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President Leonel Fernández on the Dominican Republic's Economic Position

Friday, September 24, 2010  |  Carin Zissis

The Dominican president outlined his country's economic successes in recent years while highlighting areas for future growth and investment. “We once produced jobs to survive," said Fernández. "Now we need to produce jobs that improve workers’ lives." ... Read More

Security Tops Agenda at Central American Summit

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Central American leaders gathered in San Salvador July 20 to coordinate strategies for stemming the rising tide of violence caused by organized crime, particularly in the “northern triangle” of Guatemala, El Salvador, and Honduras. ... Read More

New ALBA Trading Currency Dawns at Bolivia Summit

Friday, October 16, 2009  |  Carin Zissis

Leaders from the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of the Americas met October 16 and 17 in Cochabamba, where they charted a course for implementing a virtual currency that could replace the dollar in commercial transactions. ALBA also imposed a blockade on Honduras. ... Read More

Present at the Trade Wars

Monday, September 21, 2009  |  The New York Times

AS/COA Honorary Chairman David Rockefeller urges the White house to resist protectionist demands that could further weaken the U.S. economy. "President Obama should recognize the critical need for a free flow of trade and finance across the world’s borders," he writes in The New York Times. ... Read More

Counting the Costs of the Honduran Coup

Monday, September 7, 2009  |  Carin Zissis

The State Department took new measures, including a cut of over $30 million in aid, to pressure the de facto government in Honduras toward resolving the political impasse stemming from the coup. The Central American country faces increasing economic isolation since the June overthrow of President Manuel Zelaya. ... Read More