The Big Challenge in Latin America: Central America (not Cuba … not Venezuela)
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Sep , 17, 11:30 am - 1:30 pm


Former U.S. Ambassador to Nicaragua, Venezuela & the Organization of American States (OAS)


September 17, 2015

11:30 Lunch – 12:15 Program
Antler’s Hilton Hotel
4 South Cascade
(Underground parking validated – Valet for fee in front of hotel)

Ambassador John Maisto first visited the Council in 2012 and returns to keynote our High School Symposium on “Cuba Calling: An About Face in American Policy?” In this luncheon program, he will address the challenges that plague Central America—poverty, health and education deficits, violence and narcotic gangs, corruption … how those governments are coping, and how the private sector and the U.S. government are trying to help.

Ambassador John Maisto’s almost 40-year distinguished diplomatic career included extensive service throughout Latin America and the Philippines, where his most recent senior assignments included Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Central American Affairs (1992-93), U.S. Ambassador to Nicaragua (1993-1996), U.S. Ambassador to Venezuela (1997-2000), foreign policy advisor to U.S. Southern Command (2000-2001), Special Assistant to President Bush and National Security Council Senior Director for Western Hemisphere Affairs (2001-2003), and U.S. Ambassador to the Organization of American States (2003-2006). Since his retirement from the Foreign Service, he has spoken and written extensively on a wide range of policy issues relating to Latin America and the Philippines, serves on the board of several non-profit organizations focused on education, and is a member of the board of advisors of the Inter-American Dialogue and the Democracy Practitioners Network of the OAS.

Sponsored by Wells Fargo Private Bank and Media Partner Pikes Peak Library District

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