The U.S. Embassy in Costa Rica said this week it would begin publishing a quarterly newsletter to communicate with its citizens living abroad in Costa Rica.
The name of the publication is “American Connections,” and the embassy said it is geared to the interests and issues important to U.S. citizens. The first issue was sent out electronically Monday and featured a story about Ambassador Anne S. Andrew’s visit to Limón in October where she donated an ambulance, visited with Peace Corps volunteers and met with native groups.
The newsletter also featured practical information soliciting wardens within Costa Rica to facilitate communication between American communities and the embassy during times of crisis. The newsletter includes voting information about new absentee polling laws and promises to highlight in each edition a different community group. The newsletter said that someone interested in featuring a community group can write to firstname.lastname@example.org. The announcement also asks for suggestions from Americans as to what topics the publication should address.
To subscribe to the newsletter the Embassy requests that readers follow this link: https://travelregistration.state.gov/ibrs/ui/. This is the link that allows travelers to register with the embassy in the countries they visit.
The U.S. State Department has embarked on a social media outreach program, and the embassy here has Twitter and Facebook accounts, too.