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U.S. tightens sanctions on Maduro, citing his ‘usurpation of power’

The Trump administration's latest sanctions bar business with the former Maduro regime while providing safeguards for humanitarian aid to Venezuela.

African Growth and Opportunity Act creates jobs, benefits entrepreneurs

The African Growth and Opportunity Act is responsible for the creation of about 350,000 direct jobs for Africa and another million or so indirect jobs.
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The chocolate makers in Vietnam

Learn how an American entrepreneur and a Vietnamese cacao grower are trying to put Vietnam on the chocolate map with the help of USAID.
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New trade deal is big — especially for him

The most progressive trade deal in history, TPP includes commitments to expand conservation and environmental protection across the Asia-Pacific region.
People setting up pump on vessel at sea (U.S. Coast Guard/Petty Officer 2nd Class Abraham Perez)

U.S. Coast Guard partners with South America to battle illegal fishing

As a part of the U.S. Coast Guard's Operation Southern Cross, the USCGC Stone is making its first patrol in the South Atlantic to combat illegal fishing.
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Free, open Indo-Pacific benefits all nations [video]

The United States stands with the Indo-Pacific region to promote free and open enterprise and respect for national sovereignty.
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U.S. wins record $7.5 billion award in WTO Airbus subsidies case

The World Trade Organization has granted its largest award ever to the U.S. after finding E.U. subsidies of Airbus harmed U.S. manufacturers and workers.
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China’s leaders expand use of forced labor

China's rulers are expanding use of forced labor in Xinjiang, posing risks to global supply chains, the U.S. Department of Labor says.
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Goals of the Peace to Prosperity plan [infographic]

The U.S. recently unveiled a Peace to Prosperity plan. In one graphic, learn how that plan will help the Palestinian people and the Middle East.