Canceled Due to a Scheduling Conflict: Secretary Kerry To Deliver Remarks on Latin America at the 17th Annual CAF Conference

Notice to the Press
Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
August 30, 2013

“Secretary Kerry looked forward to his long-scheduled address at CAF to speak about the importance of our engagement in Latin America, but had to cancel in order to testify in front of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and help make the case for Congressional action on Syria,” Jen Psaki, Spokesperson

Secretary of State John Kerry will deliver remarks on the “United States and Latin America: The Power of Partnership” at the 17th Annual CAF Conference at the Willard InterContinental Hotel at 2:15 p.m. on Wednesday, September 4.

The conference, jointly sponsored by CAF Development Bank of Latin America, the Organization of American States, and the Inter-American Dialogue, will also feature remarks by former President of Chile Ricardo Lagos and Organization of American States Secretary General Jose Miguel Insulza.

Over two days of discussions, U.S. and Latin American government officials, international economists, lawmakers, policy analysts, journalists, and corporate and financial leaders will engage in discussions on global economic and political relations with Latin America. For the complete program, click here.

This event will be streamed live at

Follow the event on Twitter @StateDeptLive, @WHAAsstSecty, @USAenEspanol, and @USAemPortugues or using #CAFCONF.

This event is open for press coverage.
Pre-set time for cameras and access for stills is 12:00 p.m.
Final access time for writers is 1:30 p.m.

Members of the media must RSVP by contacting Humberto Galvan at (202) 463-2572 or

Media representatives may attend this event upon presentation of one of the following: (1) a U.S. Government-issued identification card (Department of State, White House, Congress, Department of Defense or Foreign Press Center), (2) a media-issued photo identification card, or (3) a letter from their employer on letterhead verifying their employment as a journalist, accompanied by an official photo identification card (driver's license, passport).


Office of Press Relations
(202) 647-2492

Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs

PRN: 2013/1054