ATLANTA (Reuters) -- Former President Jimmy Carter said on Tuesday
he will visit Ecuador and Costa Rica next week to discuss promoting Latin
American investments by curbing corruption in the region.
"Improving investor confidence will spur the economic growth necessary
an improved standard of living in the region," Carter said in a statement.
"Some countries, such as Costa Rica, already have important controls in
place to prevent corruption, but many challenges remain in the region," he
Carter will be joined by his wife Rosalynn and Dr. Jennifer McCoy, director
of the Carter Center's Latin American and Caribbean programme. They will
be in Quito and Guayaquil, Ecuador, Nov. 4-5 and San Jose, Costa Rica,
on Nov. 6, meeting government and business leaders.
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