U. S. -Latin America Ties Need Commitment and Strategy
Publication Date: September 2004
Publisher(s): Heritage Foundation (Washington, D.C.)
Author(s): Stephen Johnson
Keywords: Latin American
Coverage: Cuba Venezuela Colombia
Washington needs to reengage Latin America to offset the influence of Hugo ChÃ¡vez and Fidel Castro. Specifically, the United States should defend principles of free choice in Venezuela, sustain progress against narcoterrorism in Colombia, support institution-building in Haiti, develop a post-Castro engagement plan for Cuba, and promote reforms to move the region's energy sector away from state ownership and politicization.