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Under Secretary Burns: Promoting Peace and Prosperity in Colombia

Monday, October 22, 2007

Addressing AS/COA members on October 22, U.S. Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs R. Nicholas Burns discussed White House policy toward Latin America, particularly Bogotá. "The U.S. finds itself at a crucial crossroads in our relations with Colombia," said Burns, emphasizing the need for trade deals with that country, Peru, and Panama.  ... Read More

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

Congressional Testimony: South America and the United States: How to Fix a Broken Relationship

Tuesday, June 19, 2007  |  Eric Farnsworth

COA Vice President Eric Farnsworth provided testimony to U.S. Congress, outlining areas to boost relations between the United States. He emphasized the importance of opening foreign markets, sustaining a commitment to democracy, building relations with Brazil, and promoting sustainable development. ... Read More