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Remarks by U.S. President George W. Bush at COA's 38th Washington Conference

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

President George W. Bush, speaking at the COA’s annual Washington Conference on the Americas, delivered a major policy speech on the U.S. role in the Western Hemisphere. “The foundation of a good foreign policy is good relations with your neighbors,” said the president, outlining priorities issues for U.S.-Latin American relations. ... Read More

Remarks by U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice at COA's 38th Washington Conference

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Speaking at the COA's Washington Conference on the Americas, Secretary Rice underscored that there has “never been a time in modern history” when the U.S. relationship with the hemisphere has been so critical. U.S. friendship is not contingent upon any ideological position; rather, the administration is committed to working with countries in advancing key development issues. ... Read More

Justice Luiz Fux on Pro Bono Work in the Americas

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Speaking at AS/COA's North American launch of the Vance Center's Pro Bono Declaration for the Americas, Brazilian Justice Luiz Fux recommended that beyond pro bono work—which is limited in Brazil because the government provides public defenders to those who can’t afford lawyers—the justice system needs to be accessible to every citizen through improved locations, lower costs, and by replacing legalese with simple talk. ... Read More