As well as preparatory meetings. Latin Country Email List America, then through the so-called Rio Group (made up of the sum of the Contadora Group, the Contadora Support Group, the Caribbean Community [Caricom] and the Central American Integration System [SICA]), held meetings of Country Email List ahead of the summit in order to make contributions that reflected the needs of the region. From a bureaucratic point of view, the role of the Undersecretary for Hemispheric Affairs of the Country Email List Department of State, Alexander Watson, was relevant. He knew the region - he had had diplomatic assignments.
Bolivia, Brazil, Chile and Peru - and spoke Country Email List both Spanish and Portuguese. Given the notable asymmetry of power and by virtue of the consent of a large part of Latin America and the Caribbean, Washington reached an agreement regarding the centrality of the FTAA as a key objective in the coming decade. Additionally, the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and the Organization Country Email List of American States (OAS) would come to play a key role in the implementation of the various thematic commitments reached. At the time, a prestigious figure such as Enrique Iglesias presided over the IDB and the former president of Colombia, César Gaviria, arrived at the OAS Secretariat with an institutional Country Email List modernization agenda. But this state of suggestive coincidence between the.
United States and Latin America was not going to Country Email List last for long. Different international realities (such as the attacks of September 11, 2001 and the beginning of the «war on terrorism», the progressive rise of China, the beginning of a secular stagnation of the Country Email List economies of the West and the increase in US protectionism) and (such as the growing social and economic Country Email List costs of the reforms of the 1990s and the coming to power of different types of progressive.