Congressman Sam Farr hosts a monthly Congressional briefing series called Latin America on the Rise, which brings in a diverse array of perspectives to highlight emerging and emergent issues in the Western Hemisphere. Prior panelists include Roberta Jacobson, Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs, Department of State; António Guterres, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, Maura O’Neil, Chief Innovation Officer, USAID; and Ambassador Carmen Lomellin, US Permanent Representative to the Organization of American States.
U.S. Influence in Latin America
Wednesday, December 17th
Congressional Meeting Room North
Capitol Visitors Center
US influence in our own hemisphere is varied. While influence can be measured in a range of ways, a brief scan of indicators paints a mixed picture:
Without question, this is a thin slice of US influence in the hemisphere. Rising economic opportunity, increasing geopolitical autonomy, and migration trends are just a few of the other factors contributing to today’s dynamics.
Please join Congressman Farr at 10:00 am, Wednesday, December 17th to discuss current US-Latin American relations and projections for 2015.
Director, Americas Program
Center for Strategic & International Studies
Washington Office on Latin America
Mark P. Sullivan
Specialist in Latin American Affairs
Congressional Research Service