COA, in partnership with Brookings, examined how new border policies can balance the benefits of trade with security concerns. ... Play Video
On March 16, Council of the Americas partnered with Foreign Policy at Brookings’s Latin America Initiative for a two-panel discussion exploring how new policies for the U.S.-Mexico border can balance the benefits of a continued rise of legal travel and trade with the simultaneous need for the two countries to work collaboratively to improve border security.
COA Vice President Eric Farnsworth moderated a panel with U.S. Representatives Will Hurd (R-TX) and Beto O'Rourke (D-TX).
The president looked back at 15 years of U.S. partnership and ahead to a FARC peace deal. ... Play Video
Juan Manuel Santos, President of Colombia
Tom Gjtelten, NPR correspondent (interviewer)
On the first day of his February 2016 tour of Washington, the Colombian president spoke about Plan Colombia, peace talks with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (known as the FARC), infrastructure development, and the role humor played in his relationship with Hugo Chávez.