The past two decades have provided great successes and collaborations between the U.S and Latin America, especially in the areas of: economic integration and trade; combatting organized crime and narcotics trafficking; strengthening collaboration on anti-corruption efforts; expanding and improving educational exchanges; and addressing the opportunities and challenges of actors from outside of the hemisphere.
In 2017, Global Americans convened a High-Level Working Group on Inter-American Relations and Bipartisanship to discuss cross-regional ways the current U.S. administration can build and improve upon the achievements of the past twenty years of inter-American cooperation. The effort represents a broad hemispheric voice to define a new agenda for inter-American affairs and recommendations, including:
• Tracking the dissemination of misinformation
• Improving NAFTA to make it more fair
• Expanding the U.S. Treasury Department’s anti-money laundering efforts used against terrorism to address narcotics and organized crime
• Adopting and integrating anti-corruption tools, norms and procedures
• Fully funding and even expanding U.S. educational exchange programs in the face of China’s ambitious efforts in the same field
Former Foreign Minister of Colombia and Former Colombian Ambassador to the U.S.
Global Americans Executive Director & Founder and Lecturer at Colombia University’s SIPA
Mexico Evalúa Anti-Corruption & Education Coordinator and Researcher at ITESM School of Government