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PRESS RELEASE Visión Américas launches Washington, D.C., April 5, 2011: Ambassador Roger Noriega, Visiting Fellow at American Enterprise Institute and Managing Director of Visión Américas, a firm that specializes in in Latin American political, economic, and security issues, today announced the launch of a new weblog, (IASW), a site dedicated to distributing the latest economic, political, and security information about the Western Hemisphere. “There are very real threats growing in the region. We have to examine them, develop effective responses, and promote constructive alternatives. The battle begins with reliable information,” said Noriega. “The goal of IASW is to start the conversation in Washington, a bipartisan conversation that leads to developing a sensible policy that addresses the threat of narco-trafficking and hostile regimes in Venezuela, Ecuador, Bolivia, and elsewhere. We also must advance the much-needed free trade agreements with countries like Colombia.” Unlike similar sites, IASW will combine original content and serve as a platform for news and opinion about Latin America drawn from the region’s leading publications. The resources page will have talking points and summaries of important articles as well as original analysis about events in key countries. “Our goal is to make the information as readily accessible as possible,” said VA Associate José R. Cárdenas. “We know that Washington moves at a very fast-pace, and policymakers need information that is quick and on-point.”

About InterAmericanSecurityWatch We are a group of concerned policy experts determined to identify and defeat the destructive agendas that threaten individual freedom, prosperity, and the well-being of the peoples of the region. The goal of our site is to inform regional policymakers and international public opinion of the dangers of these radical populist regimes to inter-American security. Visit and follow IASW on twitter @IASecurity. About Ambassador Roger Noriega Noriega has more than two decades of public policy experience focusing on U.S. interests in the Western Hemisphere. Twice appointed by President George W. Bush (and confirmed by the U.S. Senate) and with a 10-year career on Capitol Hill, Noriega founded the consultancy firm Vision Americas and is also a visiting fellow at the prestigious American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research.

FOR RELEASE 12:00 P.M. EST, APRIL 5, 2011