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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

Gates' Latin American Tour

Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Robert Gates made his first trip to Latin America as U.S. defense secretary, beginning his five-country tour in El Salvador. The secretary's itinerary included stops in Colombia, Peru, Chile, and Suriname to focus on Washington's security ties in the region. A recent editorial co-authored by COA's Eric Farnsworth examines trade policy as a way to boost U.S.-Latin American relations. ... Read More

Entrevista con Fernando Araujo

Tuesday, April 3, 2007

In office for just over a month, Minister Araujo outlines Colombia’s foreign policy goals both in the Andean Region and globally. Held hostage by the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) until December 2006, Minister Araujo provides an inside look at prospects for peace. ... Read More

Third Annual Latin America Conference: Strategic Cooperation in a New Era

Friday, March 16, 2007

On the heels of U.S. President George W. Bush’s return from Latin America, AS/COA brought together expert speakers and panelists to discuss the implications of his trip for hemispheric relations and the overall U.S.-Latin America agenda. They cautioned that regional growth and prosperity will hinge on sustained, positive commitment to the region. ... Read More