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Topic: Obama’s meeting this week with Latin American leaders at the Summit of the Americas
Jorge Pinto, one of Mexico’s top former diplomats who was the chief Mexican negotiator for the first Summit of the Americas hosted by President Clinton in 1994, is a professor of finance at Pace University’s Lubin School of Business in New York City. He was an executive director of the World Bank in Washington, D.C. and a member of its board representing Mexico, Central America, Spain, and Venezuela.
Professor Pinto is available to comment on the agenda for President Obama’s meeting this week with Latin American leaders at the Summit of the Americas (to be held in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago on April 17-19).
“In Europe, President Obama addressed the issue of a new world, reflected in the fact that the Group of 20 industrial and developing nations is gaining momentum. He should expand his idea of redefining the role of the US with an emphasis on the idea of an interdependent world. This would mean a redefinition of US relations with Mexico and Latin America, particularly Brazil.
“Economic growth and the ability of the US government to deal with the financial crisis will be at the top of the agenda. Also new to the discussion is China’s role in world politics. China’s quiet tradition is now changing as they talk about the ‘need to find a new reserve currency.’”
Pinto speaks fluent English and Spanish and has appeared on Bloomberg Television, CNN’s Lou Dobbs Tonight, CNN en Español, Univision and WABC-TV Eyewitness News. He has been quoted by the Associated Press, Dow Jones Newswires, Chicago Tribune, China Daily, Houston Chronicle, Investor’s Business Daily, La Opinión, and Washington Post.
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