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Healing the Past, Protecting the Future

Saturday, July 25, 2009  |  The Miami Herald

On the fiftieth anniversary of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, former President of Peru Alejandro Toledo discusses the role the Commission has played in helping reconcile the region's complex past and safeguard its democratic institutions. Adapted from an article originally published in Americas Quarterly. ... Read More

Business Needs to Speak Up on Trade

Tuesday, July 14, 2009  |  The Wall Street Journal

"We are at a tipping point. If national leaders turn to protectionism for domestic political reasons, we'll likely see policies that do lasting damage to global trade flows" writes UPS CEO Scott Davis in an op-ed for The Wall Street Journal. ... Read More

Rethinking Panama

Sunday, May 31, 2009  |  Eric Farnsworth  |  Poder

With trade a hard sell in Washington these days, it's time for the White House to actively support a free trade agreement with Panama, argues COA's Eric Farnsworth in Poder. The election of businessman Ricardo Martinelli as Panama's new president demonstrates the country's commitment to global commerce as a means to economic growth. ... Read More

Latinoamérica necesita mas que buena voluntad

Monday, May 11, 2009  |  Christopher Sabatini  |  El Diario/La Prensa

In this article for El Diario/La Prensa, AS/COA's Christopher Sabatini argues that, in the wake of the recent Summit of the Americas, concrete steps must be taken to capitalize on the good will created by the new administration’s fresh approach to its Latin neighbors. (en español | in English) ... Read More

Free Trade, Green Trade

Wednesday, May 6, 2009  |  <i>The New York Times</i>

Lawyer Daniel M. Price argues that eliminating tariffs on clean technology products offers a way to kill two birds with one stone, combining a push against trade protectionism with a commitment to green, sustainable energy. COA's Trade Advisory Group made a similar recommendation in their January 2009 report on the hemispheric growth agenda. ... Read More