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IDB and Brookings to hold seminar on Prospects and Challenges of Latin American Economy

The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and the Latin America Initiative at Brookings will hold a seminar on outlook for Latin America and the Caribbean in the context of current economic recovery on October 7 at IDB Headquarters in Washington, D.C.

In the wake of the most severe global financial crisis in recent times, the region has shown remarkable resilience despite incomplete financial safety nets. The seminar will present new reports, “Latin American Economic Perspectives” and “Global Financial Safety Nets.”

Panelists include Andrés Velasco, former Chilean Minister of Finance; Alejandro Werner, former Mexican Deputy Secretary of Finance; Nicolás Eyzaguirre, Director for Western Hemisphere at the IMF; Steven Kamin of the Federal Reserve Board; and Nancy Birdsall, President, Center for Global Development.

WHAT:

IDB and Brookings Policy Seminar: Latin America’s Economic Future: Prospects and Challenges

WHEN:

Thursday, October 7, 2010 at 2:30 p.m.

WHERE:

Enrique V. Iglesias Auditorium
1330 New York Avenue, NW
Washington, D.C.

WHO:

Andrés Velasco, former Chilean Minister of Finance
Alejandro Werner, former Mexican Deputy Secretary of Finance
Nicolás Eyzaguirre, Director for Western Hemisphere at the IMF
Steven Kamin of the Federal Reserve Board
Nancy Birdsall, President of the Center for Global Development
Eduardo Fernández-Arias, Senior Advisor, IDB Research Department
Mauricio Cárdenas, Director, Latin America Initiative at Brookings Institution

The seminar is open to the public, for information of the seminar, visit the website or contact Mariela Semiday at res-events@iadb.org, (202) 623-2115.

For press registration, contact Hiroko Miyakawa at hirokom@iadb.org, (202) 623-2652.