The Obama Administration Looks to Latin America After Years of Neglect

The Administration has finally figured out that many of the region’s economies are strong enough global players now to be useful to the U.S. as bloc partners in its bid to stay ahead of China’s burgeoning trade and financial power

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May 3, 2013 - San Jose, Panama - US president, Barack Obama (L), arrives with his Costa Rican counterpart, Laura Chinchilla (back), to a cultural act with children students in San Jose, Costa Rica, 03 May 2013. Obama is on a 22-hours official visit, during which he will meet with the leaders of the Integration Central American System.