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Remarks by Horst Kohler at the 2001 Washington Conference of the Council of the Americas

Monday, May 7, 2001

At the 2001 Washington Conference on the Americas, Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund, Horst Kohler, discussed how the International Monetary Fund intends to become more efficient in helping to resolve and avoid financial crises. He later stated the importance of getting investment capital from the rest of the world in impoverished countries. ... Read More

Remarks by President Bill Clinton at the 2000 Washington Conference on the Americas

Wednesday, May 3, 2000

Speaking at the 2000 Washington Conference on the Americas, President Bill Clinton discusses the importance of open trade within the Americas and the benefits of continuing forward to create a Free Trade Area of the Americas by 2005. Clinton also focuses on Columbia's increasing drug industry issue and stresses the importance of the United States helping the Colombian government. ... Read More

Remarks by Cesar Gaviria Trujillo at the 26th Washington Conference on the Americas

Tuesday, May 7, 1996

At the 26th Washington Conference on the Americas, Cesar Gaviria Trujillo, Secretary General of the Organization of the American States, speaks about the results of the Cartagena Trade Ministerial. He discusses the integration of the Americas and the steps we must take to ensure a successful completion of the Free Trade Area of the Americas by 2005. ... Read More

Remarks by Secretary of State Warren Christopher at the 1996 Washington Conference on the Americas

Monday, May 6, 1996

At the 1996 Washington Conference on the Americas, Secretary of State Warren Christopher stated that the Americas are entering a new era, in which they are unified. He spoke of growing relationship between Mexico and the United States, and the progress that has been made in law enforcement and the preservation of the environment. ... Read More

Remarks by Thomas Mclarty at the 25th Washington Conference on the Americas

Tuesday, May 23, 1995

At the 25th Washington Conference on the Americas, Thomas Mclarty, Counselor to the President, discussed, among many others, trade, hemispheric unification, sustainable development, and crime prevention. Mclarty explained how the government planned on reaching the goals set by the Summit of the Americas. ... Read More

Remarks by Michel Camdessus at the 25th Washington Conference on the Americas

Monday, May 22, 1995

At the 25th Washington Conference on the Americas, Michel Camdessus, Managing Director of International Monetary Fund, speaks of the financial crisis in Mexico. Camdessus discusses why it occurred, how it was solved, and the significance of the first major economic crisis of the 21st century. ... Read More

Remarks by Alexander Watson at the 24th Washington Conference on the Americas

Monday, May 16, 1994

Speaking at the 24th Washington Conference on the Americas, Alexander Watson, Assistant Secretary for Inter-American Affairs, focuses on the role of government in increasing economic growth. He emphasizes the importance of the Americas banding together to expand trade and create an exemplary partnership from which all countries in the Americas will benefit. ... Read More