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El Salvador busca lanzar plan de seguridad duradero

Saturday, May 19, 2012  |

"There is an opportunity, and we have to take advantage of it, not as a government but as a country," said the technical secretary to El Salvador's president Alexander Segovia, speaking about the challenge of taking the gang truce announced on March 9 to implement a broader, and sustainable national security agreement. (en español) ... Read More

Boehner: Iran has 'global ambitions'

Tuesday, May 8, 2012  |  The Hill

During COA's 42nd Washington Conference, U.S. House of Representatives speaker John A. Boehner said he wants to see the whole Western Hemisphere as a "free enterprise zone [with] free markets, free trade, and free people." ... Read More

Summit of Americas to Spotlight Drug Violence, Development

Thursday, April 12, 2012  |  Voice of America

"There was a huge anticipation, expectation that the U.S. would fundamentally change policy towards the [Latin American] region, but those expectations were unfounded and indeed many people in the region were disappointed that things did not change overnight from traditional U.S. approaches to the hemisphere," says COA's Eric Farnsworth speaking about the United States' policies towards Latin America over the past three years. ... Read More

White House Office Hours: Connecting the Americas

Wednesday, April 11, 2012  |  The White House Blog

On April 12, ahead of U.S. President Barack Obama's trip to Cartagena to participate in the sixth Summit of the Americas, the White House Office Hours will hold the conference "Connecting the Americas," in partnership with the U.S. Department of Commerce and COA. ... Read More

Latin America: Land of Opportunity

Thursday, March 22, 2012  |  Jennifer Jeffs

"U.S. thinking is stuck in a completely different geopolitical reality than the one that we live in today," writes Jennifer Jeffs at the Canadian International Council speaking about AS/COA's Christopher Sabatini's Foreign Affairs piece on American foreign policy in Latin America: "Latin America Policy Is Stuck in the 1980s." ... Read More

Latin America: Few Female CEOs

Thursday, March 8, 2012  |  Latin Business Chronicle

"Existing CEOs and board of directors in the [Latin American] region need corporate role models with women CEOs, which is why the appointment of [Maria das] Gracas Foster at Petrobras is so important in promoting gender parity at the top," says AS/COA's Susan Segal in a Latin Business Chronicle. ... Read More

Are Chinese Companies in Latin America Paying Attention to Corporate Social Responsibility?

Friday, February 24, 2012  |

"There are expectations [from Chinese companies] in the Western Hemisphere that when you come and invest in the region that you have corporate social responsibility… that you treat your workers well," said COA's Eric Farnsworth during a panel discussion and launch of Americas Quarterly's Winter issue on China's global rise. ... Read More

Immigration Crackdown Leader Ready for More

Wednesday, February 22, 2012  |  The Lincoln Journal Star

"The Americas Society examined the impact of immigration-related ordinances put in place in communities in more than two dozen states and cited a shrinking labor pool as a common result," writes The Lincoln Journal Star's Art Hovey speaking about the conclusions of AS/COA's white paper The Economic Impact of Immigrant-Related Local Ordinances, released in October 2011. ... Read More

De olho em Pernambuco

Thursday, February 9, 2012  |  Diário de Pernambuco

"The idea is to know what is happening in Pernambuco, and what are the prospects for future businesses," says Sophia Costa to Diário de Pernambuco while speaking about AS/COA's February 8 conference in Recife. (em português) ... Read More

IADB Promotes Trans-Pacific Partnership

Thursday, February 2, 2012  |  Trade Finance

"If globalization has taught us anything, it is surely that the benefits can only accrue if integration is embraced, if the world trading system is preserved and strengthened, and if appropriated flexible economic policies are pursued," said Inter-American Development Bank (IADB) President Luis Alberto Moreno during an event co-hosted by IADB and COA January 31. ... Read More