The Andean country, a proponent of free trade but often a reluctant diplomatic leader, has taken a surprising outsized role in furthering economic integration between Latin America and the Asia Pacific region.
Sources confirm to Global Americans that Kimberly Breier, a veteran member of the U.S. intelligence community, will be named Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs and that Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will travel to Latin America in the coming weeks.
Crime and violence in the Northern Triangle is a regional issue that requires a collective response to the structural factors driving it: weak state capacity, corruption within police forces and the judiciary, and insufficient data. Deporting refugees back to the region doesn’t help.
Rumors have circulated that President Trump may not attend the 8th Summit of the Americas when it meets in Lima this April. If true, it will be more evidence of a careless (or willful) ceding of goodwill and leadership in our neighborhood.
Brazil faces more challenges protecting its borders than almost any other country in the world. As the country seeks to assert itself as a regional power, measured military collaboration with the U.S. is important for domestic and regional stability.
Premiering this month, intelligence and foreign policy expert Dee Smith presents a five-part Real Vision series that explores the current geopolitical order, rising global threats, the challenges of globalization, and what tomorrow holds.