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Achievements and Challenges of CSR in Colombia

Wednesday, February 6, 2008  | 

Colombia's private sector has a long history of focusing on social and economic development. COA hosted a several prominent leaders from large Colombian companies to discuss the role of corporate social responsibility and the importance of the pending U.S.-Colombia free trade agreement for enhancing institutional development in Colombia. ... Read More

U.S. Senate Approves U.S.-Peru Trade Promotion Agreement Passage

Tuesday, December 4, 2007  | 

The U.S. Senate passed the U.S.-Peru Trade Promotion Agreement December 4 by an overwhelming majority of 77-18. The Senate’s approval , along with the House of Representative’s strong vote last month, signals Congress' committment to providing a fair and favorable business climate that will provide jobs and economic growth in both countries. ... Read More

New Index Links Development to Strong Institutions

Tuesday, May 8, 2007  |  Viewpoints America

Alberto Saracho Martinez, executive director of Fundación IDEA, uses the new Institutional Quality Index to show that economic growth and citizen well-being hinge on respect for basic freedoms. IDEA is one of 18 Latin American think tanks that came together to develop and recently launch the index. ... Read More

Andean Energy Panel: A Closer Examination of Colombia and the Andean Region's Energy Policy

Wednesday, March 14, 2007

To explore energy policy in the Andean Region, with a specific focus on Colombia, the Americas Society and Council of the Americas convened media and public sector experts to look at energy reform, energy integration, and oil production and exploration. This summary provides an overview of the main points from the discussion. ... Read More

Peru: Back From the Brink

Friday, June 9, 2006

Peru narrowly dodged a bullet on June 4 when centrist Alan Garcia defeated Ollanta Humala, a radical anti-U.S. demagogue, by an uncomfortably narrow margin. Humala was threatening to pull Peru back from the global economy, install a more authoritarian regime and ally himself with Venezuelan strongman Hugo Chavez. ... Read More