by James M. Roberts
The Heritage Foundation
May 21, 2014
The U.S. has failed for many years to enunciate clearly to the rest of the hemisphere the principles for which its stands. It has also failed to exert American leadership and to display a disposition to genuine partnership with allies in the region. As Latin America continues to refine the definition of the regime that prevails in the new economy of the Pacific—very much still a work in progress—the stakes have seldom been higher and the need to act seldom more urgent.

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