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When Are Latin American Leaders Speaking at the 71st UN General Assembly?

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September 19, 2016

Latin American countries are scheduled to both open and close debate at #UNGA71. Get the rundown.

Updated, September 26 — Leaders from the Americas are slated to both open and close the 71st session of General Assembly General Debate at the UN this year. Per tradition, Brazil will kick off the debate, with newly installed President Michel Temer giving his first address to the body in New York. U.S. President Barack Obama follows and will focus on the international refugee crisis, among other topics. Four South American presidents will also speak in the initial morning session, with a close by Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. Morning sessions run from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., and afternoon ones from 3 to 9 p.m. Speakers are typically allotted 20 minutes per speech, although leaders—especially those from the Americas—regularly exceed their time. Remarks can be viewed via UN Web TV.

On Wednesday, September 21, AS/COA hosted a public webcast with Temer in the afternoon, and a second one in the evening with Pacific Alliance presidents Michelle Bachelet (Chile), Juan Manuel Santos (Colombia), and Pedro Pablo Kuczynski (Peru), plus Mexico’s Economy Secretary Ildefonso Guajardo.

Tuesday, September 20

3. Brazil, President Michel Temer (Remarks

5. United States, President Barack Obama (Remarks)

7. Guyana, President David Granger (Remarks)

9. Argentina, President Mauricio Macri (Remarks)

12. Uruguay, President Tabaré Vázquez (Remarks)

15. Peru, President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski (Remarks)

19. Canada, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau (Remarks)


26. Mexico, President Enrique Peña Nieto (Remarks)

29. Panama, President Juan Carlos Varela (Remarks)

30. Costa Rica, President Luis Guillermo Solís (Remarks)


Wednesday, September 21

3. Chile, President Michelle Bachelet (Remarks)

6. Colombia, President Juan Manuel Santos (Remarks)


19. Dominican Republic, President Danilo Medina (Remarks)

26. Bolivia, President Evo Morales (Remarks)

30. Honduras, President Juan Orlando Hernández (Remarks)


Thursday, September 22

5. El Salvador, President Salvador Sánchez Cerén (Remarks)


26. Guatemala, President Jimmy Morales (Remarks)

33. Cuba, Foreign Minister Bruno Rodríguez (Remarks)

36. Paraguay, Foreign Minister Eladio Loizaga (Remarks)


Friday, September 23

7. Haiti, Acting President Jocelerme Privert (Remarks)


24. Nicaragua, Vice President Omar Halleslevens (Remarks)

26. Jamaica, Prime Minister Andrew Holness (Remarks)

31. Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Prime Minister Ralph Gonsalves (Remarks)

34. Venezuela, Foreign Minister Delcy Rodríguez (Remarks)

36. Ecuador, Foreign Minister Guillaume Long (Remarks)


Saturday, September 24

2. Saint Lucia, Prime Minister Allen Chastanet (Remarks)

3. Antigua and Barbuda, Prime Minister Gaston Browne (Remarks)

4. Saint Kitts and Nevis, President Timothy Harris (Remarks)

19. Dominica, Foreign Minister Francine Baron (Remarks)


24. Barbados, Foreign Minister Maxine McClean (Remarks)

29. Grenada, Foreign Minister Elvin Nimrod (Remarks)


Monday, September 26

6. Bahamas, Foreign Minister Frederick Mitchell (Remarks)

8. Belize, Foreign Minister Wilfred Elrington (Remarks)

9. Suriname, Foreign Minister Niermala Badrising (Remarks)

10. Trinidad and Tobago, Foreign Minister Augustine Mahiga (Remarks)