Totally fulfilling its objective, one of the most meaningful events of the Inter-American Defense Board (IADB), the Cultural Meeting of the Americas 2016 contributed to tighten even more the strong bonds of friendship among the Nation of the Americas.
Last May 21st, at the Joint Base Anacostia Bolling (JBAB), Washington, D.C., the international meeting took place, during which the IADB delegations and the over 2500 guests enthusiastically took part in a cultural celebration to the international community.
In an environment of true comradeship and friendship, the event was carried out among laughter and singing, children and adults sharing typical food and music, traditions, traditional outfits, dances and painted faces.
The objective was thoroughly reached: promoting the friendship and the support among the peoples of America. All around, brotherly hugs and honest wishes of welfare and good luck.
“La Marinera Norteña con caballo de Paso”, “Samba”, “el Bambuco”, “Mariachi”, “Merengue”, “Bachata”, “Salsa”, “Tango”, among other types of traditional folksongs, “Feijoada”, “Acaraje”, “Guarana”, “Chuchitos”, “Chiles rellenos”, “Pastel de yuca”, “Pastel de choclo”, “Cheviche”, “Hojaldres”, “Empanadas de carne”, “Cerdo Asado”, “Pollo a la brasa”, “Chorizo y churrasco”, “Tamales”, “Guacamole”, “Picadillo”, “Tacos”, “Inka Kola”, “Horchata”, “Vino”, all cultural traits of the Americas fraternized.
The Director General of the Secretariat expresses his special thanks to the Chairmanship of the Council of Delegates, to the Director of the Inter-American defense College and their personnel, to the representatives of the accredited Delegations and to all the families of the participating countries for their motivation and the success of the Cultural Meeting of the Americas.