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  • Conference on the Americas Kevin McAleenan
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    Conference on the Americas, Kevin McAleenan

    Acting Homeland Security Secretary Kevin McAleenan, who also serves as the commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection, spoke at the Americas Society and the Council of the Americas'…

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  • Washington Journal Eric Farnsworth Discusses the Unrest in Venezuela
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    Eric Farnsworth on Unrest in Venezuela

    Eric Farnsworth talked about the unrest in Venezuela and the United States' role going forward.

    393 views
  • Chinese Investment in the Americas
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    Chinese Investment in the Americas

    The Council of the Americas held a discussion on China’s increasing engagement in Latin American countries. Kimberly Breier, the assistant secretary of the State Department’s Western Hemisphere Affairs…

    109 views
  • State Department Officials Testify on US Response to Venezuela Crisis
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    Political Situation in Venezuela

    The Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on Western Hemisphere held a hearing on U.S. relations with Venezuela amid that country’s political turmoil and humanitarian crisis. Witnesses Elliot…

    1,485 views
  • Central American Security and Migration CBP Commissioner
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    Central American Security and Migration, CBP Commissioner

    Customs and Border Protection Commissioner Kevin McAleenan was the featured speaker at a discussion on development, security and migration in Central American nations. He focused on his…

    112 views
  • Promoting Democracy in Latin America
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    Promoting Democracy in Latin America

    Mark Green, U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) administrator, talked about promoting democracy and peace in Latin America, particularly in Venezuela, Nicaragua, and Colombia. He…

    229 views
  • Panelists Discuss Current Elections and Politics in Venezuela
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    Political Situation in Venezuela

    The Council of the Americas hosted a discussion on the political situation in Venezuela following the recent elections. Panelists included the Canadian ambassador to the Organization of…

    438 views
  • Hearing Focuses on US Investment in the Americas
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    U.S. Investment and Trade with Latin America

    The House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere convened a hearing on U.S. investments and trade with Latin America. The witnesses also briefly talked about the impacts of the…

    206 views
  • UN Ambassador Haley Calls for Venezuelan President Maduro to Step Down
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    Ambassador Haley Remarks to Council of the Americas

    U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley spoke at the 48th Annual Washington Conference on the Americas, during which she stressed U.S. commitment to the Western Hemisphere and called on Venezuelan…

    518 views
  • Former Ambassadors Discuss NAFTA and Security Implications
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    NAFTA and National Security Implications

    The Heritage Foundation hosted a discussion on NAFTA negotiations and the national security implications if the U.S. pulls out of the agreement. Senator Ben Sasse (R-NE), a strong NAFTA…

    230 views
  • Venezuelan Activists Discuss Political Turmoil
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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 opposition party -- to discuss the eroding political situation in…

    333 views
  • Senator Ivan Duque Mrquez Discusses the Colombian Peace Process
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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, who outlined many of the issues that need to be resolved. In…

    1,700 views
  • emLatino Americansem
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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 history of Latinos in America going back 500 years. The book is a…

    323 views
  • Venezuelas Political Future
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    Venezuela's Political Future

    Panelists talked about Venezuela’s political future. Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez had been ill since undergoing a cancer-related surgery in December 2012. The Venezuelan National Assembly approved a his…

    269 views
  • Business in Latin America
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    Business in Latin America

    Witnesses testified on the benefits and challenges of trade relations with Latin America. Among the issues they discussed were increased competition from China, market access barriers, and…

    410 views
  • Chinas Influence in Latin America
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    China's Influence in Latin America

    Scholars and development bankers talked about the foreign policy implications for the U.S. of China’s growing influence in Latin America. Topics included the China Development Bank, a…

    586 views
  • DrugRelated Violence in Central America
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    Drug-Related Violence in Central America

    William Brownfield spoke about security challenges and drug-related violence in Central America. He said that more than 95 percent of all illicit drugs that enter North America from South…

    485 views
  • North American Leaders Summit
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    North American Leaders Summit

    Eric Farnsworth gave his perspective on the North American Leaders Summit featuring President Bush, Mexican President Calderon, and Canadian Prime Minister Harper. Among the topics he…

    134 views
  • emEx Mex From Migrants to Immigrantsem
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    Ex Mex: From Migrants to Immigrants

    Former Mexican Foreign Affairs Minister Jorge Castaneda talked about his book Ex Mex: From Migrants to Immigrants, published by New Press. He talked about U.S. and Mexican immigration…

    291 views
  • Future of Cuba
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    Future of Cuba

    U.S. Secretary of Commerce Carlos Gutierrez talked about the future of Cuba and U.S. policy toward Cuba after Fidel Castro. He responded to audience members' questions. After Secretary Gutierrez’s…

    57 views
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