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Miami Group

Miami's place in Western Hemisphere affairs ...

Miami has an extraordinary group of corporate and banking executives who have a deep, continuing engagement with Latin America and the Caribbean, and an intense concern about U.S. relations with the region.

The Inter-American Dialogue developed the Miami Group to give these individuals (and the institutions they represent) opportunities to discuss the most important issues in hemispheric affairs; to hear from and exchange ideas with U.S. and Latin American policymakers, top political and economic analysts, corporate and financial leaders, and other key individuals; and undertake other programs and initiatives that they find useful.

Why discuss Latin America policy issues in Miami?

  • Miami is a central connecting point between the United States and Latin America–commercially, culturally, and demographically.
  • Hundreds of U.S. corporations have their Latin American headquarters in Miami, giving the city an enormous influence in discussions and debates about U.S. policy in the region.
  • Miami has exceptionally strong university programs concerned with Latin America and the Caribbean.
  • There are few other places in the United States where the debate and discussion about hemispheric affairs is more intense.
By engaging Miami's leaders in regular exchanges with U.S. and Latin American policy makers on the most important issues in hemispheric relations, the Miami Group will both take advantage of Miami's enormous professional and intellectual resources on Latin America, and help to further strengthen and enhance those resources.

We gratefully acknowledge the Dade Community Foundation's John S. & James L. Knight Foundation Donor-Advised Fund, Diaz Reus, Beatrice Rangel, and Hogan & Hartson LLP for funding support of the Miami Group.


Peter Hakim - President Emeritus
Erik Brand - General Manager, Publishing


Agustín Carstens Dinner

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"Agustin Carstens: Newsmaker."

"Destinado Reclamo." El Semanario (México). Dolia Estévez.

Henrique Meirelles Dinner

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Enrique García Dinner

Juan Manuel Santos Dinner


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Dinner: U.S. - Latin American Relations after November 4 Elections
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