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Video: Mauricio Macri Receives Americas Society Gold Insigne Award

Tuesday, November 7, 2017


  • Mauricio Macri, President of Argentina
  • William R. Rhodes, Chairman Emeritus, AS/COA

Americas Society's awarded President of Argentina Mauricio Macri the Gold Insigne in recognition of his transformative leadership in Argentina and throughout the hemisphere. "I really believe this distinction is deserved by the Argentines who believe in their future, who don't accept resignation as a possibility, and who think this is a definitive opportunity to develop the country," said President Macri in his remarks before a select audience of private-sector representatives in New York. "This is the moment you have to be down there investing and betting in our future. It will be our future," said the president.

The Gold Insigne is the organization's highest honor and only granted to democratically elected, sitting heads of state. Announcing the award, AS/COA Chairman Emeritus William R. Rhodes said the president has "reinserted Argentina in the global economy." In two short years, Rhodes said, Argentina has become an important destination for foreign direct investment again and also noted Macri's leadership in coming months as Argentina prepares to host the World Trade Organization Ministerial Conference in December and also to assume the presidency of the G20 the same month.