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A Conversation with the Chairman and Ranking Member of the House Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere

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Latin America has leapfrogged to the top of the U.S. foreign policy agenda in recent months, with protests erupting in Bolivia, Chile, Ecuador and Colombia; persistent migration from Central America; security challenges in Mexico; and a political and economic crisis in Venezuela with significant effects on its neighbors. In Congress, lawmakers from both parties have taken leading roles in addressing U.S. assistance to Central America’s Northern Triangle; strategies to address democratic backsliding by Nicolás Maduro and Nicaragua’s Daniel Ortega; and the future of migrants from Latin America in the United States. 

Please join the Latin American Program on Wednesday, January 15, 2020, from 8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m., for a conversation with Chairman Albio Sires (D-NJ) and Ranking Member Francis Rooney (R-FL), two of Capitol Hill’s leading voices on Latin America, who will engage in a wide-ranging conversation about U.S. policy and priorities in the Western Hemisphere.

 

Speakers

The Honorable Chairman Albio Sires (D-NJ) 

The Honorable Ranking Member Francis Rooney (R-FL)

 

Moderator

Benjamin N. Gedan, PhD
Deputy director, Latin American Program
Director, Argentina Project
Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars

 

Photo by Sophoryth, Flickr