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The White House, Washington
Earlier this year, a Syrian father of eight received a text message.
It informed him that the stipend he had been receiving each month to buy food for his family was being cut from $19 to $13.50 per person. This was half of what he had been receiving the year before -- when his family first reached Lebanon from the war-torn Syrian city of Raqqa -- and would not be enough to feed his kids.
With that amount, he told a reporter, "You can't even get bread."
Across the region, refugees fleeing the brutality of the Assad regime and ISIL have received similar news of declining support. Just this month, 229,000 Syrian refugees in Jordan learned they would no longer receive any food assistance.
Nearly 12 million Syrians have been forced from their homes by Syria's devastating conflict, four million of whom have fled their country. Syrians given refuge in neighboring countries are safe from the barrel bombings, chemical attacks, and deadly sieges they faced at home. But with few opportunities to work, most must rely on the international community to meet their most basic needs: a roof over their heads, food on their table, a classroom for their children.
This morning, President Obama spoke to the United Nations about American leadership. As the President said, America is the strongest nation in the world, and one of the ways we have always demonstrated that strength is through our compassion for people who are less fortunate.
Syria is no exception. Our government leads the world in contributions to the Syrian crisis, having given $4.5 billion to assist those in need. We have also significantly increased the number of refugees we will admit to the United States, including Syrians. And we continue to work tirelessly towards the political solution that will bring the bloodshed to an end and allow displaced Syrians to return home, as so many wish to do.
But the profound challenges faced by these families cannot be tackled by governments alone. Americans understand this, and many are asking what they can do.
Thank you,
Samantha Power
U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations
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ext 12 Months
October 1, 2015
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Opportunities and Challenges in Latin America: A Business Lawyer’s Look Into the Next 12 Months
Thursday, October 1, 2015
5:00 p.m. Registration5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. EDT
Reception to follow program.

Hunton & Williams LLP
1111 Brickell Avenue, Suite 2500
Miami, FL 33131
We are offering a simulcast of this program in our New York office. Please respond tommartinezreyes@hunton.com
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Always a dynamic region, the legal and business environment in Latin America has been changing
rapidly over the past year. Markets that were hot have cooled and smaller markets are
emerging with surprising strength. Change brings opportunity. The focus of this program is to
highlight opportunities that exist today, and possibilities that may develop over the next 12 months
as a result of changes in the legal framework for business.

Speakers:
Marlon FetznerDirector of Legal and Corporate Affairs, LatAm New Markets, Microsoft
  Andrés Cedrón Senior Legal Counsel & Senior Director, Compliance – Latin America, Stryker
Ines BahachilleLegal Counsel Westlac, Diageo 
Gustavo I. LopezVice President, Head of Distribution – Latin America, AMC Networks International 
Moderator:Fernando C. AlonsoPartner, Chairman of the Latin American Practice GroupHunton & Williams 
Introductions:Barrett Avigdor Managing Director - Latin America, Major, Lindsey & Africa
Complimentary program and reception. Space is limited.





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