U.S. - Latin America Relations: Report of an Independent Task Force
The Task Force report assesses the current situation in Latin America and offers a fresh approach to U.S. policy toward the region. The Task Force identifies four priority areas that should provide the new basis of U.S. policy toward Latin America, including poverty and inequality, public security, human mobility, and energy security. Among its many recommendations, the report says the United States should initiate a series of steps to normalize relations with Cuba, with the ultimate aim of lifting of the embargo, and it should pass the Colombia Free Trade Agreement.
Latin America Studies expert Julia Sweig discusses President Bush’s trip to Latin America in a conference call.
Listen to Shannon K. O'Neil, CFR's Douglas Dillon fellow for Latin America studies, discuss Latin America policy in the Obama administration with students as part of CFR's Academic Conference Call Series.
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