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The Americas Chart a Path for Success in the 21st Century

As we enter 2013, we'd like to share with you how the United States worked with our partners in the Americas last year. The year 2012 brought dynamic new developments in the Western Hemisphere, highlighted by the Sixth Summit of theShow More Summary

Black Gay Pride summit tackles issues [photos]

2 years agoLGBT / Gay : Project Q Atlanta

The sixth State of Black Gay America Summit showed the serious side of Black Gay Pride on Saturday with the theme “Embracing Our Collective Power To Influence Change."

Small Business Surpassing Borders

When President Obama was at the sixth Summit of the Americas in Colombia last month, a summit that aimed to build equal partnerships in the hemisphere, he placed an emphasis on the vital role of small businesses in the Americas. In Tampa,...Show More Summary

Colombia: What did the VI Summit of the Americas Leave Behind?

Netizens commented on various events, some serious and some lighter ones, related to the Sixth Summit of the Americas. They also shared their opinion on the agreements that were reached (like the free trade agreement between Colombia and the U.S.) and on those that did not meet consensus.

Punishing Cuba 50 Years On

2 years agoNews : The Coming Crisis

With the media happily fixated on the sex scandal swirling around the U.S. Secret Service, the Sixth Summit of the Americas held in Cartagena, Colombia over the weekend was left to collapse with little notice. The inability of the some...Show More Summary

Americas Summit Cements ‘North American Isolation’ (Opera Mundi, Brazil)

The Latin American reaction to the Sixth Summit of the Americas continues to roll in, and for those of us from the United States, it is not an encouraging one. How much diminished is U.S. influence in Latin America? Has Washington properly processed this dramatic geopolitical change? This analysis from Brazil’s Opera Mundi paints the [...]

Blaming Washington: Why the Americas Summit was a Bust (El Pais, Spain)

By attacking the United States, were Latin American leaders at the Sixth Summit of the Americas seeking to divert attention from issues that they would have found personally embarrassing? For Spain’s El Pais, columnist Moises Naim describes not only the diversion being practiced by many of the region’s heads of state, but how much less [...]

The U.S.-Latin America disconnect

From the photographs of Hillary Clinton partying up at a Cartagena disco during last weekend's Sixth Summit of the Americas, it appears she was the only U.S. official who enjoyed herself while in Colombia. (We'll leave out the members...Show More Summary

The Shakira Summit

2 years agoNews : News Desk

On Sunday, Barack Obama became the first U.S. President in history to spend a weekend in Colombia. The occasion was the sixth Summit of the Americas, a ritual forum convened every three years by the Organization of American States. This...Show More Summary

Colombia: Free Trade Agreement with U.S. to Take Effect on May 15

After the close of the Sixth Summit of the Americas, President Barack Obama and President Juan Manuel Santos announced that the free trade agreement between Colombia and the United States will take effect starting next May 15. While citizen media [es] users show skepticism [es], mass media outlets [es] present it as a...

What happened to Obama's guayabera?

Something didn't happen at the sixth Summit of the Americas in Cartagena, Colombia over the weekend. Yes, Western hemisphere nations failed to reach consensus on including Cuba in the gathering, overhauling the region's drug policy (an expert taskforce will study the issue), or, really, much of anything. Show More Summary

Gaffetastic! Hotshot Obama Flunks Island Geography at Summit of the Americas

President Barack Obama, front center, gestures during the official photo at the sixth Summit of the Americas in Cartagena, Colombia, Sunday April 15, 2012. Obama is flanked by Presidents Sebastian Pinera of Chile, front left, and Otto Perez Molina of … Continue reading ?

Americas Summit Consensus Reached on Drugs, Organized Crime

The sixth edition of the Summit of the Americas in Cartagena, Colombia ended on Sunday with the absence of a final declaration. Despite the disagreement among countries over issues like Cuba, the Falklands and drug legalization, consensus...Show More Summary

Hillary Clinton Caught On Camera Drinking Cerveza, Doing the Rumba in Cartagena [Secretary Of Partying Down]

In Cartagena, Colombia, for the sixth Summit of the Americas, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was spotted late Saturday night taking a breather from running the world to down a few drinks and dance the diplomatic doldrums away with her staffers and security agents at Café More »

Travel Diary: President Obama, Secretary Clinton Attend the Sixth Summit of the Americas in Colombia

More: Trip Page | Interactive Travel Map | White House Blog -- President Obama at the Summit of the Americas Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton accompanied President Barack Obama for the Sixth Summit of the Americas in Cartagena, Colombia from April 13-15. Show More Summary

Secret Service Agents Recalled Because They Allegedly Didn't Pay Hooker

President Obama had a bumpy arrival in Cartagena, Colombia yesterday for the sixth annual Summit of the Americas when a dozen secret service agents were relieved of duty and sent home amid allegations of misconduct involving prostitution. Show More Summary

Travel Diary: Secretary Clinton Travels to Colombia, Brazil, and Belgium

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton will travel to Colombia, Brazil, and Belgium from April 13 to April 19. Secretary Clinton will accompany President Obama for the Sixth Summit of the Americas in Cartagena, Colombia from April 13-15. Show More Summary

Colombia’s President Talks with TIME About Castro, Capitalism and His Country’s Comeback

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos will host the sixth Summit of the Americas this weekend, April 14-15, in the Caribbean city of Cartagena. The hemispheric gathering marks a comeback for Colombia, which is emerging from half a century of crippling guerrilla, drug and political violence and is making a serious bid to be Latin America’s [...]

Americas Summit: Obama needs to rescue the democratic charter

President Obama will join his 34 regional counterparts in Cartagena, Colombia this weekend for the Sixth Summit of the Americas. The theme of this year's meeting is "Connecting the Americas: Partners for Prosperity." A more appropriate...Show More Summary

America's drug war partners are speaking their minds

By Adam Siegel Colombian president Juan Manuel Santos is likely to open the Sixth Summit of the Americas in Cartagena next month with a standard welcome for Barack Obama and the 33 other leaders of the Western Hemisphere, but maybe there's...Show More Summary

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