Social media contest to win invites for a concert of U.S. indie Latin band Orkestra Mendoza

Official Trivia Contest Rules Social media contest to win invites for a concert of U.S. indie Latin band Orkestra Mendoza Contest Sponsors «Social media contest to win invites for a concert of U.S. indie Latin band Orkesta Mendoza» is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, «Embassy Riga, Latvia» and «Latvian NGO “Koka arhitektūras fonds” …

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U.S. Embassy Raises Rainbow Flag on May 17 for International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia

Riga, May 17, 2022 – To mark the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia (IDAHOTB), the U.S. Embassy in Riga raised the rainbow flag today. Representatives from the Saeima, diplomatic community, and Latvian civil society joined Ambassador Carwile for the flag-raising ceremony. “I am proud to continue the Embassy’s tradition of gathering allies and …

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Ambassador John Carwile visits Rēzekne

U.S. Ambassador to Latvia John Carwile paid a two-day visit to Rēzekne on March 22-23 affirm U.S. support for Latvia, build on longstanding U.S.-Rēzekne ties, and thank the community for its generous support for the people of Ukraine. Ambassador Carwile: “The effects of Putin’s war of choice are not restricted to Ukraine and Russia. This …

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BOOKS ARE STILL COOL! April 20, 2018.

Hello all avid readers.  Books Are Still Cool has something special for April.  American Latvian author Ināra Vērzemniece, and non-fiction creative writing assistant professor at the University of Iowa, will herself join the post read discussion via Skype.  Her book, Among the Living and the Dead, has been critically acclaimed by the New York Times …

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U.S. Embassy Riga to open Debora La Grasse’s multi-media art exhibition “Where the Great Smoke Rises – Art inspired by Latvian folksongs” in Talsi

Riga, January 10, 2018 – The United States Embassy in Latvia is proud to announce the opening of the “Where the Great Smoke Rises – Art inspired by Latvian folksongs” multi-media art exhibit by Florida artist Deborah La Grasse at the Talsi museum exhibition hall, January 11, at 4:00 p.m. U.S. Embassy Riga Deputy Chief …

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BOOKS ARE STILL COOL! January 31, 2018.

Books Are Still Cool has a first ever – this month’s book’s author himself will host the book discussion!!! Jon A. Logan, author of Why Me? Why Not Me!, is presently serving with the US armed forces in Latvia at Lielvārde. About the book: “Decades of poor choices, dealing with tragedy, substance abuse, professional and …

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U.S. Embassy Riga and Adelīna Darviņa to open photo exhibition “From Coast to Coast – U.S. National Parks” in Rēzekne

Riga, November 27, 2017 – The United States Embassy in Latvia is proud to announce the opening of the “From Coast to Coast – U.S. National Parks” photo exhibition by Latvian photographer Adelīna Darviņa at the Rēzekne Academy of Technologies (RTA), Atbrīvošanas aleja 115 , Rēzekne on Tuesday, November 28 at 1:00 p.m. Photographer Adelīna Darviņa and U.S. …

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U.S. Ambassador Visits Alūksne, Balvi, Gulbene

Riga, July 25, 2017 – On July 23-25, Ambassador Nancy Pettit visited the northeastern Latvian towns of Alūksne, Balvi, and Gulbene.  In Alūksne, Ambassador Pettit met with Mayor Arturs Dukulis and visited the Ernst Glueck Bible Museum, the Alūksne Infantry School, and the Pededze border crossing. In Balvi, Ambassador Pettit met with Balvi Mayor Aigars …

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