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#2020WCA Virtual Series Events

50 Years of WCA

#2020WCA Video: Larry Kudlow, Director, U.S. National Economic Council

Thursday, August 13, 2020

The NEC director suggested that companies operating in Latin America "keep their eyes open" to Chinese influence in the region. ... Play Video

#2020WCA Video: Jesús Seade, Mexico's Under Secretary for North America

Tuesday, August 11, 2020

Mexico's USMCA negotiator and candidate for director general of the World Trade Organization discussed the USMCA agreement implementation and the relevance of the WTO for the Western Hemisphere. ... Play Video

#2020WCA Video: Sebastián Piñera, President of Chile

Tuesday, July 28, 2020

The president took questions from AS/COA members about Chile’s pension plans, the upcoming plebiscite on constitutional reform, pandemic economic relief legislation, and more. ... Play Video

#2020WCA Video: David Malpass, President of the World Bank Group

Wednesday, July 1, 2020

"We have to find a way to stop the unfairness in the system," said the former U.S. treasury under secretary for international affairs at COA's 2020 Washington Conference on the Americas virtual series. ... Play Video

#2020WCA Video: Mike Pompeo, U.S. Secretary of State

Monday, June 29, 2020

The secretary spoke about the importance of private business to deepen ties, promote freedom, and diffuse the influence of the Chinese in Latin America. ... Play Video

#2019WCA Video: Senator Marco Rubio on Democracy in the Americas

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

The U.S. senator addressed the situation in Cuba, Nicaragua, and Venezuela after receiving the COA Chairman’s Award for Leadership in the Americas from Andrés Gluski. ... Play Video

#2018WCA Video: Ambassador Nikki Haley says "It Is Time for Maduro to Go"

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

The top U.S. diplomat to the UN described Venezuela's May elections a "sham". ... Play Video

#2018WCA Video: Deputy Secretary John Sullivan at the 48th Annual Washington Conference

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

"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

#2017WCA Video: U.S. Senator John McCain on Border Issues from Migrants to Drug Flow

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

At the 47th Annual Washington Conference of the Americas, AS/COA Chairman Emeritus John Negroponte interviewed U.S. Senator John McCain (R-AZ). McCain discussed everything from deteriorating human rights situation in Venezuela, to the dangers of negating the benefits of the North American Free Trade Agreement, known as NAFTA, with Mexico and Canada. ... Play Video

#2017WCA Video: U.S. Senator Marco Rubio on Venezuela and a New U.S. Strategy in Latin America

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

"The solution to Venezuela is one election away," said the Florida senator. ... Play Video

#2017WCA Video: U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross on NAFTA and U.S. Trade Strategy

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

“We do not seek a trade war, least of all with our fellow citizens of the Americas,” said the U.S. secretary of commerce. ... Play Video

#2017WCA Video: Canadian Trade Minister François-Philippe Champagne

Monday, May 15, 2017

Champagne made the case for a progressive trade agenda and addressed recent U.S. tariffs on lumber. ... Play Video