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Building a Panama Canal for the New World Economy

Tuesday, April 3, 2007  |  Viewpoints Americas

Michael Bomba, a PhD from the University of Texas at Austin, sees the estimated $5.2 billion canal improvement project as a natural response to significant developments in maritime trade over the past two decades. A third set of locks will allow for increased ship traffic along this strategic waterway. ... Read More

Remarks by Cesar Gaviria Trujillo at the 26th Washington Conference on the Americas

Tuesday, May 7, 1996

At the 26th Washington Conference on the Americas, Cesar Gaviria Trujillo, Secretary General of the Organization of the American States, speaks about the results of the Cartagena Trade Ministerial. He discusses the integration of the Americas and the steps we must take to ensure a successful completion of the Free Trade Area of the Americas by 2005. ... Read More

Remarks by Secretary of State Warren Christopher at the 1996 Washington Conference on the Americas

Monday, May 6, 1996

At the 1996 Washington Conference on the Americas, Secretary of State Warren Christopher stated that the Americas are entering a new era, in which they are unified. He spoke of growing relationship between Mexico and the United States, and the progress that has been made in law enforcement and the preservation of the environment. ... Read More

Remarks by Thomas Mclarty at the 25th Washington Conference on the Americas

Tuesday, May 23, 1995

At the 25th Washington Conference on the Americas, Thomas Mclarty, Counselor to the President, discussed, among many others, trade, hemispheric unification, sustainable development, and crime prevention. Mclarty explained how the government planned on reaching the goals set by the Summit of the Americas. ... Read More

Remarks by Alexander Watson at the 24th Washington Conference on the Americas

Monday, May 16, 1994

Speaking at the 24th Washington Conference on the Americas, Alexander Watson, Assistant Secretary for Inter-American Affairs, focuses on the role of government in increasing economic growth. He emphasizes the importance of the Americas banding together to expand trade and create an exemplary partnership from which all countries in the Americas will benefit. ... Read More