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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

After the Monterrey Summit

Wednesday, December 31, 2003  |  Susan Segal  |  The Washington Times

Ask many observers of Latin America and the Caribbean why the hemisphere is floundering, and they will say that the United States has neglected the region since September 11 and the war in Iraq, thus leading to a downward spiral. It is time to put such superficial analysis aside. ... Read More

Remarks by Horst Kohler at the 33rd Washington Conference of the Council of the Americas

Tuesday, April 29, 2003

Speaking at the 33rd Washington Conference of the Council of the Americas, Horst Kohler, managing director of the International Monetary Fund, discussed how to maintain economic stability in Latin America. Kohler stated the importance of increased trade and introduced an agenda to encourage economic growth. ... Read More

Remarks by Anne Krueger at the 2002 Washington Conference on the Americas

Tuesday, May 7, 2002

Speaking at the 2002 Washington Conference on the Americas, First Deputy Managing Director at International Monetary Fund, Anne Krueger, discuses the economic future of the Americas. Krueger addresses the economic "slow down" in the Americas and elaborates on the crisis in Argentina. ... Read More