Continued vaccination and recovery in Latin America and the Caribbean should be among top global priorities. Despite recent reduction in COVID-19 cases and deaths, the region remains a global hotspot with potential health and economic implications for the Western Hemisphere and beyond.

Why is health and prosperity in Latin America and the Caribbean strategically important for the international community? How can regional stakeholders boost vaccination and recovery progress through greater international cooperation? What should we expect in the coming months and years ahead?

Join the Atlantic Council’s Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center on Wednesday, September 22, from 12:00 to 1:30 p.m. (ET), for our annual conference alongside the United Nations General Assembly. This year the focus will be on the role of the international community in supporting regional vaccination and recovery. This public discussion is part of a larger campaign on the strategic importance of increasing regional vaccine access of the need to accelerate new ways to advance prosperity in light of the continued threat of COVID-19.

Keynote remarks

H.E. Sebastián Piñera
Republic of Chile

Panel 1: Vaccination and health

H.E. Epsy Campbell-Barr
Vice President
Republic of Costa Rica

H.E. Carla Vizzotti
Minister of Health
Republic of Argentina


Russell Contreras
Co-author, Axios Latino newsletter; Justice and Race Reporter

Panel 2: Economic recovery

Anabel Gonzalez
Deputy Director-General
World Trade Organization (WTO) 

Carlos Felipe Jaramillo
Vice President, Latin America and the Caribbean
World Bank

José Varela
Managing Director, 3M Mexico; Senior Vice President, Latin America Corporate Affairs and Governance


Marina E. Franco
Co-author, Axios Latino newsletter; Reporter

*Additional speakers to be confirmed

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The Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center broadens understanding of regional transformations and delivers constructive, results-oriented solutions to inform how the public and private sectors can advance hemispheric prosperity.