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.
October 04, 2006
Good Morning Ladies and Gentlemen. I want to thank Bill Guyton and the World Cocoa Foundation for this opportunity to get acquainted and for the honor and pleasure of sharing this occasion with my friend and distinguished fellow speaker, Anne Venneman. I’m excited to be here today for the simple reason that you and I are in the same business—the business of sustainable development. The areas where cocoa is grown and harvested, with few exceptions, are areas marked by poverty, inadequate education and healthcare, and limited economic opportunity.
July 25, 2006
Opening Remarks As a long-standing partner of Haiti, the IDB is pleased to take part in this important conference, which ratifies the international community’s strong commitment to support the government’s vision and long-term development strategy. I welcome this opportunity to reiterate that the IDB supports the pursuit of a continued and coordinated donor approach led by the Haitian government, as well as a country-driven development process. IDB Support
December 13, 2005
Greetings Good afternoon! It’s a great pleasure for me to visit the American Enterprise Institute for the first time in my new capacity as President of the Inter-American Development Bank. One of my main missions at the IDB is to transform it into a true “ideas bank”. I think there is much our institution can learn from successful ideas-driven organizations like the AEI, and I look forward to a closer relationship between our two institutions in the years ahead.
November 29, 2005
Greetings and Introduction Mina sama. Kon ni chi uá!
September 26, 2002
Allow me to begin by thanking our host, Mr. Alan Greenspan, and his institution, the Federal Reserve Board of the United States, for their hospitality. I would especially like to thank Alan, as a good friend of Latin America and the Caribbean, for the interest and support he has always shown for the region.
May 07, 2002
At this juncture, I am requested to make final comments about the INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON INTELLIGENT TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS IN EMERGING ECONOMIES.