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Region's First Virtual Summit Should Set The Trend

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March 7, 2012

Miami Herald

By Andres Oppenheimer, Columnist, Miami Herald

The presidents of Mexico, Colombia, Peru and Chile did a smart thing the other day, which could save Latin America a lot of time, money and insufferable speeches in the future: they held the region's first virtual summit. The four leaders, who are preparing to launch a free trade bloc in June that will be known as the Alliance of the Pacific, met March 5 behind closed doors via video-conference.