The Pan American Association provides News & Notes for the Philadelphia community and for all those interested in developing a better understanding of the vibrant and deep relationship between the United States and the people of the Americas. For over 70 years the Pan American Association has been the preeminent forum for dialogue in the Delaware Valley on a relationship which is intensifying daily. We hope that News & Updates will serve as a solid bridge of communication among all the countries of the Americas. Never in history has the need for such a dialogue been greater than it is today.

  • Diego Castellanos, long-time friend of the Pan American Association, dies at 88

    Diego Castellanos, long-time friend of the Pan American Association, dies at 88
    Friday, 06 May 2022

    The Pan American Association of Philadelphia mourns the passing of Diego Castellanos, the host of "Puerto Rican Panorama" for more than four decades. He was born in Puerto Rico but spent most of his adult life in the Delaware Valley area. He was very active in the Latino community of Philadelphia and played a central role in the annual Puerto Rican Parade.

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  • Russia in the Americas: What Now?

    Wednesday, 02 March 2022

    Moscow’s invasion of Ukraine raises urgent questions about the full scope and nature of Russian activities in the Americas. While there is little reason to believe that Russia views the Americas as a core national interest, nonetheless ongoing activities across the region are proving incompatible with long-standing efforts to build democracy. How does Russia view the Americas? What priorities is Moscow pursuing? And where do relations go from here?

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  • Crypto in the Americas: Policy Considerations

    Saturday, 29 January 2022

    Please join the Council of the Americas for a virtual discussion with industry, regulatory, and human rights representatives on policy implications of exploding interest in the crypto space across the Americas.

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  • Bicentennial Panama Event Fashion, Art & Culture

    Bicentennial Panama Event Fashion, Art & Culture
    Friday, 19 November 2021

    The Consulate General of Panama in Philadelphia invites you to an afternoon enjoying Panamanian fashion music and art.

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  • The Pan American Association of Philadelphia mourns the passing of its Board Member Emeritus, Charles F. Shreiner.

    The Pan American Association of Philadelphia mourns the passing of its Board Member Emeritus, Charles F. Shreiner.
    Tuesday, 23 July 2019

    Charley was born in Philadelphia on February 18, 1924 and died on July 2, 2019. He is survived by his wife Gloria and his children Kristian, David and Stephen Shreiner.

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  • NAFTA Assessment

    Tuesday, 30 October 2018

    Peter Hakim, of the Inter-American Dialogue, examines what he calls the “high cost of tampering with NAFTA.” It raises serious concerns about the future of free trade and US relations with Latin America:

    “For sure, other Latin American nations have been watching closely. Even though China has replaced the United States as the largest trade partner of many countries of the hemisphere, most Latin American economies are still heavily reliant on US trade and investment (though assuredly not to the extent of Mexico or Canada). And many nations have established high levels of cooperation with the US on other fronts. But governments and their citizens across Latin America have become increasingly wary and mistrustful of the Trump administration. In the short run, they—like Mexico—have few options other than continuing to work with Washington and accommodate to its current policies in the region. But the region is already searching hard for alternatives, and will surely find them if the current US agenda for the Americas persists. By trying to impose its will on Mexico and the rest of Latin America, often in disagreeable, offensive ways, the Trump government is steadily losing its already paper thin credibility in the region.”

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  • Statement on Attack to Pittsburgh Synagogue

    Tuesday, 30 October 2018

    Following is the statement of the Pan American Association on the recent attack to a synagogue in Pittsburgh

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  • NAFTA Assessment

    Tuesday, 18 September 2018

    Peter Hakim, of the Inter-American Dialogue, examines what he calls the “high cost of tampering with NAFTA.” It raises serious concerns about the future of free trade and US relations with Latin America:

    “For sure, other Latin American nations have been watching closely. Even though China has replaced the United States as the largest trade partner of many countries of the hemisphere, most Latin American economies are still heavily reliant on US trade and investment (though assuredly not to the extent of Mexico or Canada). And many nations have established high levels of cooperation with the US on other fronts. But governments and their citizens across Latin America have become increasingly wary and mistrustful of the Trump administration. In the short run, they—like Mexico—have few options other than continuing to work with Washington and accommodate to its current policies in the region. But the region is already searching hard for alternatives, and will surely find them if the current US agenda for the Americas persists. By trying to impose its will on Mexico and the rest of Latin America, often in disagreeable, offensive ways, the Trump government is steadily losing its already paper thin credibility in the region.”

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  • ¡Nicaragua Sigue Sufriendo!

    ¡Nicaragua Sigue Sufriendo!
    Tuesday, 05 June 2018

    Written by Alejandro José Gallard Prío, Former Honorary Consul of Nicaragua in Philadelphia

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  • Enrique Krauze

    Tuesday, 13 March 2018

    One of Mexico's leading intellectuals, Enrique Krauze, comments on the future of democracy in his country

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Diego Castellanos, long-time friend of the Pan American Association, dies at 88

Friday May 6, 2022

The Pan American Association of Philadelphia mourns the passing of Diego Castellanos, the host of "P...

Russia in the Americas: What Now?

Wednesday March 2, 2022

Moscow’s invasion of Ukraine raises urgent questions about the full scope and nature of Russian ac...

Crypto in the Americas: Policy Considerations

Saturday January 29, 2022

Please join the Council of the Americas for a virtual discussion with industry, regulatory, and huma...

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