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Congress Sets Peru Pact on Track

Monday, September 24, 2007

The House Ways and Means Committee voted in support of the U.S.-Peru Trade Agreement this week. Congressional approval is expected in October with the deal viewed as a potential model for other bilateral pacts. COA testimony notes the agreement's passage provides an opportunity to advance strategic policy goals and promote U.S. economic, labor, and environmental interests. ... Read More

A New Approach for the Next Generation

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Aaron Schumacher of Tufts University notes the sharp disconnect between what is being taught and what should be taught about Latin America at U.S. universities. Many undergraduates possess little knowledge of issues such as energy security and sustainable development.
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Congressional Testimony: The U.S.-Peru Trade Agreement

Tuesday, September 11, 2007  |  Eric Farnsworth

In testimony to the U.S. Senate Committee on Finance, COA Vice President Eric Farnsworth notes that passage of the U.S.-Peru Trade Promotion Agreement is a rare opportunity to advance fundamental strategic policy interests while promoting U.S. economic, labor, and environmental interests. ... Read More

Financial Inclusiveness in Our Hemisphere

Friday, September 7, 2007

Carl Cira, Director of the Florida International University Summit of the Americas Center, and Francisco Prior Sanz, Director of the Center’s Financial Inclusiveness Program, outline five ways to improve access to financial services. Their recent research focuses on lower income populations and remittance and microfinance recipients.
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