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President Tabaré Vázquez Delivers Address at the 2006 Montevideo Conference

Monday, July 31, 2006

A Latin American Cities Conferences event, Uruguay in the Global Economy on August 9 brought together members of government and the private sector, including President Tabaré Vásquez, to discuss the central government's agenda, institutional and economic reforms, business climate and investment opportunities, and MERCOSUR, as well as other trade agreements. ... Read More

Former President of Brazil, F.H. Cardoso Discusses Regional Trends

Tuesday, May 16, 2006

In an interview with the Americas Society and the Council of the Americas released on May 16, the former President of Brazil, F.H. Cardoso, focused on the region-wide reform agenda and analyzed the state of democracy in the region. “Populism is a threat that we ignore at our own peril.” The interview coincided with his recent book signing event at our New York office. ... Read More

Don't Judge Bolivia Through a Leftist Prism

Saturday, March 11, 2006  |  Eric Farnsworth and Christopher Sabatini  |  The Miami Herald

With Iraq and other priorities competing for the attention of U.S. policymakers, the question of Bolivia is overlooked. But, situated in the heart of South America, with the second-largest natural gas reserves in the Western Hemisphere, Bolivia's unsettled course bears close watch. ... Read More

Latin America's Lurch to the Left

Monday, February 13, 2006  |  Eric Farnsworth and Christopher Sabatini  |  The Christian Science Monitor

In the end, elections in the hemisphere will produce governments with which the US will share more in common than not. The trick will be to remain engaged with those governments as they tackle the difficult problems of addressing structural poverty, exclusion, and inequality with respect for democratic institutions and rights. ... Read More

Remarks by Donald Rumsfeld at the 2005 Washington Conference on the Americas

Tuesday, May 3, 2005

Speaking at the 35th Washington Conference on the Americas, Secretary of Defense, Donald Rumsfeld, discusses the connection between security and economic growth. Rumsfeld explains the steps that have been taken throughout the Americas to combat criminal activities that weaken security and accordingly weaken the economy. ... Read More