Summits of the Americas
|Summits of the Americas|
The Summits of the Americas (SOA) is a series of international summit meetings bringing together the leaders of countries in North America, Central America, South America and the Caribbean; however, no representative from Cuba has participated. The meetings provide an opportunity for discussions about a variety of issues and topics.
The summits 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.
Summits of the Americas
|1994 ||1st||December 9–11||United States||Miami||Bill Clinton|
|1998||2nd||April 18–19||Chile||Santiago||Eduardo Frei Ruiz-Tagle|
|2001||3rd||April 20–22||Canada||Quebec City||Jean Chrétien|
|2005||4th||November 4–5||Argentina||Mar del Plata||Néstor Kirchner|
|2009||5th||April 17–19||Trinidad and Tobago||Port-of-Spain||George Maxwell Richards|
|2012||6th||April 17–19||Colombia||Cartagena||Juan Manuel Santos Calderón|
The summits that garnered most general public and media attention were the Quebec City and Mar del Plata events, both of which provoked very large anti-globalization and anti–Free Trade Area of the Americas protests and attendant police response.
Membership and adhesions
All 35 independent nations of the Americas are members of the OAS. Upon foundation on 5 May 1948, there were 21 members:
The following is a list non-members of the OAS as they are dependencies of other nations. They are grouped under the states that control them.
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- Twaddle, Andrew C. (2002). Health Care Reform Around the World, p. 382.
- Florida International University, Summit of the Americas Center (SOAC): Summits list
- Summit Americas: I summit (1st)
- Summit Americas: II summit (2nd)
- Summit Americas: III summit (3rd)
- Summit Americas: IV summit (4th)
- Summit Americas: V summit (5th)
- Summit Americas: VI summit (6th)
- Summit Americas: VII summit (7th)
- Summit Americas: VIII summit (8th)
- "Member States". OAS. Retrieved 2012-11-01.
- "OAS readmits Honduras to its ranks". CNN. 2011-06-01. Retrieved 2012-11-01.
- Twaddle, Andrew C. (2002). Health Care Reform Around the World. Westport, Connecticut: Greenwood Publishing. 10-ISBN 0-86569-288-2; 13-ISBN 978-0-86569-288-6; OCLC 48132063
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