Romney’s focus on Latin America

Posted on October 25, 2012 • Filed under: Latin America News, United States

During Monday’s debate on foreign policy, which turned out to be a debate almost entirely focused on the Middle East, Romney was the only one to mention Latin America. And, most important, he did it in a positive light, not falling into Washington’s usual habit of linking the region exclusively to drugs, crime or illegal immigration.

Romney said that, if elected, he would increase U.S. trade worldwide, “particularly in Latin America.” He added that there are “opportunities for us in Latin America we have just not taken advantage of fully,” and that “We’re all focused on China. Latin America is a huge opportunity for us.” President Obama, in his response, switched to other issues. Read Article

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