Pacific Alliance 2.0 – Next Steps for Integration

H.E. Juan Gabriel Valdés
Embassy of the Republic of Chile

H.E. Ho Young Ahn
Embassy of the Republic of South Korea

Ramón Espinasa
Lead Oil and Gas Specialist
Energy Division, Inter-American Development Bank

Marcelo Ninio
Washington Correspondent
Folha de Sao Paulo

Jason Marczak 
Director, Latin America Economic Growth Initiative
Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center, Atlantic Council

Samuel George
Project Manager
Bertelsmann Foundation

In just a few weeks, the presidents of the four Pacific Alliance countries – Mexico, Chile, Colombia, and Peru – will meet in Chile for their 11th Summit. The meetings come at a fascinating moment – Political changes in Mercosur giants Argentina and Brazil hint that we may be on the cusp of greater collaboration between the two blocs. So what can be done to advance the Pacific Alliance’s integration agenda? How can the bloc deepen energy, trade, and finance ties? With forty-two observer countries across six continents, how can the Alliance fully maximize its global reach?   

Join us for a lively discussion and launch of “Pacific Alliance 2.0: Next Steps in Integration” – a joint publication between the Atlantic Council’s Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center and the Bertelsmann Foundation.

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