A Losing Latin Policy - Are We About to Punish Democratic Allies?Quicklink submitted by Amanda Lang Permalink
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|But a couple of shoot-yourself-in-the-foot practices linger from the days when a high-riding Bush team felt it could afford to champion unilateralism and narrow U.S. interests even if it meant damaging relations with important allies.
Nowhere is that more true than in Latin America, a region where political instability and anti-American feeling are steadily mounting, where Fidel Castro suddenly finds he has more friends than at any time in his four-plus decades in power -- and where the United States is seemingly going out of its way to punish the region's largest democracies, such as Mexico, Brazil and Chile.
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