Summits of the Americas

In International Organization on May 1, 2009 by viCheth

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The Summits of the Americas is a series of international summit meetings bringing together the leaders of countries in North America, Central America, and South America. The meetings provide an opportunity for discussions about a variety of issues and topics.

The meetings have been organized by a number of multilateral bodies led by the Organization of American States.

In the early 1990s, what were formerly ad hoc summits came to be institutionalized into a regular "Summit of the Americas" based on the principles of democracy and free trade.[1]

The summits that garnered most general public and media attention were the Quebec City and Mar del Plata events, both of which provoked very largeanti-globalization and anti–Free Trade Area of the Americas protests and attendant police response.




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