The continents of North and South America together stretch from Canada in the North to Argentina and Chile in the South, encompassing eight countries in North America and 12 countries in South America. The Caribbean islands, including Cuba, round out the Americas region.

Through trade, diplomacy, migration, and other cross-border connections, the United States is inextricably intertwined with its Western Hemisphere neighbors.

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Pacific Council Directors Weigh In on NAFTA Negotiations
China’s Economic Presence in Latin America is Growing

Susan Miller Reid

Senior International Officer & Director, Center for International Programs, Saint Mary's College of California

Sasha Travassos

Mortgage Advisor, Benchmark Mortgage

Andrew Selee

President, Migration Policy Institute; and former Director, Mexico Institute, Wilson Center

Karen Richardson

Former Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Public Affairs, U.S. Department of State

Katja S. Newman, Ph.D.

President, KSN Consulting, Inc. & Managing Partner, La Cienega Vineyard

Tatiana Basáñez

Faculty, California State University
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