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Tom Shannon's Remarks at the 6th Annual Latin America Conference

Tuesday, December 12, 2006

On December 12, AS/COA held the 6th Annual Latin America Conference , which examined regional politics, trade and economic reforms after the heaviest election year in Latin American history.  The event, which also analyzed the future of U.S. policy in Latin America after the U.S. mid-term election, featured a keynote address by U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs, Thomas Shannon. ... Read More

Uruguay: Strategic Partner

Wednesday, August 30, 2006  |  Eric Farnsworth  |  The Miami Herald

Some fascinating things are happening in the South American nation of Uruguay that should catch the attention of policymakers in Washington. If they don't, we run the risk of missing a historic opportunity to re-orient hemispheric relations in a manner consistent with strategic U.S. interests. ... Read More

Latin America's Lurch to the Left

Monday, February 13, 2006  |  Eric Farnsworth and Christopher Sabatini  |  The Christian Science Monitor

In the end, elections in the hemisphere will produce governments with which the US will share more in common than not. The trick will be to remain engaged with those governments as they tackle the difficult problems of addressing structural poverty, exclusion, and inequality with respect for democratic institutions and rights. ... 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