Subcommittee Hearing

Vaccine Diplomacy in Latin America and the Caribbean: The Importance of U.S. Engagement

Subcommittee on Western Hemisphere, Transnational Crime, Civilian Security, Democracy, Human Rights, and Global Women's Issues Date: Thursday, November 18, 2021 Time: 10:00 AM Location: SD-419 and Videoconference Presiding: Senator Kaine
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For this hearing, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee will follow guidelines developed in consultation with the Office of the Attending Physician (OAP), the Senate Sergeant at Arms, and the Senate Rules Committee to protect the health of members,witnesses, staff, and the public. This includes maintaining six-foot social distance spacing in the hearing room.

Accordingly, press seating is limited. All media must RSVP to your respective gallery to reserve a seat, and only Hill-credentialed media will be permitted to attend. 

Per CDC guidelines, press should wear a mask. Masks and other PPE, as well as sanitation supplies, will be available at the entrance to the hearing room.  

Pursuant to guidance from the CDC and OAP, Senate office buildings are currently not open to the public other than official business visitors and credentialed press at this time. Accordingly, other in-person visitors cannot be accommodated at this hearing.


Panel I

  1. Mr. Kevin O'Reilly
    Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs
    U.S. Department of State
    Washington , D.C.
  2. Mr. Peter Natiello
    Acting Assistant Administrator, Bureau for Latin America and the Caribbean
    United States Agency for International Development
    Washington , D.C.

Panel II

  1. Dr. Arachu Castro
    Director of the Collaborative Group for Health Equity in Latin America (CHELA)
    Tulane University
    New Orleans , LA
  2. Mr. Dan Restrepo
    Senior Fellow
    Center for American Progress
    Washington , D.C.
  3. Mr. Daniel F. Runde
    Senior Vice President
    Center for Strategic and International Studies

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