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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

Build on Regional Successes

Thursday, November 6, 2008  |  Americas Quarterly

Scotiabank President and CEO Rick Waugh recommends that the next U.S. president pursue "an approach that incorporates the private sector and that builds on the successful macroeconomic and financial sector reforms that have been made in many markets." ... Read More

Build Smart Borders

Friday, October 31, 2008  |  Americas Quarterly

Mr. President, welcome to the overwhelming responsibility and the awesome opportunity of leading the world’s richest, most powerful nation at a time of global change and trial. I am offering you advice today from a Canadian perspective—a perspective that I fear you will have received from few of your advisers. Read the full article in the Fall 2008 issue of Americas Quarterly. ... Read More