Bicentennial in the Americas: Argentina Conference Examines Political, Economic Perspectives

Posted by Tina Huang
August 26, 2010
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About the Author: Tina Huang is the Program Coordinator for Strategic Speakers and Special Projects in the Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs.

On August 26, 2010, Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs Judith McHale will be speaking at the Americas Society/Council of the Americas conference on "Argentina: Economic and Political Perspectives" in Buenos Aires. Her visit to Argentina is part of a week-long trip to the Southern Cone -- Argentina, Uruguay and Chile -- where she will meet with government officials, top media figures, social media entrepreneurs, business leaders and students.

As both Argentina and Chile mark 200 years since independence -- a year-long bicentennial celebration -- and Uruguay celebrates its Independence Day this week, Under Secretary McHale's visit is a timely one. She joins Secretary Clinton in congratulating and recognizing the long history of bilateral cooperation between our countries.

At the Americas Society/Council of the Americas conference, Under Secretary McHale will give remarks before the academic, political and media community in Argentina as well as around the world via a live webcast. The conference features prominent public and private sector officials including Argentine Minister of the Economy, Amado Boudou; Argentine Minister of Foreign Affairs, Hector Timerman; President of Citi Argentina, Juan Bruchou and many others. Tune in to the English and Spanish livestreams at beginning at 7:30 a.m. EDT (or 8:30 a.m. Argentina time). Follow us on Facebook and Twitter at hashtag #ascoa.

We look forward to having you join us!


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