Imperial Valley News Center
Washington, DC - On June 27, the State Department’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs will host the spring semester finalists for the “Peer to Peer [P2P]: Challenging Extremism” initiative. The initiative, an innovative partnership between the U.S. government and universities around the world, empowers students to design and pilot new digital products and tools that strengthen communities and societies against violent extremist ideologies that recognize no borders.
Washington, DC - Building on the momentum of President Obama’s historic March trip to Cuba, hall of famer Shaquille O’Neal, a 15 time National Basketball Association (NBA) all-star, will serve as a U.S. Department of State Sports Envoy to Cuba from June 25–28. This people-to-people program taps into the unique strength of sports—including basketball—to reach out to young people and promote cooperation and engagement in Cuba.
Washington, DC - Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs Thomas Shannon will travel to Kuwait City, Kuwait on June 26. While there, he will meet with Kuwaiti government officials to discuss a range of bilateral and regional issues. He will also meet with UN officials and others involved in the ongoing Yemeni peace talks to underscore U.S. support for those talks.
El Centro, California - Last night, at approximately 1932 hours, an Imperial County Jail inmate identified as 46 year old Mario Navarro collapsed as he was being escorted into his jail housing module. Immediate medical aid was provided by jail staff. Imperial County Fire paramedics and Gold Cross Ambulance responded to the jail, but Navarro was unable to be revived.
Imperial, California - The Imperial County Sheriff’s Office Boating Enforcement Safety Team (B.E.S.T.) will be one of twenty-seven law enforcement entities from California that will be participating in the “Operation Dry Water” campaign.
Washington, DC - The State Department welcomes Bloomberg L.P. as the newest Partner of the Global Equality Fund.