From 2 to 4 October the VII Forum on Competitiveness in the Americas will be held in Panama, where the hemisphere's leading authorities in the field of economy, trade and industry will gather together.
From a press release issued by the Presidency of Honduras:
Panama will host the VII Competitiveness Forum of the Americas, which brings together representatives that make up the Inter-American Competitiveness Network and the hemisphere's leading authorities in the field of economy, trade and industry, to be held in the month of October.
In Honduras, a inflexible Latin American diplomacy failed, forcing the intervention of the only country capable of forcing an agreement.
The agreement negotiated by Assistant Secretary of State Thomas Shannon is a testimony of the considerable influence that Washington still has over Latin America, despite verbal attempts by Chávez and other leaders of the region to undermine it.
Prior to negotiations between the parties, president Micheletti lifted the decree suspending civil rights.
"The decision was taken shortly before a negotiation round between spokespersons of Micheletti and Zelaya, who will discuss an agenda based on Oscar Arias' plan, centered around the restitution of the ousted president", reported Mipunto.com.
More than twenty ministers of foreign affairs from 13 countries in the Americas have confirmed that they will attend the meeting in Panama next week.
The meeting, called "The Road to prosperity in the Americas," will be head by the US Secretary of State, Condoleezza Rice, and will be held at a beach hotel close to the Panamanian capital, according to a release from the Panama Foreign Affairs Ministry.
The presidents of the region have back-to-back meetings today in El Salvador and tomorrow in Mexico, to discuss regional integration and the re-starting of the Plan Puebla Panama.
Presidents from Central America, Mexico and Colombia will meet Saturday in the Mexican city of Villahermosa, where the theme will be Plan Puebla Panama. Lurking in the background is another topic that will likely arise: political tension between Colombia and Nicaragua.
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