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A Year-End Look at the Americas

Tuesday, November 30, 2010  |  Eric Farnsworth  |  The Huffington Post

In an article for The Huffington Post, COA's Eric Farnsworth looks back at some of the most important stories coming out of the Americas in 2010, from Latin America's economic rise to elections that took place in the region. ... 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

Harper Brings Trade Talk to Oval Office and the Hill

Thursday, September 17, 2009  |  Carin Zissis

Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper visited the Oval Office this week to talk security, trade, energy, and hockey. Ottawa's discomfort with "Buy American" provisions also caused Harper to make a rare trip to Capitol Hill, where he met with U.S. congressional leaders. ... 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

Guadalajara Plays Host to North American Leaders

Thursday, August 6, 2009  |  Carin Zissis

The leaders of Canada, Mexico, and the United States met August 9 and 10 for the first North American Leader’s Summit since President Barack Obama took office. Trade, climate change, migration, and security dominated talks and leaders voiced their commitment to a resolution to the Honduran crisis. ... 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