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President of Andean Development Corporation to speak at IDB on growth and equity in Latin America

The president and CEO of the Andean Development Corporation, Enrique Garcia, will speak on Thursday, Dec. 13, at the Inter-American Development Bank headquarters in Washington, D.C., on ways to achieve greater competitiveness in Latin America and the Caribbean.

The address, one of the Bank’s Forum on the Americas series, will take place at a luncheon, to be held from noon to 2 p.m., in the 7th floor Las Americas dining room at Bank headquarters at 1300 New York Ave. N.W.

IDB President Enrique V. Iglesias will introduce the speaker, whose talk is titled, "Bridging the Competitive Gap: The key to Achieve Growth with Social Equity in Latin America."

President Garcia, the former planning minister of Bolivia, held several international development posts before becoming president of the Andean Development Corporation (CAF) in 1991

His address had originally been planned for September 11, but it was postponed because of the attacks in the United States on that day.

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