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The Pacific Alliance is an integration initiative focused on decreasing trade barriers and fostering the free circulation of goods, services, capital, and people. Launched in 2011 and with an eye to the Asia-Pacific region, the Alliance's four members—Chile, Colombia, Mexico, and Peru—play an outsized role in the economy of Latin America and the Caribbean; together they account for 38 percent of the region's GDP and represent the eighth-biggest export force worldwide. In July, President of Chile Michelle Bachelet assumed the pro tempore presidency of the Alliance.
Americas Society/Council of the Americas is pleased to air a live webcast of a discussion with the presidents of Chile, Colombia, and Peru, along with Mexico's economy secretary, on the trade and investment opportunities offered by the Pacific Alliance. The discussion will be moderated by CNBC Chief International Correspondent Michelle Caruso-Cabrera.
- Michelle Bachelet, President of Chile
- Pedro Pablo Kuczynski, President of Peru
- Juan Manuel Santos, President of Colombia
- Ildefonso Guajardo, Secretary of Economy, Mexico
- Michelle Caruso-Cabrera, Chief International Correspondent, CNBC (moderator)
September 23, 2016
Watch: Free trade may be unpopular in some parts of the world, but leaders from this Latin American trade bloc make their case for why it's been "extremely productive."...
Video: A Talk with Pacific Alliance Presidents - Trade and Investment in Chile, Colombia, Mexico, and Peru
September 21, 2016
The presidents of Chile, Colombia, and Peru, along with Mexico's economy secretary, spoke on integration among their economies and challenges facing the Americas....
September 29, 2016
Award-winning chef Francisco Mandiola talks about building a menu to represent Chile, Colombia, Mexico and Peru....