Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) Annual Meetings - Guatemala, March 2007
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The 48th Annual Meeting of the Board of Governors of the IDB takes place in Guatemala City, Guatemala, March 16-20, 2007. This year, the hot issues are: the announcement of the IDB realignment; the review of its lending program; infrastructure and integration projects, and the debt cancelation of the 'poorest' Latin American countries. As in previous years, civil society representatives will actively participate in seminars and meetings with IDB staff members.

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