The Organization of American States (OAS) today hosted the 49th Lecture of the Americas on the theme “25 Years After the Esquipulas Agreements: Opportunities and Challenges in Central America,” a debate that involved the former President of Costa Rica and Nobel Peace Prize Winner Oscar Arias and former President of Guatemala Vinicio Cerezo, along with a high level panel that included leaders and analysts from the region.


The forum also included the participation of a high-level panel made up of former Guatemalan Vice President Eduardo Stein, former Chair of the U.S. House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Western Hemisphere Affairs Michael Barnes, former Ambassador of Nicaragua and political analyst Arturo Cruz, and the Director of the Latin American Program of the Woodrow Wilson International Center Cynthia Arnson. The discussion was moderated by Michael Shifter, President of the Inter-American Dialogue.

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