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  • Conference on the Americas Vice President Pence
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    Conference on the Americas, Vice President Pence

    The Americas Society and the Council of the Americas hosted its annual Conference on the Americas at the State Department. This portion of the event included keynote remarks by Vice President…

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  • 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…

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  • 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
  • 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…

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  • 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…

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  • 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…

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  • emLatin Lessonsem
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    Latin Lessons

    Hal Weitzman argues that a move away from Western-style globalization has put many South American countries on an upward economic trajectory, while the U.S. and Europe struggle. He was…

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  • 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…

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  • emForgotten Continentem
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    Forgotten Continent

    Michael Reid talked about his book, Forgotten Continent: The Battle for Latin America’s Soul. He spoke about the spread of capitalist democracies in Latin America and the challenge posed by…

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  • Conference on the Americas
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    Conference on the Americas

    Assistant Secretary Shannon, President Vazquez, Secretary Rice and others addressed the 36th annual conference of the Council of the Americas on topics of creating jobs and building hope…

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  • Business Development in the Western Hemisphere
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    Business Development in the Western Hemisphere

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  • A Century of the Americas
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    A Century of the Americas

    Senator Hagel spoke about relations amongst American nations. Among the topics he addressed were trade relations, immigration policy, and creating economic opportunity for all. Following…

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  • Free Markets in Western Hemisphere
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    Free Markets in Western Hemisphere

    The president encouraged members of the private sector in their efforts to expand trade and investment in Latin America. He called for support for a successful Uruguay round and for…

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  • Global Economy in the 90s
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    Global Economy in the 90's

    Secretary Eagleburger’s remarks concern the increasing importance of hemispheric relations.

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