"The United States is committed to being the security partner of choice for the Americas," said the U.S. deputy secretary of state. ... Play Video
"The United States is committed to being the security partner of choice for the Americas," said the U.S. Deputy Secretary of State John J. Sullivan at the 48th Washington Conference on the Americas. The deputy secretary highlighted the importance of U.S. engagement in the hemisphere when it comes to collaborating on issues of security, drug trafficking, and corruption, among other problem areas. Sullivan also addressed the crisis in Venezuela ahead of the May 20 elections: “We support the Venezuelan people in their sovereign right to elect representatives through free, fair, and transparent elections.”
Susan Segal, President & CEO, Americas Society/Council of the America
In assuming the presidency of the G20, Argentina has set a list of priorities that are "people-centered." At an AS/COA event in New York, G20 leaders discussed the three main agenda items around sustainable development—the future of work, financing infrastructure, and sustainable food security—and the methods they plan to use to reach consensus at the first G20 summit to be held in South America, taking place in November. They also discussed the summit's work on international trade in relation to recent U.S.-China tensions.