Latin America 2009: The economic imperative

Driven by macroeconomic stability and strong commodity prices, Latin America experienced GDP growth of over 5% per annum during the past years and has reduced poverty rates by almost 10% on average.

How can the region ensure that the economic and social progress achieved so far during this decade is not undermined by a deep global economic recession? 

Felipe Calderón, President of Mexico; José Miguel Insulza, Secretary-General, Organization of American States (OAS), Washington DC; Alvaro Uribe Velez, President of Colombia. Chaired by Ernesto Zedillo Ponce de Leon, Director, Yale Center for the Study of Globalization, Yale University, USA; Member of the Foundation Board of the World Economic Forum; Chair, Global Agenda Council on the Global Trade Regime.