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U. S. -Latin America Ties Need Commitment and Strategy

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Publication Date: September 2004

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

Author(s): Stephen Johnson

Topic: Government (Foreign relations)

Keywords: Latin American

Type: Report

Coverage: Cuba Venezuela Colombia


Washington needs to reengage Latin America to offset the influence of Hugo Chávez 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.