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Congressional Testimony

COA Submits Statement to Trade Policy Staff Committee on Proposed Trans-Pac Agreement

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

In a statement submitted to the trade policy staff committee, the Council of the Americas expressed its support for the for the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership Free Trade Agreement, arguing that the pact "could become the most promising driver of trade expansion in the hemisphere." ... Read More

Congressional Testimony: Overview of U.S. Policy Toward Latin America

Wednesday, February 4, 2009  |  Eric Farnsworth

COA Vice President Eric Farnsworth provided testimony to the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Foreign Affairs, suggesting ways to foment a mutually beneficial agenda in Latin America. He emphasized the importance of resisting investment protectionism and prioritizing U.S. relations with Mexico and Brazil. ... Read More

National Security in Latin America: Challenges and Opportunities on Energy Cooperation

Tuesday, March 11, 2008  |  Eric Farnsworth

In testimony before U.S. Congress, COA Vice President Eric Farnsworth says many countries in the Latin America lack the investment needed to maximize exploration, production, and distribution of their natural resources. Energy cooperation with Latin American countries should be part of the U.S. strategic agenda for the region. ... Read More

Congressional Testimony: The U.S.-Peru Trade Agreement

Tuesday, September 11, 2007  |  Eric Farnsworth

In testimony to the U.S. Senate Committee on Finance, COA Vice President Eric Farnsworth notes that passage of the U.S.-Peru Trade Promotion Agreement is a rare opportunity to advance fundamental strategic policy interests while promoting U.S. economic, labor, and environmental interests. ... Read More

Congressional Testimony: South America and the United States: How to Fix a Broken Relationship

Tuesday, June 19, 2007  |  Eric Farnsworth

COA Vice President Eric Farnsworth provided testimony to U.S. Congress, outlining areas to boost relations between the United States. He emphasized the importance of opening foreign markets, sustaining a commitment to democracy, building relations with Brazil, and promoting sustainable development. ... Read More