McCain and Obama Debate

WHAT: Florida International University’s Latin American and Caribbean Center (LACC) and the Institute for Public Management and Community Service (IPMCS) have teamed up to organize a debate on U.S. foreign policy toward Latin America between representatives from the presidential campaigns of Sen. John McCain and Sen. Barack Obama. The forum, entitled “What will the next U.S. President’s foreign policy look like for Latin America?”, will examine the most critical issues currently facing the hemisphere. Topics will include immigration, the impact of the U.S. financial crisis on Latin America, gang violence and security policy for the region and the effects of U.S. energy policy. Potential changes in diplomatic relations with Cuba, Venezuela, Bolivia, Colombia and Mexico also will be discussed.

WHO: Invited speakers include Adolfo Franco, advisor to McCain; Richard Fontaine, foreign policy advisor to McCain; and Dan Restrepo, senior policy advisor, Western Hemisphere, to Obama. IPMCS director Allan Rosenbaum and LACC director Cristina Eguizábal will moderate the panel discussion.

WHEN: Wednesday, October 22 at 4 p.m.

WHERE: Florida International University-University Park, 11200 SW 8th St., in the MARC International Pavilion. The event is free and open to the public.

FOR MORE INFORMATION or to RSVP: Contact the Latin American and Caribbean Center at 305-348-2894 or