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Losing Latin America? A Protectionist Congress Is Destroying U.S. Credibility

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Publication Date: April 2008

Publisher(s): Heritage Foundation (Washington, D.C.)

Author(s): James M. Roberts; Ray Walser

Series: WebMemo

Topic: Government (Foreign relations)

Keywords: Latin American; Labor; free trade

Type: Brief

Coverage: United States


In American election years, a theme sure to grab the nation's attention is who "lost" a certain country. In 1952, it was "Who lost China?" In 1980, it was "Who lost Iran?" In 2008, voters may rightfully begin to ask who lost an entire region. In this case, it will be "Who lost Latin America?"