As in much of the world, millions of Americans will exchange gifts, worship together, then gather perhaps with family and friends.
The United States is launching a $3.4 million program to fight illegal trafficking in firearms.
The horrific killing of 26 people, most of them children, has revived the debate over the widespread ownership of guns in America.
Police in Cuba detained hundreds of Cuban citizens to prevent them from attending gatherings there to celebrate International Human Rights Day.
Cuban officials continue to reject calls by the United States and international community to release Alan Gross.
“We look to MCC for helping to bring about that strategic shift that we’re making in our development work from aid to investment."
Globally, over a 35 million people die of non-communicable diseases every year.
They will enter into the spirit of the day, giving thanks for life’s blessings and the promise of the future living in a free land.
“We feel like it is our responsibility to be a voice for the voiceless and the victims of human rights abuses."
The two countries, five years ago signed a bilateral Trade Promotion Agreement or TPA. This agreement entered into force October 31st.
Nicaragua’s governing Sandinista party has strengthened its control over the Central American nation.
On Veterans Day, America pauses to honor these men and women, and the values of duty and sacrifice they represent.