Five years of impact: The Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center

Business leader and philanthropist Adrienne Arsht hosted a reception in Washington, D.C., to celebrate the 5th anniversary of the Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center. Guests in attendance included the ambassadors of Mexico, Brazil, Colombia, Peru, Argentina, Paraguay and Jordan. Senators Roy Blunt, Tom Udall and Tom Carper. Financier David Rubenstein; U.S. government official Landon Loomis; media leaders Cesar Conde and Tom Bossert; entrepreneur Jorge Plasencia; and the leadership of the Atlantic Council, Fred Kempe, Paige Ennis, Ambassador Capricia Marshall, General James Jones, and the director of the Latin America Center and Latin Trade columnist, Jason Marczak. The Center, housed at Washington think tank The Atlantic Council, became from the onset, a key hub for the analysis and diffusion of topics […]

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