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International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia

Today, on May 17, we mark International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia. We celebrate human diversity and reaffirm the dignity and inherent worth of all people, regardless of who they are or whom they love. Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) rights are human rights – all people deserve equal dignity and to live ...
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Ambassador Sterling Commemorates the End of World War II

Ambassador Adam Sterling laid a wreath together with Slovak president Andrej Kiska and other host country and foreign representatives at the Makov War Memorial on May 8 to commemorate the end of World War II. The Makov War Memorial, near the border with the Czech Republic, commemorates the actions of a Czechoslovak guerilla brigade and ...
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Demonstration Alert – U. S. Embassy, Bratislava, Slovakia, April 27, 2018

Location: There is a demonstration planned for Námestie SNP in Bratislava. Event: A demonstration is planned for Friday, April 27, 2018 beginning at 17:00 to 19:00 to show discontent with the ruling government coalition and alleged corruption.  A crowd in the thousands is expected to attend the protest to be held at Námestie SNP. Public transportation and roads in ...
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U.S. Embassy Honors Slovak Human Rights Defenders

Ambassador Adam Sterling honored three Slovak citizens on April 25 for their efforts in advancing human rights, women’s rights, and transparency in Slovakia at the Embassy’s annual Human Rights Awards Ceremony. Investigative journalist Jan Kuciak, formerly of aktuality.sk, received the Transparency Award posthumously for his investigative reporting into corruption, his courage to pursue the truth ...
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Security Alert – U. S. Embassy Bratislava, Slovakia April 25, 2018

Location: All of Slovakia Event: The U.S. government remains concerned that terrorists are intent on targeting U.S. citizens, including children.  Terrorists may employ a variety of tactics, such as violent assaults and kidnappings.  In the past they have used knives, guns and vehicles as ramming devices.  They may target schools, hospitals, churches, tourist locations, transportation ...
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