October 21, 2010
As prepared for delivery final draft
October 01, 2009
Good evening. President Garcia, national and local authorities. It is a real pleasure to be here, for me and for those who have come from all corners of Latin America and the world. And a special word of thanks to Peru and Arequipa for how you have welcomed us and for the success that I know this forum will have.
March 10, 2009
IDB Annual Meetings often present an opportunity to set the course for the coming months and even years. What are some of the key issues at this annual meeting in Cancun?
July 22, 2008
Good morning to everyone. I would like to welcome all of you to the Inter-American Development Bank. The IDB believes in the power of sports to mobilize the private, public and non-profit sectors to have a positive impact on youth. In the past two years, the Bank has invested over five million dollars in non-reimbursable financing for this type of initiatives. We believe that the skills learned on the soccer field can be transformed into skills for life and skills for employment.
June 18, 2008
Latin America and the Caribbean experienced solid growth in 2007, external indebtedness declined in relative terms, and international reserves have risen. However, inflationary expectations have started to mount, due in part to the increase in oil and food prices.
December 26, 2007
I want to thank you for this invitation to speak to such a select group of business leaders, and to open what I believe to be a very interesting discussion of trends in Latin America and the Caribbean. It is with great regard that I bring greetings to Antonio Fernández-Galiano and Cristóbal Montoro, as I do to the ministers with us today, and to all of you present here. I have come to Spain almost every year to speak at various gatherings with private investors in Latin America and the Caribbean. Many of you have participated in these discussions.
October 17, 2006
Good morning. It is privilege to join you again at this important conference. I want to thank John Murphy and Adrean Rothkopf for generously inviting me for a second time. When I spoke to you last year I had not quite started my new job at the Inter-American Development Bank. I’ve learned my way around the building now, and I’m also a little more qualified to talk about the outlook for Latin America and the Caribbean. I’d like to start by addressing a question that I think many of you have been discussing. Is history repeating itself in Latin America?
Acceso a Nuevos Mercados y Mejores Servicios para la Mayoría - Discurso para ceremonia de apertura (Spanish)
September 14, 2006
Quiero saludar muy especialmente a nuestro anfitrión, el Presidente de la República de Ecuador, ALFREDO PALACIO, quien nos honra con su presencia. Igualmente, quiero darle las gracias al Ministro de Economía y Finanzas y Gobernador del BID, Armando Rodas Espinel y al Alcalde de Quito, Paco Moncayo
October 06, 2005
Cosponsors, members of supporting institutions, ladies and gentlemen, It is a great honor for me to welcome you to the Eighth Inter-American Forum on Microenterprise, and to thank the Bolivian authorities for opening the doors of this magnificent city to us. I would also like to thank all those who helped organize such a large and important event.
May 07, 2002
At this juncture, I am requested to make final comments about the INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON INTELLIGENT TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS IN EMERGING ECONOMIES.