Administrator Samantha Power to Headline Panel on Food Security Challenges in Latin America and the Caribbean

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For Immediate Release

Monday, June 6, 2022
Office of Press Relations

On Wednesday, June 8, 2022, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Pacific Council on International Policy will convene a panel discussion on the sidelines of the Summit of the Americas in Los Angeles to highlight rising food insecurity in the Western Hemisphere and opportunities for building more sustainable, equitable, and resilient food systems throughout the region.

The panel will feature the perspectives of leaders from government, civil society, the private sector, and multilateral institutions, and USAID Administrator Samantha Power will offer new details and commitments for how the Biden-Harris Administration is working to address the impact of the global food crisis in Latin America and the Caribbean.

EVENT: The Global Food Crisis and the Americas—Challenges and Responses

WHEN: June 8, 2022, 1:00-2:00 p.m. PST
Pre-set for cameras: 12:30 p.m. PST

WHERE: Heinsbergen Room, Millennium Biltmore Hotel Los Angeles
506 S Grand Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90071


  • Samantha Power, Administrator of USAID
  • Eduardo Enrique Reina, Foreign Minister of Honduras
  • Manuel Otero, Director General, Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture
  • Renata Segura, Deputy Program Director for Latin America and Caribbean, International Crisis Group
  • Gael Pressoir, Dean of the Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, Quisqueya University

RSVP: Reporters may attend in person or virtually. Please RSVP by Tuesday, June 7 here. For media who have RSVP’d to cover on-site, a confirmation email with arrival instructions and logistics will be sent to you ahead of the event.

The event will occur in English and Spanish with simultaneous interpretation available, and also be livestreamed here.

Last updated: August 11, 2022

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