Over the past decade, members of the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) community have made more than 700 Commitments to Action that have positively impacted people in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC).
I am pleased that as I join President Bill Clinton for CGI Latin America this week—the Clinton Global Initiative’s first meeting outside of the U.S. since 2008—international leaders from every sector will explore a topic important to me, and to the future success of this region: how to increase Latin American women’s social and economic empowerment.
Today, President Clinton and Chelsea Clinton convened the first day of the CGI Latin America Meeting in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Participants listened to panel discussions featuring regional and global leaders, engaged in interactive working sessions, and joined together to drive their commitment-making efforts forward.
On May 14 and 15, President Bill Clinton traveled to Peru and Colombia with philanthropists Frank Giustra and Marco A. Slim to visit Clinton Foundation projects and announce new efforts that will positively impact disadvantaged communities in Latin America.
Latin America is flourishing. Rising urbanization, expanding population, and trade growth are all surefire signs of increased prosperity and development across the region. Yet, as we accommodate this growth, we will also be faced with new...