Our favorite pictures of 2016

We are sharing some images from our activities and important events that we shared on our Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube accounts. We’ll see you in 2017!

January

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Fourteen Peruvian young women participated in the Department of State’s Sports Diplomacy program, which also included cultural activities in New York and Washington, DC, and attendance at an NBA game
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Ambassador Nichols congratulated 170 public school teachers who received training in English instruction thanks to “Beca Docente” scholarships from PRONABEC
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Our scholarship recipients Eliazar Ramos, José Marín, Roxana Cahuana and Roxana Chipana participated in the Study of the U.S. Institutes for Student Leaders for four weeks in the U.S.

February

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Assistant Secretary of State for Economic and Business Affairs Amb. Charles H. Rivkin participated in a meeting on “U.S.-Peru Trade Relations on the Seventh Anniversary of the PTPA”
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Howard Gospel Choir performed a free concert at the Ermita de Belén in Barranco and visited the towns of Zaña and Chincha, where they shared their music with Afro-Peruvian communities

March

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Ambassador Nichols inaugurated an air quality monitor to provide information on air quality in the area around the U.S. Embassy in Peru through AirNow.gov
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During Super Tuesday, we followed the primary elections and caucuses in the United States, and heard from Spanish-speaking election experts about the primary process
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The historic visit of President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama to Havana, following the re-establishment of diplomatic relations between Cuba and the United States

April

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The Embassy sponsored the “Guerreras” women’s soccer program and presented uniforms to the young women who train in San Juan de Lurigancho
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We celebrated Earth Day in Manchay with talented young musicians from Jazz House Kids and the Sinfonía por el Perú
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The “Fotos por el Cambio” (Photos for Change”) workshops, sponsored by the U.S. Embassy in Peru, took place in four cities in Peru, focusing on the lives of women entrepreneurs, as well as the story of their businesses, their challenges, and accomplishments

May

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Judith Heumann, Special Advisor for International Disability Rights, visited Peru and spoke with university students
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Pedro Crisóstomo told us about his experience as the first Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative (YLAI) Fellow, an initiative created by President Barack Obama

June

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Dr. Jill Biden, Second Lady of the United States, visited Peru to promote economic empowerment and educational opportunities for women and girls among government and civil society
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Ambassador Nichols cheered for Peru’s national soccer team during the Centennial Copa América tournament in the United States

July

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We toasted to friendship between Peru and the United States during the 4th of July celebration at Ambassador Nichols’ residence
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Our women athletes from the “USA-Perú de Fútbol Femenino” soccer team met American author Elizabeth Eulberg during the International Book Fair of Lima
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Ambassador Nichols congratulated all Peruvians on the 195th anniversary of Peru’s independence and wore the traditional pin

August

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Acting Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs Mari Carmen Aponte traveled to Pucallpa to see programs for alternative development to replace illicit coca cultivation
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U.S. Embassy Lima joined the #NiUnaMenos (Not One Less) movement against gender-based violence in Peru

September

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The thirteen Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative (YLAI) Fellows traveled to the U.S. Embassy in Peru for their orientation prior to their travel to the United States
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Ambassador Brian Nichols announced the winner of the 2016 Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation: the project presented by World Monuments Fund for the conservation of the thirteen towers of Chankillo, in Áncash region

October

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The Counselor for the U.S. Department of State, Ambassador Kristie Kenney, visited Peru for the first time
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First Lady Michelle Obama spoke via Skype with participants in the Embassy’s English language programs for the International Day of the Girl

November

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President Barack Obama addressed more than 1,000 young entrepreneurs participating in the YLAI initiative and students from the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú (Catholic University of Peru)
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President Barack Obama met with Peruvian President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski during the 2016 APEC Economic Leaders Meeting. Photo: AP Images
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Ambassador Brian Nichols received the Charles E. Cobb, Jr award for promoting trade, promoting U.S. commercial interests, and improving prosperity through his efforts to promote trade relations with Peru

December

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Our scholarship recipients from the Colegio de Alto Rendimiento (COAR) Ayacucho will travel with their teacher Tisbe López to Arizona State University to participate in an English Camp
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Ambassador Nichols inaugurated an insectarium at NAMRU-6 in Iquitos, which advances the Embassy’s commitment to develop a malaria vaccine and to expand research against diseases such as dengue, Zika, and chikungunya