Imperial Valley News
Calexico, California - Calexico City Councilmember Maritza Hurtado: "During our briefing yesterday, you reported to me that Mr. Bostic has been fired due to insubordination and due to direction given to you to do so by the city council. You further explained your decision was due to his moving forward with the 16 “new” investigations, although ordered not to do so, and, his disregard to the $10,000.00 spending limit the council recently put in place.
Washington, DC - Secretary of State John Kerry: "On World AIDS Day, we recognize the millions of people impacted by HIV/AIDS – the lives lost and the families forever torn apart by this disease. We also acknowledge the heroic and life-saving work of partners from governments, the private sector, civil society, and faith-based organizations across the world.
Brussels, Belgium - Secretary Kerry met today in Brussels with Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu to continue the discussion President Obama had this morning in Paris with Turkish President Erdogan.
Washington, DC - The United States and Cuba held biannual Migration Talks on November 30 at the U.S. Department of State. Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs Deputy Assistant Secretary Alex Lee led the discussions for the United States; Director General Josefina Vidal of the U.S. Division of the Cuban Ministry of Foreign Affairs led the Cuban delegation.
William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board Elects Laura Skandera Trombley as Chair, Jeffrey Bleich as Vice Chair for 2016
Washington, DC - The J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board (FFSB) elected Laura Skandera Trombley as Chair and Jeffrey Bleich as Vice Chair for 2016 at its annual election on November 12, 2015 in Washington, D.C. The 12-member Board was established by the U.S. Congress and is appointed by the President of the United States to oversee the worldwide Fulbright Program, which strengthens ties between the United States and other countries and equips participants with the skills needed to address global challenges.
Washington, DC - Secretary Kerry met today in Brussels with Polish Foreign Minister Witold Waszczykowski. The Secretary expressed his gratitude to Poland for reaching its two-percent of GDP defense spending goal and for hosting the NATO Summit in Warsaw this coming July.