Improved US/Latin America relations?

  • Obama has had constructive policies towards Latin America, i.e. improved relations with Cuba, downplaying the "war on drugs", and immigration reform.
  • End of commodity boom (& therefore the end of loose fiscal policy) is changing regional politics - the "pink tide" of left wing governments is on the wane (e.g Rousseff in Brazil, Kirchner in Argentina, Correa in Ecuador all under pressure).
  • Therefore expected that pragmatism (i.e. working with the US) might be favoured over ideology (i.e. might see improved relations with the US).
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