39 ALIDE General Assembly CURAÇAO 2009
 
CHANGES IN THE WORLD ECONOMY AND CHALLENGES FOR LATIN AMERICAN AND CARIBBEAN DEVELOPMENT FINANCING
 
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Asociación Latinoamericana de Instituciones Financieras para el Desarrollo
Corporación para el Desarrollo de Curaçao (Korpodeko)
CURAÇAO, THE LARGEST ISLAND OF THE NETHERLANDS ANTILLES
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Curaçao, the largest of the Netherlands Antilles, which is located barely 35 miles north of Venezuela, offers a unique site for leisure and joyful activity. Sun, beaches, dreams, history and a culture rich in experience and language are the defining characteristics of Curaçao. An island colony of Holland, it is filled with enchantment, colors and forms, spaces and a magic that envelops and enchants. It is a simple place whose natural beauty is its most important feature: soft, white sand bathed by an almost emerald-colored ocean, warm, with gentle waves that invite one to embark upon adventure, pleasure, entertainment.

This island, whose capital city, Willemstad, is recognized by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site, is home to a population of roughly 160 thousand people from 55 different cultures, who share a religious and ethnic harmony. Nothing is truer than its history, its African roots and its European heritage. The country has three official languages (English, Spanish and Dutch), but when islanders talk with each other, they tend to do so in Papiamento, a dialect rooted in the Spanish and Dutch languages.

Located outside the hurricane belt, Curaçao is warm and sunny all year long. The average temperature is 27°C (80°F), with continuous fresh breezes. The use of comfortable, lightweight clothing is recommended, with formal wear for social events.
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 Curaçao Marriott Beach
   Resort & Emerald Casino
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 Hilton Curaçao
 
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