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Permanent Council to Discuss “Finance and Banking Services Challenges to Development in the Americas”

  March 24, 2016

Caribbean and Central American states have recently been subject to worrying developments directly affecting their financial services sector that pose a threat to their economic growth and political stability," says Sir Ronald Sanders, Chair of the Permanent Council of the Organization of American States and Ambassador of Antigua and Barbuda.

This matter will engage the attention of the Permanent Council at a special meeting on Wednesday, March 30, 2016, at 10:00 EDT (14:00 GMT) in the Simon Bolivar Hall at the headquarters of the Organization in Washington, DC. The Council will hear from three expert speakers – Bruce Zagaris of the firm Berliner, Corcoran & Rowe; Ryan Pinder, member of Parliament and former Financial Services Minister of The Bahamas; and Daniel J. Mitchell, a senior fellow at the Cato Institute - before participating in a dialogue on the issue in keeping with the OAS' responsibility to seek solutions to urgent problems that affect member states.

Please consult the agenda here.

The meeting will be broadcast live on the OAS Website.

Contact: Monica Reyes (MReyes@oas.org)

WHAT: Permanent Council to Discuss “Finance and Banking Services Challenges to Development in the Americas”.

WHEN: Wednesday, March 30, 2016, 10:00 EDT (14:00 GMT)

WHERE: Simon Bolívar Hall

Reference: AVI-034/16