Air Force Training Mission in Riga

Riga, June 15, 2020–The U.S. Air Force plans to conduct a training mission on Jun 15, 2020, over the Riga airport. The U.S. routinely and visibly demonstrates commitment to our Allies and partners through the global employment of our military forces. Training together with NATO Allies enhances not only the readiness of U.S. forces, but …

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ALERT: Visa Services Suspension

On March 11, 2020, President Donald J. Trump issued Presidential Proclamation 9993 titled “Suspension of Entry as Immigrants and Nonimmigrants of Certain Additional Persons Who Pose a Risk of Transmitting 2019 Novel Coronavirus.” This proclamation suspends entry as non-immigrants or immigrants for aliens who were physically present within the Schengen Zone during the 14-day period …

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Treasury Sanctions Corruption and Material Support Networks

U.S. Department of the Treasury December 9, 2019 Global Magnitsky and Venezuela designations target corruption on International Anti-Corruption Day Washington – Corruption is a global problem. It undermines the abilities of governments to adequately care for their citizens; erodes the legal, moral, and ethical fabric of society; and facilitates transnational crime. Today, on International Anti-Corruption …

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Anti-Corruption Day: Recognizing Latvia’s Efforts to Fight Money Laundering

Ambassador John L. Carwile December 4, 2019 Since my arrival in November as the United States Ambassador, Latvians have proven to be welcoming, gracious, and committed partners of the United States. Next week, we commemorate International Anti-Corruption Day, and what better way to mark the day than to review Latvia’s progress over the past year. …

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U.S. Embassy Nominates Brigita Dreiže as Trafficking in Persons Hero

Riga, September 5, 2019 – U.S. Chargé d’Affaires to Latvia Paul Poletes hosted a lunch on September 5 in honor of Ms. Brigita Dreiže of the anti-trafficking working group in Liepāja. During the lunch, Chargé Poletes presented a certificate to Ms. Dreiže in honor of her nomination for the 2019 Trafficking in Persons Report Hero …

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The United States Air Forces in Europe Band to take part in Latvia’s centennial events

Riga, November 16, 2018 – To honour the centenary of Latvia, the The United States Air Forces in Europe (USAFE) Band will take part in the parade of Latvian National Armed Forces in Riga on November 18. The orchestra will also perform a concert in Jumprava Culture House on November 19 at 16:00. Entrance to …

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Assistant Secretary for Terrorist Financing Marshall Billingslea meets with Latvian Counterparts on Threats to the International Financial System

Riga, March 10, 2018 – U.S. Department of the Treasury Assistant Secretary for Terrorist Financing Marshall Billingslea met with Latvian officials on March 8-9 to discuss illicit finance threats to the Latvian financial system. In his meetings, A/S Billingslea discussed risks posed to Latvia’s financial system from over-reliance on non-resident banking services, commended the significant …

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USS James E Williams Visit to Rīga

Riga, August 24, 2017 – On Friday, August 25, the Arleigh Burke-class destroyer USS James Williams (DDG-95) will arrive in Riga, Latvia for a scheduled port visit. The port visit serves to enhance U.S.-Latvian relations as the two nations work together for a stable, secure and prosperous Baltic region and Europe.  The ship’s presence in …

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U.S. and Latvian Military Engineers to Complete Repair Works at “Mēs esam līdzās” Rehabilitation Center

Riga, August 11, 2017 – The United States European Command (EUCOM), in partnership with the U.S. Embassy Riga, U.S. Air National Guard, the Latvian National Armed Forces and the “Mēs esam līdzās” Rehabilitation Center have completed a humanitarian-civic assistance (HCA) project at the “Mēs esam līdzās” Rehabilitation Center. To mark the conclusion of the project …

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Check out Our New Site!

Yes, we have a brand new website! Have a look around! The new-look website has seven sections representing broad topics that may be of interest to you. The sections are broken down further into sub-categories to assist you in finding specific information. The Seven Sections are: Visas – For all your Visa needs and questions. U.S. Citizen Services – …

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2014 Secretary of State’s International Women of Courage Award

February 13, 2014 The U.S. Embassy nominates Iluta Lace, Director of the Marta Resource Center for Women, for the 2014 Secretary of State’s International Women of Courage Award. Iluta Lace has demonstrated exceptional courage in raising awareness and advocating for legal protections for victims of domestic violence and human trafficking. Under Iluta’s leadership, a dedicated …

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