, Maduro cracks down on journalists

In the past six weeks, the illegitimate Maduro regime in Venezuela has detained more journalists and editors for publishing and investigating the truth.
Brick-and-tile building with arches and two towers (© Ken Wolter/Alamy)

U.S. remains the top choice for students to study abroad

The annual Open Doors report shows where and what international students are studying in the U.S. — and why the U.S. remains a top destination for study.
Aerial view of monastery and confluence of rivers near town (© Vano Shlamov/AFP/Getty Images)

Preserving an invaluable monastery in Georgia

The U.S. Ambassador’s Fund for Cultural Preservation is providing more than $600,000 for the preservation of Jvari Monastery's major church.
Thirty-six people on small computer screens participating in online meeting (Juan Manuel Herrera/OAS)

OAS: Elections in Venezuela will not be free and fair

At the 50th General Assembly, the Organization of American States passed a resolution condemning the illegitimate Maduro regime's attacks on democracy.
Group of protesters holding signs, making fists, shouting (© Matias Delacroix/AP Images)

Venezuelans protest for teachers and basic services

During September and early October, hundreds of protesters took to the streets across Venezuela to demand a better quality of life.
People struggling with each other outside of building (© Fernando Llano/AP Images)

Venezuela’s crisis threatens nearby democracies

The illegitimate Maduro regime's abetting of illegal activities, like drug and gold trafficking, destroys democracy inside and outside of Venezuela.
Photo illustration of five people (Photo Illustration: State Dept./Images: © John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation)

Meet the 2020 MacArthur geniuses

Each year, the MacArthur Foundation gives 20 to 30 individuals $625,000 grants to pursue creative research projects in their chosen fields.