Freedom of speech and power of the arts [video]

The United States government respects the right of writers and artists to express themselves freely. Learn more about freedom of speech in America.
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A vision for a new Venezuela [video]

What will the new Venezuela look like? Watch this video that lays out a promising vision of a peaceful, free and prosperous future for the country.
Tillerson standing at attention with a military guard (State Dept./Jorge Gomez)

Tillerson stresses partnerships in recent visit to Latin America, the Caribbean

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson focused on strengthening U.S. partnerships during his weeklong trip to Latin America and the Caribbean.
Man with dog on leash standing amidst luggage on tarmac in front of plane (© ONLINER.BY/AP Images)

Democratic partners condemn crackdown in Belarus

The United States and partner nations have sanctioned Belarusian officials in an effort to deter the regime's human rights violations.
Two people putting paper ballots into ballot boxes (© Efrem Lukatsky/AP Images)

3 ways USAID promotes free, fair elections around the world

Learn how USAID helped lay the groundwork for transparent, peaceful and inclusive electoral processes in Ukraine, Mauritania and the Maldives.

2015 has been a year of real reforms in Ukraine

Ukraine has made major progress by passing more reform legislation in 2015 than in all other years of its independent history. What will 2016 bring?
Two small children looking at bowl of food (© Eraldo Peres/AP Images)

The plight of Venezuelan children [video]

Due to the corruption and mismanagement of Maduro and his cronies, the children of Venezuela have suffered and starved over the past several years.