Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) Annual Meetings - Miami, April 2008
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The 49th Annual Meeting of the Board of Governors of the IDB will take place in Miami, USA, April 4-8. It is the Bank's foremost event, which congregates official delegations, businesspeople and civil society organizations. The latter will bring their queries about the Integration of Regional Infrastructure in South America (IIRSA) initiative, biofuels and the carbon trade markets, among others. In a context of growing changes in matters of financing, the IDB will do its best to change so that everything remains the same.

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