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Council of the Americas

The group was founded in 1965 by David Rockefeller and a group of like-minded business people, based on the fundamental belief that free markets and private enterprise offer the most effective means to achieve regional economic growth and prosperity. Since that time, membership has grown to over 200 blue chip companies that represent the majority to the U.S. private investment in Latin America. Wikipedia*

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The Council of the Americas has 39 videos in the C-SPAN Video Library; the first program was in a 1988, Latin America Debt Crisis. The year with the most videos was 2001 with nine videos. The year with the highest average number of views per program was 2016 with an average of 1,302 views per program. Most appearances with Eric Farnsworth (8), Mack McLarty III (4), Christopher Sabatini (4). Most common tags: International Trade, Central America, South America.

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    Venezuelan Political Turmoil

    The Council on the Americas hosted two Venezuelan democracy activists -- one, a human rights lawyer, and one a leader of an…

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    Washington Conference on the Americas, Senator Rubio Remarks

    Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) was the keynote speaker at ta Conference on the Americas luncheon. He talked about about U.S.…

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    Colombian Peace Process

    The Colombian peace process was discussed by a member of the country’s Democratic Centre Party, Senator Ivan Duque Marquez,…

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    Latino Americans

    Ray Suarez talked about his book, Latino Americans: The 500-Year Legacy That Shaped a Nation, in which he discusses the…

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