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2007 AS/COA Year-End Report

Monday, December 31, 2007

In 2007, AS/COA reached more leaders from the public and private sectors, consolidating our position as the preeminent forum for the discussion of hemispheric issues. We hosted more Latin American Cities conferences than ever before, debuted our policy journal, launched a new website, and held a series of Argentine cultural programs. Learn more about AS/COA in 2007. ... Read More

2008 AS/COA Year-End Report

Monday, December 31, 2007

In 2008, AS/COA launched new initiatives bringing together leaders of the public and private sectors, hosting approximately 170 programs in New York, Washington DC, Miami, and Latin America. Highlights include opening a Representative Office in Miami, our website tripling its readership, and our expanded cultural program offerings. Learn more about AS/COA in 2008. ... Read More

Iowa and Immigration

Friday, December 21, 2007  |  Carin Zissis

Immigration emerged as one of the most divisive issues during U.S. presidential campaigns in advance of the Iowa caucus. Yet a decision must be made on immigration policy, said Ex Mex author Jorge Castañeda in an AS/COA interview: "It's either regression...or reform." Meanwhile, U.S. states approve increasing numbers of immigration-related laws. ... Read More

Felipe's First Year

Tuesday, December 18, 2007  |  Carin Zissis

Mexican President Felipe Calderón emerged as a sure-footed leader during his first year in office, meeting challenges ranging from organized crime to a deadlocked legislature to a natural disaster. Now that the honeymoon period is over, how will he fare in 2008? An AS/COA update takes a look at what Calderón achieved and the tests he'll face next. ... Read More

BookTV Broadcasts AS/COA Ex Mex Event

Monday, December 17, 2007  | 

On December 16 CSPAN2's Book TV broadcasted the AS/COA-hosted book launch of Ex Mex: From Migrants to Immigrants by Jorge Castañeda. As a former Mexican foreign affairs minister, Castañeda played a firsthand role in attempts at immigration reform. The event featured a panel discussion analyzing current debate over U.S.-Mexican immigration. ... Read More

Latin America: Neglected but not Irrelevant

Monday, December 17, 2007

Although U.S. media and foreign policy institutions have turned attention to other parts of the world, "Latin American seems to have fallen off the radar," writes Ludovico Feoli, who directs the Centro de Investigación y Adiestramiento Político Administrativo in Costa Rica. Yet U.S.-Latin American interests remain intertwined given burgeoning trade relations; growing cultural links stemming from migration; and common security threats such as the drug trade and environmental degradation. ... Read More

Meeting in Montevideo

Friday, December 14, 2007  |  Carin Zissis

With a new leader in Argentina and Venezuela’s Mercosur membership hanging like a question mark, South American presidents gathered in Montevideo December 18. The summit comes as the organization signs a trade pact with Israel, the bloc’s first free-trade agreement, and with troubles brewing among some partners. ... Read More