Secretary Clinton On Democracy In The Americas

Thursday, May 14, 2009
At yesterday's Council of the America's conference at the State Department:

We have requested an additional $320 million in the 2010 budget to support democratic governance in the Western Hemisphere.  As President Obama has made clear, we look forward to the day when every country in the Americas, including Cuba, can participate in our hemispheric partnerships in a manner that is consistent with the principles of the Inter-American Democratic Charter