Reflecting the Views of the U.S. Government as Broadcast on The Voice of America


Economy and Trade

Colombian flowers being prepared for export to U.S.

Audio U.S.- Colombian Economic Partnership Benefits Both

Last year, 34 percent of Colombia’s exports went to the United States, while the largest share of investment into Colombia comes from the United States. More

IBM employee Yang Bo shakes hands with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry (2nd L) after being the first Chinese citizen to be issued a ten-year visa.

Audio Extending U.S. - China Visa Validity

U.S. President Barack Obama recently announced in Beijing that the United States and the People’s Republic of China have concluded a reciprocal visa validity arrangement for tourists, business travelers, and students. More

US Treasury Building

Audio U.S. Designates Major Colombian Kingpin

The U.S. Department of the Treasury announced on November 6, the designation of German Alberto Perez Ocampo, a prolific cocaine supplier to Mexican cartels for more than a decade, pursuant to the Foreign Narcotics Kingpin Designation Act (Kingpin Act). More

Vietnamese women gather to sell vegetables at a street market.

Audio Kerry on Women and the Economy

A large and growing body of evidence leaves little doubt that when women participate in the formal marketplace, the economic strength and competitiveness of the entire country rise. More

U.S. President Barack Obama, right, looks on China's President Xi Jinping, second right, shaking hands with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, left, at the start of a meeting after participating in the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit.

Audio When U.S. and China Work Together, Global Economy Benefits

The 21 Pacific Rim economies that comprise the membership of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, or APEC, forum are home to approximately 40 percent of the world’s population, and three-fifths of the global economy. More


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Audio Expanding South Central Asian Trade

"The region has enormous barriers preventing the movement of peoples, goods, energy, and ideas."
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Audio Afghanistan and the Heart of Asia Initiatives

“The inauguration of the government of national unity marked a new beginning for Afghanistan.”
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Audio Partnering for Change in Tanzania

The United States is committed to strengthening ties with the nations of Africa, one of the world's most dynamic and fastest-growing regions.
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Audio Lew Meets with Egypt's Financial Minister

U.S. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew recently met with Egypt’s Finance Minister Hany Dimian in Cairo, Egypt; and discussed the steps Egypt has taken in advancing its economic reforms.
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Audio Review of Defense Cooperation with Japan

“These bilateral defense guidelines serve as the policy framework that helps define our roles and our missions and our alliance capabilities.”
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Audio Sanctions as Tools of U.S. Foreign Policy

Goal, is to “maximize the impact of sanctions while minimizing their costs on innocent civilians and private businesses at home and abroad.”
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Kerry on U.S.-ASEAN Prosperity

The true measure of our success is not whether [our economies] continue to grow, but how they grow.
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Audio U.S. Welcomes Techwomen 2014 Participants

Seventy-eight women from around the Middle East and Africa arrived in California’s Silicon Valley recently, where they will spend the next month working side-by-side with their American counterparts in the science, technology, engineering, and math fields.
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Audio Obama Welcomes Modi to U.S.

President Barack Obama recently welcomed Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to the White House.
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Audio A New OAS Resolution on Drug Policy

The Organization of American States adopted a resolution underscoring the importance of hemispheric and international cooperation in jointly tackling the world drug problem.
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Audio U.S. Priorities at the 69th General Assembly

Many pressing global issues are being discussed, in what Acting Assistant Secretary of State for International Organizations Dean Pittman said is a “challenging time for the United States and its partners.”
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Audio Ukraine Signs Pact with European Union

The Ukrainian parliament has voted to ratify its Association Agreement with the European Union.
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Audio Improving Product Safety for U.S., Mexican Consumers

Memorandum of Understanding will help stop health and safety hazards before they become a problem.
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Audio U.S. - Honduras' Fight Against Drug Trafficking

The U.S. Department of the Treasury announced this month the designation of the Los Valles drug trafficking organization in Honduras.
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Audio Kerry on the Lower Mekong Initiative

In Secretary Kerry’s travels on the Mekong Delta, he noted the communities are as connected to the river as they have ever been.
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Audio Kerry On ASEAN

“ASEAN is at the center of the [Asia-Pacific] region’s multilateral architecture, and it plays a critical role in promoting both peace, prosperity, and also a regional integration throughout Asia.”
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Audio Strengthening Institutions in the Asia-Pacific

The United States depends on a stable, prosperous Asia for its own economic stability and security.
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Audio U.S., E.U. Again Sanction Russia

The United States is doing everything it can to support the international investigation into the downing of flight MH17 and make sure that justice is done.
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Audio Summit Demonstrates U.S. Commitment to Africa

The leaders of some 50 African nations are gathering here in Washington to meet with U.S. government, business and civil society leaders to discuss trade and investment, peace and regional stability, and governing for the next generation.
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Audio Pursuing Energy Security in Ukraine, Europe

Supply diversification is critical to mitigating the impact of such a cut off. That’s why the U.S. supports the building of new liquefied natural gas terminals.
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