Roger F. Noriega is a former assistant secretary of state for Western Hemisphere affairs (Canada, Latin America, and the Caribbean) and a former U.S. ambassador to the Organization of American States. He coordinates AEI's program on Latin America and writes for the Institute's Latin American Outlook series.
Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs, U.S. Department of State, 2003-2005
U.S. Ambassador, 2001-2003; Senior Adviser, 1993-94, Organization of American States
Staff Member, Foreign Relations Committee, U.S. Senate, 1997-2001
Staff Member, International Relations Committee, U.S. House of Representatives, 1994-97
Senior Policy Adviser, U.S. Mission to the Organization of American States, 1990-93
Staff, U.S. Agency for International Development and U.S. Department of State, 1986-90
Press Secretary and Foreign Policy Adviser, U.S. Representative Robert Whittaker (R-Kans.), 1983-86
Research Assistant, Kansas Secretary of State, 1981-83
Eduardo Medina Mora, Mexico’s ambassador to the United States, will give a keynote speech that addresses the complexities of the US-Mexico relationship and the pace and direction of reforms that his government is pursuing. A panel discussion on Western Hemisphere-related issues will follow.
Argentina is a poster child for economic dysfunction in the Americas. US policymakers must continue to hold Argentina accountable for its failures to abide by its obligations to international financial institutions and work to thwart Argentina's troubling alliances with rogue governments.
In the days and weeks ahead in a post- Hugo Chávez Venezuela, there may be political turmoil and perhaps even violent unrest. However, rather than being consumed by a mafia-style power struggle within chavismo, Venezuelans of good will should begin the hard work of building a national consensus to restore...