Areas of Expertise:
Latin America, Trade
As Director for Global Policy, Maria Medrano leads ITI’s work in Latin America and supports the work of ITI’s Trade Policy Committee.
Before joining ITI, Maria served as Director, Americas at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and as Executive Director of the Association of American Chambers of Commerce in Latin America (AACCLA). In that capacity, she was responsible for the development and implementation of key policy positions on a wide range of trade and investment issues between the United States and Latin America and the Caribbean. Previously, Maria worked for the Communications and Society Program at the Aspen Institute.
Medrano has an M.A. in European and Eurasian Studies from The George Washington University and a B.A. in History and Political Science from the University of Florida. She is fluent in Spanish, has a working knowledge of French and Italian, and is well-versed in trade policy.
Blog Posts by Maria Medrano
ITI encourages T-TIP negotiators to make progress on 21st century trade issues (ITI, February 02, 2015)
As U.S. and European negotiators meet in Brussels today to launch the eighth round of Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (T-TIP) negotiations, ITI encourages them to reach concrete progress ...
All Eyes on Brazil’s Moves to Potentially Balkanize the Internet (ITI, February 20, 2014)
DATELINE BRASILIA -- Brazil’s Congress has delayed a vote yet again this week on a bill that could have some decidedly negative ramifications for the Internet and the global digital economy. In the months ...
Global Business Community Urges Brazil to Refrain from In-Country Data Storage Requirements (ITI, October 22, 2013)
As the Brazilian lower house of Congress, Camara de Deputados, prepares to vote on the Internet Framework bill, ITI joined a coalition of nearly 50 global business groups urging in a letter to congressional ...
The Vice President in Europe: Trade a Top Priority (ITI, February 01, 2013)
Vice President Joe Biden begins a European trip today with meetings and events set for Germany, France, and the United Kingdom. The U.S. economic relationship with Europe is one of the issues at the top ...
Trans-Pacific Partnership on President Obama’s Asian Trip Agenda (ITI, November 16, 2012)
Next week, President Obama will leave Washington for a three-nation trip to Thailand, Burma, and Cambodia. Media reports ahead of the trip note that Thailand is likely to announce its interest in joining ...