Summit of the Americas Americas Quarterly


The Summit of the Americas Issue: AQ Examines Key Challenges at the Upcoming Conference

Americas Quarterly's latest edition looks at what will be—and what should be—on the agenda at the upcoming meeting of hemispheric leaders.

New York, May 3, 2022—The Ninth Summit of the Americas will take place in June 2022 in Los Angeles, California and will convene leaders from across Latin America and the Caribbean. “Leaders gathering in California have a golden opportunity to focus on climate change, Central America, and other challenges where coordination can help,” write Americas Quarterly’s (AQ) editors in the magazine’s latest issue, which focuses on what the summit’s agenda should look like. They say the Western Hemisphere is “exhausted by the pandemic, record migration, political polarization, and the worsening effects of climate change. But better coordination, the kind that sometimes takes root when heads of state gather under one roof for a day, could help address precisely those challenges."

John Otis reports on how Central Americans are taking creative steps to adapt to the climate crisis but why further international aid is needed. Betilde Muñoz-Pogossian looks at specific ideas to improve regional coordination on migration. Former Haitian Prime Minister Michèle D. Pierre-Louis writes about how the crisis in rural Haiti is an opportunity for international support. Eric Farnsworth compares his experience in the 1994 Summit of the Americas to the current pre-summit environment.

Join AQ on May 26 for a livestreamed event on adapting to climate change with the Inter-American Development Bank’s Reina Mejía.

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