Barack Obama Looks Toward the Americas

"We can overcome the challenges we share with a sense of unity ... or we can continue with the hackneyed debates of the past."

Thursday, April 16, 2009

The president of United States wrote this column for Grupo de Diarios América, which includes some of the most important newspapers in the region.

In the lobby of the 5th Summit of the Americas, Obama sent a message of renewal in the form of relations with the rest of the American nations, emphasizing the need to stop looking to the past and start betting on the future.

We may need to believe and renew our faith on a better future for the people of the Americas and this makes us interpret the words of the US President with optimism, transmitting concepts of change and openness that must be addressed.



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