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Gates' Latin American Tour

Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Robert Gates made his first trip to Latin America as U.S. defense secretary, beginning his five-country tour in El Salvador. The secretary's itinerary included stops in Colombia, Peru, Chile, and Suriname to focus on Washington's security ties in the region. A recent editorial co-authored by COA's Eric Farnsworth examines trade policy as a way to boost U.S.-Latin American relations. ... Read More

Entrevista con Fernando Araujo

Tuesday, April 3, 2007

In office for just over a month, Minister Araujo outlines Colombia’s foreign policy goals both in the Andean Region and globally. Held hostage by the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) until December 2006, Minister Araujo provides an inside look at prospects for peace. ... Read More

Third Annual Latin America Conference: Strategic Cooperation in a New Era

Friday, March 16, 2007

On the heels of U.S. President George W. Bush’s return from Latin America, AS/COA brought together expert speakers and panelists to discuss the implications of his trip for hemispheric relations and the overall U.S.-Latin America agenda. They cautioned that regional growth and prosperity will hinge on sustained, positive commitment to the region. ... Read More

Remarks by Donald Rumsfeld at the 2005 Washington Conference on the Americas

Tuesday, May 3, 2005

Speaking at the 35th Washington Conference on the Americas, Secretary of Defense, Donald Rumsfeld, discusses the connection between security and economic growth. Rumsfeld explains the steps that have been taken throughout the Americas to combat criminal activities that weaken security and accordingly weaken the economy. ... Read More

Fostering Regional Development by Securing the Hemispheric Investment Climate

Sunday, October 31, 2004

This report highlights investment trends over the past two decades and shows some of the reasons why Latin American and Caribbean nations are losing investors to other regions of the world. It also shows how a lack of security directly and indirectly affects investment in the region. The hope is that by addressing  these issues, regional governments will begin to recapture an appropriate proportional share of global FDI, thus increasing economic growth and ultimately strengthening democracy and its institutions in Latin America and the Caribbean. ... 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