The Final Declaration of the Summit of the Americas

For Andrés Oppenheimer, the draft of the final declaration of the Summit of the Americas, which begins on April 17, is much like a joke.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

The analyst reviewed the document, whose final details are being adjusted, and stated that instead of hundreds of paragraphs listing each agreement and statement already concurred and declared in previous meetings, they would save a lot of time and taxpayers' money by simply concluding that "the commitment to the agreements signed in previous meetings is reaffirmed."

Oppenheimer concluded that there must be a focus on the most important problems of the moment afterward, especially the current economic crisis, to close the summit's final declaration with only a few more clauses, which would save time, money, and trees.”



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Presidents and representatives from the governments of Central America are participating in a mini-summit with Hillary Clinton.

Nicaragua is the only country missing. They opted not to send anyone to the meeting.

“The U.S. State Secretary arrives to Guatemala from Costa Rica, where she expressed Barack Obama’s commitment to help Central American countries in their fight against drug trafficking”.

The Final Declaration of the Summit of the Americas

April 2009

For Andrés Oppenheimer, the draft of the final declaration of the Summit of the Americas, which begins on April 17, is much like a joke.

The analyst reviewed the document, whose final details are being adjusted, and stated that instead of hundreds of paragraphs listing each agreement and statement already concurred and declared in previous meetings, they would save a lot of time and taxpayers' money by simply concluding that "the commitment to the agreements signed in previous meetings is reaffirmed."

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Salvadoran president Antonio Saca, the general secretary of Ibero-America, Enrique Iglesias, and the Chilean president, Michelle Bachelet will all speak at the summit's opening.

The meeting of Heads of State and of Government was previously prepared by Foreign ministers, and will approved the following documents: The Declaration of El Salvador, a complementary Action Plan and several releases on specific matters, which will then be submitted for a final decision by the Heads of State and of Government.

Central American Presidents to meet in Honduras

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The presidents of the countries that make up SICA will meet tomorrow to discuss public safety, the progress of integration, free trade and the impact of the US financial crisis in the region.

Earlier it was reported that the purpose of the presidential summit was to discuss violence and crime in the region, immigration and the environment, but its was later decided to give priority to the eventual effects of the US economic crisis.

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