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Security Tops Agenda at Central American Summit

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Central American leaders gathered in San Salvador July 20 to coordinate strategies for stemming the rising tide of violence caused by organized crime, particularly in the “northern triangle” of Guatemala, El Salvador, and Honduras. ... Read More

New ALBA Trading Currency Dawns at Bolivia Summit

Friday, October 16, 2009  |  Carin Zissis

Leaders from the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of the Americas met October 16 and 17 in Cochabamba, where they charted a course for implementing a virtual currency that could replace the dollar in commercial transactions. ALBA also imposed a blockade on Honduras. ... Read More

Present at the Trade Wars

Monday, September 21, 2009  |  The New York Times

AS/COA Honorary Chairman David Rockefeller urges the White house to resist protectionist demands that could further weaken the U.S. economy. "President Obama should recognize the critical need for a free flow of trade and finance across the world’s borders," he writes in The New York Times. ... Read More

Counting the Costs of the Honduran Coup

Monday, September 7, 2009  |  Carin Zissis

The State Department took new measures, including a cut of over $30 million in aid, to pressure the de facto government in Honduras toward resolving the political impasse stemming from the coup. The Central American country faces increasing economic isolation since the June overthrow of President Manuel Zelaya. ... Read More

It's the Trade, Stupid

Monday, August 31, 2009  |  Susan Segal  |  Poder

"Now is the time to have an open and honest dialogue about the role of trade in the economy and the ways it influences economic growth, job creation, and wealth generation," writes AS/COA President and CEO Susan Segal in an op-ed for Poder on the sustainable benefits liberalized trade has for the global economy. ... Read More

Where Are the Leaders?

Saturday, August 15, 2009  |  Christopher Sabatini  |  The Miami Herald

"If the United States is going to be a partner with Latin America—a healthy and laudable goal—the aspiring powers of the hemisphere need to shake off their timidity and worn-out rhetoric," write AS/COA's Senior Director of Policy Christopher Sabatini and Kissinger Associates' Stephanie Junger-Moat. ... Read More

Healing the Past, Protecting the Future

Saturday, July 25, 2009  |  The Miami Herald

On the fiftieth anniversary of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, former President of Peru Alejandro Toledo discusses the role the Commission has played in helping reconcile the region's complex past and safeguard its democratic institutions. Adapted from an article originally published in Americas Quarterly. ... Read More