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Strauss-Kahn Visit to Latin America

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IMF Chief Outlines Key Priorities for Latin America

In Latin America and the Caribbean, countries that followed sound policies fared the crisis rather well but as the recovery advances they face challenges associated with strong capital inflows and overheating.

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Growth Returns to Latin America

Latin America managed the global economic crisis well, with the right policies, and growth has returned to the region as the global economy recovers, IMF Managing Director Dominique Strauss-Kahn said during a town hall-style dialogue with students in Latin America.

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Global Cooperation Key to Recovery, Says IMF Chief

The world avoided a great economic depression and will recover thanks to close cooperation from the international community, said IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn.

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Latin America Helps Shape Global Economic Recovery

Latin America has emerged from the global economic crisis in relatively good shape, and will be an important player to help rebuild the world economy, IMF officials say as Managing Director Dominique Strauss-Kahn embarks on a week-long trip to the region.

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Strauss-Kahn to Meet with Private Sector Leaders and Students in Latin America

The IMF´s Managing Director will travel to Brazil and Peru from May 25-28 to meet with government leaders, leading figures from the private sector, and with students and academics as part of efforts to engage more closely with stakeholders in the region.

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IMF Dialog with Latin American Students

The IMF is reaching out to university students from Peru and other countries in the region. The IMF wants to hear first-hand from the youth of South America about their concerns and interests, and their suggestions about how the IMF can serve the region better.

IMF Managing Director Dominique Strauss-Kahn will travel to Brazil and Peru from May 25-28, 2010 to meet with government leaders, leading figures from the private sector, and with students and academics. Strauss-Kahn's trip is part of efforts to engage more closely with stakeholders in the region and raise awareness about how the Fund is adapting to serve its members in Latin America.


Program for the Visit

Sao Paulo, Brazil - Tuesday, May 25
10:00 a.m.-Noon Televised Panel Debate “Economia global no mundo pòs crise” (“Global Economy in the Post-crisis World”) Managing Director to make introductory remarks
Produced by: GloboNews, moderated by Globo’s Sarderberg
Panelists: Mr. Arminio Fraga and Mr. Mauricio Botelho
Location: Grand Hyatt Hotel (By invitation only)

Video Clip | Photos | Article
3:30–4:30pm Visit to Research Lab: Instituto de Pesquisas Tecnologicas (IPT)
Brasilia, Brazil - Wednesday, May 26
11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Meeting with Minister Mantega

Press Release | Photos
4:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m. Meeting with President Lula
Location: Palacio do Planalto
Lima, Peru - Thursday, May 27
9:00-10:00 a.m.Visit with President García
Location: Government Palace
10:00 a.m.Meeting with Minister of Finance/Central Bank Governor
11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.Town Hall meeting with university students "Ask the IMF: A meeting with Latin America's New Generation"
Location: Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos

Videos : Clip 1 | Clip 2 | Clip 3
Press Release | Article
4:00-5:30 p.m.Televised Round Table with Finance Ministers "Latin America and the IMF: Addressing the Global Challenges Ahead"
Canal N Production
Location: Universidad de San Marcos

Press Release | Article
7:00 p.m.Dinner: Meeting of Finance Ministers of the Americas and the Caribbean
Location: Government Palace
Lima, Peru - Friday, May 28
TBDThird Meeting of Finance Ministers of the Americas and Caribbean: “Estrategias de Salida de los Países de Estímulo Económico”

Speech | Article