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Congressional Testimony

Challenges at the Border: Examining and Addressing the Root Causes Behind the Rise in Apprehensions at the Southern Border

Wednesday, July 16, 2014  |  Eric Farnsworth

In testimony before the U.S. Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Government Affairs, COA's Eric Farnsworth explained why Central American security and development play a role in the child migrant crisis. ... Read More

Congressional Testimony: The Iranian Presence in the Western Hemisphere

Thursday, August 1, 2013  |  Eric Farnsworth

Healthy democracies in Latin America make better U.S. partners while countering influence from countries like Iran, explains COA's Eric Farnsworth in testimony to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs' Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere. ... Read More

Submission for the Record on North American Offshore Drilling

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

In a statement submitted to the Committee on Natural Resources, the Council of the Americas urged cooperation with Cuba on offshore drilling, citing examples of similar cooperation with Canada and Mexico. The Council pointed to environmental concerns as a need to coordinate safety efforts, and cautioned that "the United States must do everything within reason to protect its people and its environment." ... Read More

Congressional Testimony: The International Exploitation of Drug Wars and What We Can Do About It

Wednesday, October 12, 2011  |  Eric Farnsworth

In testimony to the U.S. House's Committee on Foreign Affairs, COA Vice President Eric Farnsworth discussed the worrying growth of violence in Latin America stemming from the drug trade. He recommended continued support of efforts to strengthen democracy and reduce U.S. drug use. ... Read More