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Private Sector Must Pursue Social Goals

Sunday, February 10, 2008  |  Miami Herald

Political assaults on corporation will likely rise as economic growth slows in Latin America, writes Richard Feinberg of the University of California, San Diego. In an Op-Ed adapted from an Americas Quarterly article, he writes that "the corporate social responsibility movement is a potentially important counter-punch to these anti-corporate fusillades." ... Read More

Achievements and Challenges of CSR in Colombia

Wednesday, February 6, 2008  | 

Colombia's private sector has a long history of focusing on social and economic development. COA hosted a several prominent leaders from large Colombian companies to discuss the role of corporate social responsibility and the importance of the pending U.S.-Colombia free trade agreement for enhancing institutional development in Colombia. ... Read More

Helping a Friend

Wednesday, February 6, 2008  |  Susan Segal

Since President Alvaro Uribe took office in Colombia five years ago, the country has made progress in boosting security. AS/COA President and CEO Susan Segal writes that the time has come for U.S. Congress to approve a bilateral trade agreement as the "single most effective tool to help bring economic and political security to Colombia." ... Read More

Super Latino Tuesday

Tuesday, February 5, 2008  |  Carin Zissis

As U.S. voters hit the polls in 24 primaries on February 5, the Hispanic vote played a crucial role, particularly in delegate-heavy California. The Latino electorate helped make John McCain the Republican front runner. Democratic hopeful Hillary Clinton has relied on a Hispanic support base, but some see rival Barack Obama making inroads. ... Read More