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.

  • Wisdom about NAFTA

    Monday, 18 September 2017

    Cities and metro areas in the United States and Mexico are crafting their own metro-to-metro trade arrangements. May of these dwarf in scale and impact the policy decisions made at the national level.

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  • Military Options in Venezuela

    Thursday, 14 September 2017

    Frank Mora, former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Latin America and speaker at the Pan American Association, discusses why Trump’s suggestion of US military intervention in Venezuela is a bad idea.

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  • Real Cost of Border Wall

    Thursday, 14 September 2017

    A detailed analysis of the economic and environmental costs of a border wall. The author, Vanda Felbab-Brown, is a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution. She conducted field research at the border.

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  • Chile Giant in Renewable Energy

    Thursday, 14 September 2017

    Chile is rapidly expanding its clean energy grid, which includes vast solar fields, wind farms, and thermal. Its energy transformation is one of the most ambitious in Latin America, a region that is decisively moving beyond fossil fuels.

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  • Policy Attention

    Thursday, 14 September 2017

    Chris Sabatini comments on the absence of policy for Latin America:

    “But what we see now under the administration of President Donald J. Trump is something completely different: not the lack of attention of previous administrations, but a complete and utter vacuum of comprehensive diplomatic policy, not just toward the region as a whole (for the reason mentioned above) but within the region.”

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  • US-Mexico Relations

    Thursday, 14 September 2017

    Mexico’s former ambassador to China, Jorge Guajardo, comments on the unpleasant effect of Trump on Mexican politics.

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  • Brownfield to Resign

    Tuesday, 05 September 2017

    The top American diplomat for counternarcotics policy, William Brownfield, is apparently resigning. Brownfield spoke at the Pan American Association in October, 2013.

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  • Presidential Legal Woes

    Friday, 11 August 2017

    From kidnapping and murder to money laundering and misuse of public funds, contemporary Latin American leaders have been investigated for a broad range of crimes, underscoring the structural challenges the region faces in the ongoing struggle to end the impunity enjoyed by its political elite.

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  • Ambassador William Brownfield

    Friday, 11 August 2017

    Ambassador William Brownfield, a very distinguished diplomat, is being considered for Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs. Brownfield has spoken at the Pan American Association.

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  • Venezuela Toward Civil War?

    Friday, 11 August 2017

    Peru fears Venezuela may be headed toward civil war as a political crisis deepens and its economy implodes under the rule of socialist Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, Peru's foreign minister told Reuters on Wednesday.

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Wisdom about NAFTA

Monday September 18, 2017

Cities and metro areas in the United States and Mexico are crafting their own metro-to-metro trade a...

Military Options in Venezuela

Thursday September 14, 2017

Frank Mora, former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Latin America and speaker at the Pan Am...

Real Cost of Border Wall

Thursday September 14, 2017

A detailed analysis of the economic and environmental costs of a border wall. The author, Vanda Felb...

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