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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

It's the Trade, Stupid

Monday, August 31, 2009  |  Susan Segal  |  Poder

"Now is the time to have an open and honest dialogue about the role of trade in the economy and the ways it influences economic growth, job creation, and wealth generation," writes AS/COA President and CEO Susan Segal in an op-ed for Poder on the sustainable benefits liberalized trade has for the global economy. ... Read More

Where Are the Leaders?

Saturday, August 15, 2009  |  Christopher Sabatini  |  The Miami Herald

"If the United States is going to be a partner with Latin America—a healthy and laudable goal—the aspiring powers of the hemisphere need to shake off their timidity and worn-out rhetoric," write AS/COA's Senior Director of Policy Christopher Sabatini and Kissinger Associates' Stephanie Junger-Moat. ... Read More

Healing the Past, Protecting the Future

Saturday, July 25, 2009  |  The Miami Herald

On the fiftieth anniversary of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, former President of Peru Alejandro Toledo discusses the role the Commission has played in helping reconcile the region's complex past and safeguard its democratic institutions. Adapted from an article originally published in Americas Quarterly. ... Read More

Three Decades after Revolution, a Third Term for Ortega?

Tuesday, July 21, 2009  |  Carin Zissis

Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega marked the thirtieth anniversary of the Sandinista Revolution with a call for constitutional reform to pave the way for sequential presidential reelection. The move comes even as neighboring Honduras finds itself in political chaos over similar moves by a deposed leader. ... Read More

Recognize and Work with the New Central America

Friday, October 31, 2008  |  Americas Quarterly

Today, Central America is a region of peace, with democratically elected governments who respect individual freedoms and human rights. It is difficult for anyone who visits us now to imagine that just two decades ago most of our countries were suffering the horrors of civil war. Read the full article in the Fall 2008 issue of Americas Quarterly. ... Read More

La Indiferencia Bipartidista del Sur

Friday, August 1, 2008  |  Christopher Sabatini  |  El Diario

En un artículo de opinión para El Diario, Christopher Sabatini explica por qué América Latina se mantiene en un nivel secundario en los radares de política exterior de los Estados Unidos en este año electoral. También analiza los puntos de vista de los presuntos candidatos presidenciales en torno al comercio regional, Cuba, y la reforma migratoria. ... Read More