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Yesterday U.S. President Barack Obama and his Chilean counterpart, Sebastian Piñera, met at the White House to discuss economic development, trade and their commitment to the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP)—a free trade agreement being negotiated among 11 Pacific Rim countries.

Biden’s message to Brazil: the world is rapidly liberalizing trade and opening markets, and it’s time to keep up.

The presidents of Chile, Colombia, Mexico, and Peru—which together represent 36 percent of Latin America’s GDP—begin arriving in Cali, Colombia, today for the seventh Pacific Alliance Summit.

The shift in focus between the U.S. and Mexican presidents puts off necessary discussions around two issues that also require bilateral cooperation.
Moving the Trans-Pacific Partnership into second gear.
A newfound sense of solidarity and purpose drives the region's multilateral trade strategies.

Top stories this week are likely to include: Chávez designates successor as he heads to Havana; Puerto Rico convenes legislature for statehood; Arab-Latin American Forum in Abu Dhabi; and impact of recent energy takeover deals in Canada.

A changing domestic political climate has presented an opportunity for the U.S. to lead more actively within the hemisphere on issues of immigration, Cuba, drugs, and trade.

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