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.

  • Cuba: Change is Coming

    Cuba: Change is Coming
    Tuesday, 23 December 2014

    Foreign policy initiatives are seldom risk free. Opening up to Cuba is not the end, but the beginning of a long process of democratizing one the last communist dictatorships in the world.

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  • Pacific Alliance

    Tuesday, 16 December 2014

    This is an important article by a distinguished scholar, Moisés Naím. It’s about the success of the Pacific Alliance free trade market, which has made great progress since its inception 20 months ago. Despite this, a number of Latin American countries are reticent about joining.

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  • Water Problems in Peru

    Monday, 15 December 2014

    People in the city of Nuevo Pachacutec pay high price for the substance of life: water. The problem is complicated by the retreat of Andean glaciers which provide water to coastal settlements.

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  • Peruvian cuisine

    Monday, 15 December 2014

    One of the great cuisines of the world is Peruvian. It mingles indigenous with European (especially Spanish) and African ingredients. The cuisine is becoming increasingly popular around the globe., especially in the United States.

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  • Latin American Students

    Monday, 08 December 2014

    The number of Latin American students at US universities is increasing, with strong commitments by Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Peru, Ecuador, Argentina, and Mexico. Correspondingly, 16% of US youths choose to study in Latin America, compared to 53% in Europe.

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  • Uruguayan Beef

    Monday, 01 December 2014

    Uruguay, where cattle outnumber people by 4 to 1, leads the world in computerized traceability of beef to insure quality. Cattle are electronically tagged at birth.

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  • Immigration and the Economy

    Monday, 24 November 2014

    This article contains data on the impressive impact of immigration on the American economy, such as entrepreneurship, job creation, taxes collected, and home values.

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  • Remarks by Diego Castellanos

    Wednesday, 19 November 2014

    Remarks by Diego Castellanos on the William J. Clothier II Award by the Pan American Association of Philadelphia in the Union League Hall on October 24, 2014

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  • Impact Climate Change Peru

    Monday, 17 November 2014

    Climate change deeply affects Peru, namely in the loss of water supplies. Rising temperatures are melting glaciers, which are a principal source of water.

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  • Republican Inroads with Latinos

    Thursday, 06 November 2014

    Washington Post reports that Republicans made inroads with the Latino vote in the recent election, though fewer Latinos voted. Similar report appears in the New York Times.

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News & Commentary

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

Tuesday July 23, 2019

Charley was born in Philadelphia on February 18, 1924 and died on July 2, 2019. He is survived by ...

NAFTA Assessment

Tuesday October 30, 2018

Peter Hakim, of the Inter-American Dialogue, examines what he calls the “high cost of tampering wi...

Statement on Attack to Pittsburgh Synagogue

Tuesday October 30, 2018

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

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