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Introduced in House (07/22/2004)

Recognizes and celebrates the abolition of slavery more than 150 years ago in the Latin American countries of Mexico, Chile, Uruguay, Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Argentina, Peru, and Venezuela.

Recognizes the social, political, and cultural contributions of enslaved blacks and their descendants in Latin America.

Acknowledges the impact of slavery and the existence of racial discrimination that have led to disparate social conditions and lack of civil liberties in Latin America.

Urges the U.S. Government to: (1) work with the governments of Latin American countries to promote the visibility of the descendants of enslaved blacks in such countries; and (2) recognize the importance of supporting international and regional efforts to eliminate racial and ethnic discrimination, such as the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination (signed at New York on December 21, 1965).

Urges the countries of Latin America to work with the United States and the international community to assist in addressing poverty and other targets in accordance with the United Nations Millennium Development Goals (as contained in United Nations General Assembly Resolution 55/2 (September 2000)).