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Justice Luiz Fux on Pro Bono Work in the Americas

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Speaking at AS/COA's North American launch of the Vance Center's Pro Bono Declaration for the Americas, Brazilian Justice Luiz Fux recommended that beyond pro bono work—which is limited in Brazil because the government provides public defenders to those who can’t afford lawyers—the justice system needs to be accessible to every citizen through improved locations, lower costs, and by replacing legalese with simple talk. ... Read More

Commerce Secretary Carlos M. Gutierrez on Trade in the Western Hemisphere

Friday, November 30, 2007

Secretary of Commerce Carlos M. Gutierrez, speaking at the James A. Baker Institute for Public Policy, discussed the importance of trade to the U.S. economy. He also spoke about free trade in the Americas, saying rejection of a free-trade agreement with Colombia "would be not just a step backwards, but one of the biggest foreign policy mistakes of our time in our region." ... Read More

Under Secretary Burns: Promoting Peace and Prosperity in Colombia

Monday, October 22, 2007

Addressing AS/COA members on October 22, U.S. Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs R. Nicholas Burns discussed White House policy toward Latin America, particularly Bogotá. "The U.S. finds itself at a crucial crossroads in our relations with Colombia," said Burns, emphasizing the need for trade deals with that country, Peru, and Panama.  ... Read More