By Thomaz Favaro SÃO PAULO – Members of South America’s largest trading bloc held its 48th summit earlier this month in Brasília. The meeting marked the long-due incorporation of Bolivia as the bloc’s sixth permanent member, together with Brazil, Argentina, Paraguay, Uruguay and Venezuela. But the summit may be more newsworthy for [...]
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
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."
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
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.
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 [...]
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 [...]
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
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
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...
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
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 ?
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
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
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
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
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 [...]
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
The Sixth Summit of the Americas is about achieving a dream for the Americas. Through successful partnerships, we will address key challenges facing the people of the Americas -- from energy and citizen security to more inclusive economic growth -- while also advancing core U.S. Show More Summary