Pompeo's statement is no more than a derivative of manifest destiny: the transcendent goal of the United States is to enforce the will of God on earth.
What President Trump fails to realize is that the values he is rejecting are precisely the pillars upon which the American nation was founded.
While commentary in the United States still continues to resonate in response to Donald Trump’s first State of the Union address, this week, for the second time, Latin America will host the visit of a high-level official government official from the United States. Last August, Vice President Mike Pence traveled to [Read more]
The broad agenda that is impelling U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on his current Latin American tour looks like a replay of the national security doctrine that determined Washington’s relations with the region during the Cold War.
Today, the threats that Tillerson is talking about, communism and the former [Read more]
<i>The secretary of state today starts his tour of Mexico, Argentina, Peru and Colombia</i>
America is not a continent but an ensemble of values. And the threatening shadow of China and Russia extends over them; two countries that have an economic influence on the region, but who are foreign to their democratic [Read more]
The great tormentor of Latin American society, together with political oligarchies and local military commanders, has been, since the century before last, the United States, not Russia or China.
Trump has yet to visit any Latin American country since taking office and may once again demonstrate his lack of interest if he does not attend the Summit of the Americas, which will happen in Peru this April.
Latin America in general, and South America in particular, are not areas that Washington is especially interested in.
The world as we know it has grown accustomed to a certain type of president who engages in campaigns against presidents from other parties; they walk behind their predecessors carrying an eraser to erase or adjust what has been accomplished so far. Trump might be one of them. He is following Obama’s path with an [Read more]