Ivan Duque’s low approval ratings have been blamed on missteps, migrants and a mentor that never seems to go away. But there are structural reasons too, and those aren’t likely to go away after his term.
On the third episode of “Two gringos with questions,” your hosts talked to Ambassador Shannon on the importance of U.S. presence in the region and his secrets for surviving thousands of meetings and briefings.
In recent years, Vladimir Putin’s Russia has become increasingly strategically interested in Latin America. Despite clear geopolitical goals, the Kremlin’s relationship with the region has been marked by pragmatic realpolitik.
The new Democratic majority in the House will likely elevate a well-known, moderate Latin America advocate to chair the Foreign Relations Committee and provide a balance to the administration’s possible bro-mance with Bolsonaro.