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What It Really Means to Stand with the Poor

Monday, April 13, 2009  |  Diplomatic Courier

In an article for Diplomatic Courier, COA's Eric Farnsworth writes that leaders gathering at the Summit of the Americas this weekend must focus on common solutions to alleviate regional poverty: "By championing sustainable development, we can stand with the poor and advance a common agenda throughout the hemisphere." ... Read More

Obama y la Cumbre de las Americas

Friday, April 10, 2009  |  Christopher Sabatini  |  El Diario/La Prensa

The forthcoming Summit of the Americas will be a chance for the United States to demonstrate its commitment to a common agenda in the Western Hemisphere, writes AS/COA's Christopher Sabatini. Yet concern remains that some leaders will use this spotlight to push their own agendas. (en español) ... Read More

Expanding Hemispheric Trade in an Era of Economic Uncertainty

Tuesday, March 31, 2009  |  Poder

"Generally unpopular in Washington, trade is now an orphan," write COA’s Eric Farnsworth and Michelle Morton for Poder magazine. “Pending trade agreements manifestly in the U.S. interest are languishing.” Solutions to jump-start the ailing hemispheric economy include conclusion of a trans-Pacific trade agreement. ... Read More

Presidente Lula: Defensor de libre comercio

Monday, March 16, 2009  |  Christopher Sabatini  |  El Diario/La Prensa

AS/COA's Christopher Sabatini writes in El Diario/LaPrensa that during Brazilian President Luis Inácio Lula da Silva’s White House visit he advocated for the continued flow of free trade to confront the global economic crisis, a stance removed from Lula’s political beginnings as a trade union leader. (en español) ... Read More