Myles Frechette, a senior associate with the Center for Strategic and International Studies "Americas program, has been an international consultant concentrating on trade and business issues since August 2003. He has also been a consultant to Hills & Company in Washington, D.C., since October 1998, as well as executive director of the North American–Peruvian Business Council since October 2000. His previous positions include special coordinator for the Santiago Summit of the Americas and U.S. ambassador to Colombia from 1994 to 1997. Prior to his appointment as ambassador, he was director of policy planning, coordination, and press in the Department of State’s Bureau of Inter-American Affairs. He also served as assistant U.S. trade representative for Latin America, the Caribbean, and Africa from 1990 to 1993. Ambassador Frechette was selected by the President’s Commission on Executive Exchange to work in the private sector for one year and under that program worked in the International Banking Sector of Manufacturers Hanover Trust in New York. Prior to that, he was the U.S. ambassador to Cameroon. Ambassador Frechette first joined the Foreign Service in 1963, after several years in the private sector, including with the Boeing Company. His assignments in the State Department in Washington, D.C., were all related to Latin America. He worked for the coordinator of Cuban affairs from 1963 to 1965 and held the position of coordinator himself from 1979 to 1982. From 1982 to 1983 he worked on special projects directly for the assistant secretary for inter-American affairs. Overseas, in addition to his two ambassadorial assignments, he served in Honduras, Chad, Brazil, and Venezuela as political counselor. Ambassador Frechette was born in Chile in 1936, received a B.A. from the University of British Columbia in 1958 and an M.A. from the University of California at Los Angeles in 1972." also see
- ”Biography”, Accessed February 2007.
- Doug Stokes, "US Human Rights Monitoring in Colombia", Znet, August 30, 2003.
Resources and articles
- Americas Advisory Committee, Human Rights Watch, accessed April 16, 2010.