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UK and OAS analyze drug situation in the Americas and different approaches
October 4, 2013
UK and OAS analyze drug situation in the Americas and different approaches (Source: MercoPress) EN| ES
September 10, 2013
US Launches Small Business Network of the Americas (Source: Latin American Herald Tribune) EN
Insulza meets Hague and presents report on the Drug Problem in the Americas at Chatham House
July 31, 2013
Insulza meets Hague and presents report on the Drug Problem in the Americas at Chatham House (Source: MercoPress) EN| ES
OAS Secretary General Presented Report on the Drug Problem in the Americas at CARICOM Meeting
July 7, 2013
OAS Secretary General Presented Report on the Drug Problem in the Americas at CARICOM Meeting (Source: South Florida Caribbean News) EN
Committee to Advise Panama on Possible Invitation to Cuba to Attend VII Summit of the Americas
June 6, 2013
Committee to Advise Panama on Possible Invitation to Cuba to Attend VII Summit of the Americas EN | ES
A Look at the OAS Report on Drug Policy in the Americas
May 21, 2013
A Look at the OAS Report on Drug Policy in the Americas (Source: Cato Institute) EN
Colombia: OAS presented a complete study on the drug problem in the Americas
May 20, 2013
Colombia: OAS presented a complete study on the drug problem in the Americas (Source: Infolatam) ES
Debate over drugs, on the table
May 19, 2013
Debate over drugs, on the table (Source: El Espectador) ES
Western leaders study 'gamechanging' report on global drugs trade
May 18, 2013
Western leaders study 'gamechanging' report on global drugs trade (Source: The Guardian) EN
OAS Secretary General Presents Report on the Drug Problem in the Americas
May 17, 2013
OAS Secretary General Presents Report on the Drug Problem in the Americas EN | ES
Speech EN | ES
OAS Secretary General Presents Report on Drug Problem in the Americas to the President of Colombia
May 16, 2013
OAS Secretary General Presents Report on Drug Problem in the Americas to the President of Colombia EN | ES
OAS to present drug analysis in the region
May 13, 2013
OAS to present drug analysis in the region (Source: Milenio) ES
President Obama and Leaders of Mexico and Central America Expand Low Carbon Electricity Cooperation
May 4, 2013
President Obama and Leaders of Mexico and Central America Expand Low Carbon Electricity Cooperation (Source: State.gov) EN
Joint Statement between the United States and Mexico
May 2, 2013
Joint Statement between the United States and Mexico (Source: The White House / Presidencia de la República de México) EN | ES
OAS Hosts Forum with Civil Society to Analyze Progress since the Sixth Summit of the Americas
March 18, 2013
OAS Hosts Forum with Civil Society to Analyze Progress since the Sixth Summit of the Americas EN | ES
Preparations underway for 2015 Summit of the Americas in Panama
January 29, 2013
Preparations underway for 2015 Summit of the Americas in Panama (Source: spanish.china.org.cn) ES
Reinvent the Summit of the Americas
January 28, 2013
Reinvent the Summit of the Americas (Source: Americas Society / Council of the Americas) EN
OAS to finalize drugs study in March
January 26, 2013
OAS to finalize drugs study in March (Source: PrensaLibre.com) ES
Panama Assumes the Chair of the Summit Process of the Americas
January 15, 2013
Panama Assumes the Chair of the Summit Process of the Americas EN | ES
OAS will resume anti-drug debate: Otto Pérez
January 6, 2013
OAS will resume anti-drug debate: Otto Pérez (Source: Noticieros Televisa) ES
Women Entrepreneurs in the Americas Small Grant Recipients Announced
December 5, 2012
Women Entrepreneurs in the Americas Small Grant Recipients Announced (Source: eNewsChannels) EN
OAS Moves Forward in Preparation of Report on the Drug Problem in the Americas
November 1, 2012
OAS Moves Forward in Preparation of Report on the Drug Problem in the Americas EN | ES
Speech by José Miguel Insulza, Secretary General of the OAS at the VI Competitiveness Forum of the Americas, Cali, Colombia
October 24, 2012
Speech by José Miguel Insulza, Secretary General of the OAS at the VI Competitiveness Forum of the Americas, Cali, Colombia ES
OAS Prepares New Framework for Evaluating Drug Policy in the Region
October 23, 2012
OAS Prepares New Framework for Evaluating Drug Policy in the Region EN | ES
U.S. highlights women entrepreneurs of the Americas
October 23, 2012
U.S. highlights women entrepreneurs of the Americas (Source: Univision) ES
Mexico 'has been innovating' to combat drug trafficking
October 20, 2012
Mexico 'has been innovating' to combat drug trafficking (Source: Univision) ES
Energy Security a U.S. Foreign Policy Priority, Clinton Says
October 18, 2012
Energy Security a U.S. Foreign Policy Priority, Clinton Says (Source: IIP Digital) EN
Secretary General of the OAS: “Only by Working Together” Can We Combat Drug Abuse
October 2, 2012
Secretary General of the OAS: “Only by Working Together” Can We Combat Drug Abuse EN | ES
Colombia and the U.S. urge for access to electricity
September 27, 2012
Colombia and the U.S. promote access to electricity (Source: Voice of America) ES
Clinton and Holguín urge achievement of universal access to electricity in the Americas
September 27, 2012
Clinton and Holguín urge achievement of universal access to electricity in the Americas (Source: Prensa Libre) ES
Hillary Clinton and María Ángela Holguín  urge achievement of universal access to electricity in the Americas
September 27, 2012
Hillary Clinton and María Ángela Holguín urge achievement of universal access to electricity in the Americas (Source: NTN24) ES
Clinton, Colombia’s Foreign Minister Meet to Advance Connecting the Americas 2022
September 27, 2012
Clinton, Colombia’s Foreign Minister Meet to Advance Connecting the Americas 2022 (Source: Latin American Herald Tribune / Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Colombia) EN | ES
LatAm presidents call for drug debate at UN
September 27, 2012
LatAm presidents call for drug debate at UN (Source: Huff Post / El Nuevo Herald) EN | ES
Calderón asks the UN to review ban on drugs
September 27, 2012
Calderón asks the UN to review ban on drugs (Source: La Razón) ES
Pérez Molina urges a 'diferent' fight against drugs
September 27, 2012
Pérez Molina urges a diferent fight against drugs (Source: Informador.com.mx) ES
Chapultepec Consensus: Establishment of the Hemispheric Approach for Cooperation against Transnational Organized Crime
September 20, 2012
Chapultepec Consensus: Establishment of the Hemispheric Approach for Cooperation against Transnational Organized Crime (Source: Permanent Mission of Mexico to the OAS) EN / ES
The Road to Hemispheric Cooperation: Beyond the Cartagena Summit of the Americas
July 17, 2012
The Road to Hemispheric Cooperation: Beyond the Cartagena Summit of the Americas (Source: The Brookings Institution) EN
Brazil, Colombia, and Uruguay Consider Drug Decriminalization
July 6, 2012
Brazil, Colombia, and Uruguay Consider Drug Decriminalization (Source: Americas Society) EN
SICA sets date to hear progress of the OAS on decriminalization
July 5, 2012
SICA sets date to hear progress of the OAS on decriminalization (Source: Prensa Libre) ES
IDB disburses first loan under women entrepreneurshipBanking initiative
June 29, 2012
IDB disburses first loan under women entrepreneurshipBanking initiative (Source: Inter-American Development Bank) EN
Remarks at the APEC Women and the Economy Forum
June 29, 2012
Remarks at the APEC Women and the Economy Forum: Hillary Clinton
...Now the Americas and the Asia Pacific have many distinct concerns, but the needs of entrepreneurs are similar around the world. Two months ago at the Summit of the Americas, we launched a program to create public-private partnerships to support women ... (Source: State.gov) EN
OAS representatives discuss anti-narcotic strategies in Peru
June 26, 2012
OAS representatives discuss anti-narcotic strategies in Peru (Source: spanish.people.com.cn) ES
OAS Secretary General arrives today to participate in Drug Summit
June 24, 2012
OAS Secretary General arrives today to participate in Drug Summit (Source: Andina) ES
Insulza confirms participation in anti-drug forum in Peru
June 22, 2012
Insulza confirms participation in anti-drug forum in Peru (Source: La Estrella) ES
Santos: Legalization of marijuana in Uruguay could generate
June 21, 2012
Santos: Legalization of marijuana in Uruguay could generate "distortions" (Source: Infolatam) ES
New regional approach on drugs
June 21, 2012
New regional approach on drugs (Source: hoy.com.ec) ES
Debate on drug legalization returns
June 20, 2012
Debate on drug legalization returns (Source: Prensa Latina) ES
OAS Hosts Debate on Role of Education in Development in the Americas
June 19, 2012
OAS Hosts Debate on Role of Education in Development in the Americas EN | ES
OAS Secretary General Meets with the President of Panama
June 18, 2012
OAS Secretary General Meets with the President of Panama EN | ES
Frank talk on tough issues at Summit of the Americas
June 17, 2012
Frank talk on tough issues at Summit of the Americas (Source: thestar.com) EN
Chile hopes to represent middle income countries at G20 meeting
June 8, 2012
Chile hopes to represent middle income countries at G20 meeting (Source: Lainformación.com) ES
About the Summit of the Americas
June 7, 2012
Sobre la Cumbre de las Américas: Nuestro hemisferio gana cuando los países trabajan juntos por un objetivo compartido (Source: La Razón) ES
Going beyond scandal to substance
June 7, 2012
Going beyond scandal to substance (Source: Prensa.com) ES
Panamá desea asistencia de toda América a Cumbre continental 2015
June 6, 2012
Panamá desea asistencia de toda América a Cumbre continental 2015 (Source: Spanish.China.Org.Cn) ES
OAS Assembly Chooses Panama as Venue for the 2015 Summit of the Americas
June 5, 2012
OAS Assembly Chooses Panama as Venue for the 2015 Summit of the Americas EN | ES
Secretary General Meets with Canadian Foreign Minister
June 2, 2012
Secretary General Meets with Canadian Foreign Minister EN | ES
Private Sector Job Prescription
May 31, 2012
Private Sector Job Prescription (Source: Americas Society) EN
Should Latin America End the War on Drugs?
May 31, 2012
Should Latin America End the War on Drugs? (Source: The New York Times) EN
Ivelaw Lloyd Griffin: Summit at least put drug war options on the table
May 30, 2012
Ivelaw Lloyd Griffin: Summit at least put drug war options on the table (Source: Sun Sentinel) EN
Idea born at the Summit of the Americas in Colombia
May 29, 2012
Idea born at the Summit of the Americas in Colombia (Source: Informador.com.mx) ES
Going beyond scandal to substance
May 27, 2012
Going beyond scandal to substance (Source: Trinidad Express / El Universal) EN | ES
OP-ED: The Summit of the Americas, Quiet Progress amidst the Noise
May 23, 2012
OP-ED: The Summit of the Americas, Quiet Progress amidst the Noise (Source: Demerara Waves) EN
Young People Raised Their Voice and Commitment at the VI Summit of the Americas
May 15, 2012
Young People Raised Their Voice and Commitment at the VI Summit of the Americas EN | ES
WEAmericas
May 14, 2012
U.S. Department of State Announces International Exchange to Connect Women Entrepreneurs in the Americas (Source: State.gov) EN
Thoughts after the Summit of the Americas
May 14, 2012
Thoughts after the Summit of the Americas (Source: Beyond Access) EN
Noam Chomsky on Cartagena and Beyond the Secret Service Scandal
May 11, 2012
Noam Chomsky on Cartagena and Beyond the Secret Service Scandal (Source: obrag.org / La Tribuna Hispana) EN | ES
U.S. Policy Toward the Americas: The Summit and Beyond
May 11, 2012
U.S. Policy Toward the Americas: The Summit and Beyond (Source: State.gov) EN
Land Title Represents Victory at Summit of the Americas, but Caution Required
May 10, 2012
Land Title Represents Victory at Summit of the Americas, but Caution Required (Source: Foreign Policy Association) EN
Coordination in the Fight Against Transnational Organised Crime in the Americas: another band-aid solution?
May 9, 2012
Coordination in the Fight Against Transnational Organised Crime in the Americas: another band-aid solution? (Source: University of Oxford) EN
May 9, 2012
OAS Secretary General Opens Meeting of the Inter-American Drug Abuse Control Commission EN | ES
Sherry Tross, Executive Secretary of the Summits Secretariat presented with the Order of Bernardo O'Higgins Award by the Government of Chile
May 8, 2012
Sherry Tross, Executive Secretary of the Summits Secretariat presented with the Order of Bernardo O'Higgins award by the Government of Chile (Source: Caribseek News) EN
The Importance of the Americas to Our Shared Future
May 8, 2012
The Importance of the Americas to Our Shared Future (Source: State.gov) EN
Paradoxes of the Summit of the Americas
May 2, 2012
Paradoxes of the Summit of the Americas (Source: The Huffington Post) ES
The women of the Sixth Summit of the Americas
April 27, 2012
The women of the Sixth Summit of the Americas (Source: El Universal) ES
Secretary General Insulza: The Sixth Summit showed that although there is no common policy, the Americas have a common agenda
April 24, 2012
Secretary General Insulza: "The Sixth Summit showed that although there is no common policy, the Americas have a common agenda" EN | ES
Leading the region: One of the challenges of President Santos
April 23, 2012
Leading the region: One of the challenges of President Santos (Source: El Universal) ES
The Sixth Summit of the Americas, Cuba and the U.S.
April 21, 2012
The Sixth Summit of the Americas, Cuba and the U.S. (Source: Los Tiempos) ES
The Cartagena Summit: Positive Voices amidst Rancor
April 20, 2012
The Cartagena Summit: Positive Voices amidst Rancor (Source: Brookings) EN
The Summit of the Americas
April 18, 2012
The Summit of the Americas (Source: Stabroek News) EN
How did we do at the Summit?
April 18, 2012
How did we do at the Summit? (Source: El Nuevo Siglo) ES
Shakira Advocates For Children And Universal Education At The Summit Of The Americas In Colombia
April 18, 2012
Shakira Advocates For Children And Universal Education At The Summit Of The Americas In Colombia (Source: The Huffington Post / RCN Radio) EN | ES
Inviting a skunk to the party
April 17, 2012
Inviting a skunk to the party (Source: The Miami Herald) EN
The economic hemisphere, satisfied with the Summit
April 16, 2012
The economic hemisphere, satisfied with the Summit (Source: El Tiempo) ES
Balance: Lo que le deja la VI Cumbre de las Américas
April 16, 2012
Balance: Lo que le deja la VI Cumbre de las Américas (Source: El País) ES
Beyond the Secret Service Scandal: Why the Americas Summits Matter
April 16, 2012
Beyond the Secret Service Scandal: Why the Americas Summits Matter (Source: Time) EN
Despite Obama charm, Americas summit boosts U.S. isolation
April 16, 2012
Despite Obama charm, Americas summit boosts U.S. isolation (Source: Reuters) EN
For Mexico, the Summit was a success
April 15, 2012
For Mexico, the Summit was a success (Source: El Colombiano) ES
¿Cumbres? Las de antes
April 14, 2012
¿Cumbres? Las de antes (Source: El País Internacional) ES
The CEO Summit concluded with a discussion of sensitive topics
April 14, 2012
The CEO Summit concluded with a discussion of sensitive topics (Source: El Colombiano) ES
OAS Secretary General urges leaders “not to give in to division or complacency” and calls for “dialogue, cooperation and tolerance” at the inauguration of the Summit of the Americas
April 14, 2012
OAS Secretary General urges leaders “not to give in to division or complacency” and calls for “dialogue, cooperation and tolerance” at the inauguration of the Summit of the Americas (Source: Emol.com ) EN | ES
Venezuela's Chavez To Miss OAS Summit in Colombia
April 14, 2012
Venezuela's Chavez To Miss OAS Summit in Colombia (Source: Latin American Herald Tribune / Caracol Radio ) EN | ES
Obama touts 'a billion consumers' in the Americas
April 14, 2012
Obama touts 'a billion consumers' in the Americas (Source: USA Today / larepublica.com) EN | ES
Sixth Summit of the Americas: 8 things to watch
April 14, 2012
Sixth Summit of the Americas: 8 things to watch (Source: CS Monitor) EN
Trade is the focus as PM Stephen Harper heads to Colombia for the Summit of the Americas
April 13, 2012
Trade is the focus as PM Stephen Harper heads to Colombia for the Summit of the Americas (Source: The Peterborough Examiner) EN
Remarks at the Summit of the Americas Civil Society Meeting
April 13, 2012
Remarks at the Summit of the Americas Civil Society Meeting (Source: State.gov / El Espectador) EN | ES
More than a thousand social actors participate in Sixth Summit of the Americas
April 13, 2012
More than a thousand social actors participate in Sixth Summit of the Americas (Source: El Sol de Santiago) ES
ECLAC supports inclusion of all countries in hemispheric integration
April 12, 2012
ECLAC supports inclusion of all countries in hemispheric integration (Source: Grupo Fórmula) ES
Women making gains in leadership positions in the Americas
April 10, 2012
Women making gains in leadership positions in the Americas (Source: The Houston Chronicle / El Universal) EN | ES
PAHO photography exhibit, “Vaccination: An Act of Love,” on display at Summit of the Americas
April 10, 2012
PAHO photography exhibit, “Vaccination: An Act of Love,” on display at Summit of the Americas (Source: PAHO) EN | ES
Guatemala will propose a commission to examine drug decriminilization at the Summit
April 10, 2012
Guatemala will propose a commission to examine drug decriminilization at the Summit (Source: Lainformacion.com) ES
Youth premiere in Summit of the Americas as official social actors
April 9, 2012
Youth premiere in Summit of the Americas as official social actors (Source: Univision) ES
Latin America can avoid status quo trap
April 9, 2012
Latin America can avoid status quo trap (Source: The Miami Herald) EN
Summit of the Americas begins
April 9, 2012
Summit of the Americas begins (Source: ABC Color.com) ES
US is largest group at Summit of the Americas in Colombia
April 9, 2012
US is largest group at Summit of the Americas in Colombia (Source: Colombia Reports) EN
Not just another photo op
April 8, 2012
Not just another photo op (Source: The Miami Herald) EN
Obama is far from Latin America
April 8, 2012
Obama is far from Latin America (Source: La Opinión) ES
Heading to Summit of the Americas: Obama, Chávez – and robots
April 5, 2012
Heading to Summit of the Americas: Obama, Chávez – and robots (Source: The Christian Science Monitor) EN
Debate antidrogas centrará la Cumbre de las Américas
April 5, 2012
Drug debate will be the focus at the Summit of the Americas (Source: Los Tiempos) ES
Colombia Readies to Receive Attendees to Summit
April 5, 2012
Colombia Readies to Receive Attendees to Summit (Source: Prensa Latina) EN
Santos insists on discussing the fight against drugs at the Summit of the Americas
April 5, 2012
Santos insists on discussing the fight against drugs at the Summit of the Americas (Source: El Espectador) ES
CEO Summit of the Americas: a lever for the continent's economy
April 5, 2012
CEO Summit of the Americas: a lever for the continent's economy (Source: Vanguardia.com) ES
Trade and Security, key issues for Obama at the Summit of the Americas
April 4, 2012
Trade and Security, key issues for Obama at the Summit of the Americas (Source: El Universo) ES
Summit of the Americas: A united Latin America intends to speak
April 4, 2012
Summit of the Americas: A united Latin America intends to speak "one on one" with the U.S. (Source: Vistazo.com) ES
April 3, 2012
Diplomacy, drugs and the Summit of the Americas, a conversation with Colombia's foreign minister (Source: Univision) EN
Americas Summit expected to release support-statement for Argentina’s Falklands claim
April 3, 2012
Americas Summit expected to release support-statement for Argentina’s Falklands claim (Source: Mercopress) EN
The challenge for Colombia is a Summit of the Americas with 'concrete results'
April 3, 2012
The challenge for Colombia is a Summit of the Americas with 'concrete results' (Source: Caracol Radio) ES
Cartagena in the spotlight of the continent
April 2, 2012
Cartagena in the spotlight of the continent (Source: hoy.com.ec) ES
Obama will dedicate his attention to Latin America in April
March 31, 2012
Obama will dedicate his attention to Latin America in April (Source: Infobae.com) ES
Five thousands persons to attend the Peoples's Summit
March 30, 2012
Five thousands persons to attend the Peoples's Summit (Source: ElUniversal.com) ES
Summit of the Americas brings together businessmen and presidents
March 29, 2012
Summit of the Americas brings together businessmen and presidents (Source: Portafolio.co) ES
Calderon will participate in Summit of the Americas in Colombia
March 29, 2012
Calderon will participate in Summit of the Americas in Colombia (Source: Cronica.com.mx) ES
The Summit of Muted Intentions
March 27, 2012
The Summit of Muted Intentions (Source: Project-Syndicate / Diariolasamericas.com) EN | ES
The Summit of the Americas will discuss the Falklands/Malvinas issue
March 27, 2012
The Summit of the Americas will discuss the Falklands/Malvinas issue (Source: MercoPress / Infobae.com) EN | ES
Summit of the Americas: A medium of expression for society
March 23, 2012
Summit of the Americas: A medium of expression for society (Source: Miamidiario.com) ES
El Salvador and Nicaragua seek to overcome poverty
March 23, 2012
El Salvador and Nicaragua seek to overcome poverty (Source: Diariocolatino.com) ES
600 Red Cross volunteers for the Summit of the Americas in Cartagena
March 23, 2012
600 Red Cross volunteers for the Summit of the Americas in Cartagena (Source: RCN Radio) ES
Summit of the Americas: Stephen Harper Expected To Reboot Latin America Relations
March 23, 2012
Summit of the Americas: Stephen Harper Expected To Reboot Latin America Relations (Source: The Huffington Post) EN
March 20, 2012
Summit of the Americas: Connecting the Americas, Partners for Prosperity (Source: State.gov) EN
March 19, 2012
Chavez will attend 2012 Summit of the Americas in Colombia (Source: Colombia Reports / Telesur) EN | ES
- Press Release -
March 19, 2012
President Obama speaks with President Juan Manuel Santos of Colombia (Source: Whitehouse.gov / Presidencia de la República de Colombia) EN | ES
Colombia hosts major international business summit
March 16, 2012
Colombia hosts major international business summit (Source: Colombia Reports) EN
Summit of the Americas 'will always be an important event': Evo
March 15, 2012
Summit of the Americas "will always be an important event": Evo (Source: Semana.com) ES
Evo Morales and Dilma Rousseff to attend the Summit of the Americas in Cartagena
March 15, 2012
Evo Morales and Dilma Rousseff to attend the Summit of the Americas in Cartagena (Source: Lainformacion.com) EN
March 15, 2012
The Cartagena Summit: Agenda, Challenges, and Expectations (Source: Inter-American Dialogue)
The focus of the session will be on the proposed agenda for discussion among the assembled Heads of State and on the expected outcomes of their deliberations. EN
Young people deliver their proposals for the Sixth Summit of Americas
March 14, 2012
Young people deliver their proposals for the Sixth Summit of Americas (Source: SDPnoticias.com) ES
Consider including the topic of migration at the Summit of the Americas
March 14, 2012
Consider including the topic of migration at the Summit of the Americas (Source: Criterio) ES
Indigenous request special chapter in final declaration of the Sixth Summit of the Americas
March 14, 2012
Indigenous request special chapter in final declaration of the Sixth Summit of the Americas (Source: Libreta de Apuntes) ES
Remarks by Secretary of State Clinton at the Opening Session of the Global Chiefs of Mission Conference
March 13, 2012
Remarks by Secretary of State Clinton at the Opening Session of the Global Chiefs of Mission Conference (Source: State.gov) EN
Santos proposes method to discuss drug legalization at the Summit
March 13, 2012
Santos proposes method to discuss drug legalization at the Summit (Source: El Tiempo) ES
Inequality: Democracy’s credibility gap
March 13, 2012
Inequality: Democracy’s credibility gap (Source: The Jamaica Gleaner / El mercurio) EN | ES
Shakira to reward education pioneers at Americas Summit
March 12, 2012
Shakira to reward education pioneers at Americas Summit (Source: Colombia Reports) EN
Private Sector of the Region Convenes at the OAS to Offer Recommendations Ahead of the Sixth Summit of the Americas
March 11, 2012
Private Sector of the Region Convenes at the OAS to Offer Recommendations Ahead of the Sixth Summit of the Americas EN | ES
Interview with the President of IDB: 'Complacency is the greatest danger facing Latin America'
March 11, 2012
Interview with the President of IDB: 'Complacency is the greatest danger facing Latin America' (Source: Portafolio.co) ES
Summit of the Americas forces Cartagena to move like a
clock
March 10, 2012
Summit of the Americas forces Cartagena to move like a clock (Source: El Tiempo) ES
US agrees to discuss drug legalization at regional summit
March 9, 2012
US agrees to discuss drug legalization at regional summit (Source: Colombia Reports) EN
Colombia exerts diplomacy ahead of summit
March 8, 2012
Colombia exerts diplomacy ahead of summit (Source: CNN) EN
National Police Present Safety Plan for VI Summit of the Americas
march 8, 2012
National Police Present Safety Plan for VI Summit of the Americas (Source: Web Infomil) ES
Colombia's Santos: Cuba not invited to Americas Summit
March 7, 2012
Cuba to skip regional summit, averting diplomatic flap (Source: Chicago Tribune) EN
Colombia's Santos: Cuba not invited to Americas Summit (Source: BBC) EN
Cuba Will Not Participate in Americas Summit, Santos Says (Source: Bloomberg) EN
The hummingbird  is native to the Americas. Found from Alaska to Tierra del Fuego, it represents a vision of unity across the  continent. The  wide range of colors represents the diversity of the Americas.
March 6, 2012
Peru requests that everyone participate in the Summit of the Americas Summit, including Cuba (Source: El Norte de Castilla) ES
Summit of the Americas: The great event of the mandarins of the region
March 6, 2012
Summit of the Americas: The great event of the mandarins of the region (Source: Revista Credencial) ES
Colombian Leader to Visit Cuba for Talks on Americas Summit
March 5, 2012
Colombian Leader to Visit Cuba for Talks on Americas Summit (Source: Latin American Herald Tribune) EN
What can we expect from the Summit of the Americas?
March 5, 2012
What can we expect from the Summit of the Americas? (Souce: El Colombiano) ES
Cartagena prepares for the Sixth Summit of the Americas
March 1, 2012
Cartagena prepares for the Sixth Summit of the Americas (Source: El Universal) ES
Vice President of Suriname and OAS Secretary General Open Education Ministerial in Paramaribo
March 1, 2012
Vice President of Suriname and OAS Secretary General Open Education Ministerial in Paramaribo EN | ES
Summit of the Americas will be broadcast on social networks
February 29, 2012
Summit of the Americas will be broadcast on social networks (Source: El Universal) ES
Social Actors have important role in Summit of the Americas
February 29, 2012
Social Actors have important role in Summit of the Americas (Source: Uniradionoticias.com) ES
The Summit will be a great opportunity to portray a positive image: Santos
February 29, 2012
The Summit will be a great opportunity to portray a positive image: Santos (Source: Terra) ES
Ecuador will await decision on Cuba to decide whether to attend the Summit of the Americas
February 28, 2012
Ecuador will await decision on Cuba to decide whether to attend the Summit of the Americas (Source: ABC.es) ES
The Importance of the Summit in Cartagena
February 28, 2012
The Importance of the Summit in Cartagena (Source: Inter-American Dialogue / El Colombiano) EN | ES
Panama Talks Human Rights and Development with OAS
February 27, 2012
Panama Talks Human Rights and Development with OAS (Source: Caribbean Journal) EN
Summit of the Americas: Is it worth it?
February 27, 2012
Summit of the Americas: Is it worth it? (Source: Ticotimes.net / El Universal) EN | ES
Summit Implementation Review Group for the VI Summit of the Americas meets this week in Cartagena
February 13, 2012
Summit Implementation Review Group for the VI Summit of the Americas meets this week in Cartagena (Source: Summits of the Americas Press) ES
President Santos hopes to overcome “impasse” by country participation in the Summit of the Americas
February 10, 2012
President Santos hopes to overcome “impasse” by country participation in the Summit of the Americas (Source: RCN Radio) ES
Public Security in the Hemisphere on the Road to the Summit of the Americas
February 9, 2012
Public Security in the Hemisphere on the Road to the Summit of the Americas (Source: The Bahamas Weekly) EN | ES
US Under Secretary Sherman visits Colombia
January 30, 2012
US Under Secretary Sherman visits Colombia (Source: VOA) ES
The Caribbean social sector in the Summits of the Americas
January 26, 2012
The Caribbean social sector in the Summits of the Americas (Source: El Heraldo) ES
Social Actors
January 20, 2012
With 83 days left for the VI Summit of the Americas, Minister of Foreign Affairs, María Ángela Holguín begins the process of reflection with social actors towards the event in Cartagena ES
The Next Summit of the Americas: A Preview of Cartagena, Colombia
January 12, 2012
Infolatam:
The Next Summit of the Americas: A Preview of Cartagena, Colombia (Source: Inter-American Dialogue) EN | ES
The challenges of 2012
December 31, 2011
The challenges of 2012
By José Miguel Insulza, Secretary General of the Organization of American States (Source: La República) ES
Panama Participates in Online Forum of the Sixth Summit of the Americas
November 29, 2011
Panama Participates in Online Forum of the Sixth Summit of the Americas (Source: SDPNoticias.com) ES
OAS Secretary General Calls on Governments of the Americas to “strengthen institutional capacities through cooperation to advance public safety“
November 17, 2011
OAS Secretary General Calls on Governments of the Americas to “strengthen institutional capacities through cooperation to advance public safety" EN | ES
Secretary General Participates in SIRG Meeting
November 8, 2011
OAS Secretary General Highlights Sixth Summit as Last Opportunity to Advance on Fulfillment of Millennium Development Goals EN | ES
OAS Receives Input on Poverty Reduction and Natural Disasters for 2012 Summit of the Americas
November 4, 2011
Social Actors at OAS Agree on Poverty and Natural Disasters Recommendations for 2012 Summit of the Americas EN | ES
OAS Convenes Social Stakeholders and Experts to Offer Recommendations for Summit of the Americas
November 1, 2011
OAS Convenes Social Stakeholders and Experts to Offer Recommendations for Summit of the Americas EN | ES
Meeting of Ministers of Agriculture of the Americas 2011
October 21, 2011
OAS Receives 1.73 Million Dollars from the United States for the Inter-American Social Protection Network EN | ES

Remarks by Ambassador Carmen Lomellin, US Permanent Representative to the OAS EN

Meeting of Ministers of Agriculture of the Americas 2011
October 19, 2011
Countries make final adjustments to declaration that will promote innovation in the region’s agricultural sector (Source: Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture - IICA) EN | ES
H.E. Hugo de Zela
October 4, 2011
10 Years of the Inter-American Democratic Charter - H.E. Hugo de Zela, Ambassador, Permanent Representative of Peru EN | ES

Second Regular Meeting of 2011 of the Summit Implementation Review Group (SIRG)
September 16, 2011
OAS Member States begin negotiations towards the Sixth Summit of the Americas 2012 EN | ES
XV Annual CAF Conference on the Americas
September 8, 2011
An Americas Agenda for the World: Keynote Speech at XV Annual CAF Conference
By Thomas A. Shannon, Acting Undersecretary of State for Political Affairs (Source: Inter-American Dialogue) EN

"...The Summit process is very important to us. It provides the only truly hemispheric forum that gathers all the democratically – elected leaders of the Americas. Its trend toward inclusiveness, as civil society and the private sector become more involved in the Summit and its initiatives, show an unprecedented coming together of interests and actors that are shaping the Americas in the 21st century..." Full text

St. Kitts and Nevis Prime Minister and Chairman of CARICOM, the Hon, Dr. Denzil L. Douglas (left) greets the President of Colombia, His Excellency Juan Manuel Santos (Photo:  Erasmus Williams)
July 2, 2011
Remarks by the President Juan Manuel Santos at the XXXII Caricom Summit (Source: Office of the President of Colombia) EN | ES

"...We want to hold a Summit that projects the hemisphere as a strategic partner of the international community in its quest to solve the great challenges facing humanity.

From Cartagena we –Latin America and the Caribbean– must reclaim our status as a relevant actor on the world stage..." Full text

The hummingbird  is native to the Americas. Found from Alaska to Tierra del Fuego, it represents a vision of unity across the  continent. The  wide range of colors represents the diversity of the Americas. June 13, 2011
Minister Holguín urges business leaders to work together for the Americas (Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs) ES
Ministerial Meeting of the Summit Implementation Review Group (SIRG)
June 7, 2011
Colombia Announces Theme of the Sixth Summit of the Americas: “Connecting the Americas: Partners for Prosperity”

Press Release EN | ES

 
June 7, 2011
OAS agrees that, as proposed by Colombia that the Summit of the Americas reflects an image of a united hemisphere (Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs) ES

Joint Statement by President Rousseff and President Obama
March 19, 2011
Joint Statement by President Rousseff (Brazil) and President Obama (United States) (Source: The White House) EN
OAS Assistant Secretary General Visits Colombia in Preparation for the 2012 Summit of the Americas
March 15, 2011
OAS Assistant Secretary General Visits Colombia in Preparation for the 2012 Summit of the Americas EN | ES

Bogota Meeting of Think Tanks on the Summit of the Americas EN
 
October 29, 2009
OAS and Colombia kick start the Summit of the Americas process for 2012

Press Release EN | ES

Interview with the Permanent Representative from Colombia to the OAS, Ambassador Luis Alfonso Hoyos
September 25, 2009
Interview with the Permanent Representative from Colombia to the OAS, Ambassador Luis Alfonso Hoyos

Transfer of the Chairmanship of the Summits Process to the Colombian Government ES
Radio Interview ES

His Excellency Jaime Bermudez Merizalde and The Honourable Paula Gopee-Scoon
September 21, 2009
Summits Chairmanship Transferred To Colombia

The formal transfer of the chairmanship of the Summits of the Americas Process, on September 21, 2009, was marked by the passing of the statue “Inukshuk”, by the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, the Honourable Paula Gopee-Scoon, to the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Colombia, His Excellency Jaime Bermudez Merizalde. This statue, a landmark that was created by the Inuit peoples of North America, was described by Minister Gopee-Scoon as “a symbol of guidance, cooperation and the unity of our peoples”.

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