Skip to comments.Obama seeks new relationship with Latin America
Posted on 04/12/2009 8:55:01 AM PDT by EagleUSA
WASHINGTON (Reuters) President Barack Obama will try to establish a cooperative new relationship with Latin America this week, but U.S. resistance to change on highly symbolic issues like Cuba and immigration could undercut the effort, analysts said.
Obama travels to Mexico on Thursday for his first visit to the region as president and heads to Trinidad and Tobago on Friday for the Fifth Summit of the Americas. As he did at the G20 summit of major economic powers in London this month, the president plans to emphasize listening to regional leaders and working on shared goals.
"With all that is at stake today, we cannot afford to talk past one another," Obama said on Saturday in his weekly radio speech. "We have to find, and build on, our mutual interests."
Jeffrey Davidow, Obama's special adviser for the summit, said there had been a push to establish a new tone with pre-summit consultations and diplomacy. Obama met Mexican President Felipe Calderon before taking office and several Cabinet officials have visited Latin America.
"I think coming so early in the administration," Davidow said, "this ... legitimately can be seen as a new beginning."
Obama's popularity, compared to former President George W. Bush, and his performance at the G20 give him tremendous goodwill among fellow leaders as he begins the visit, analysts said, but much hinges on his pledge to listen and learn.
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Meanwhile the MSM continues to report Obama's anti-American international rhetoric that he keeps spewing---- trying to foster support for his socialist power-grab of America.
He basically spits in the face of our friends and kisses the ass of dictators. 0bama is a truly dangerous man who is going to do a lot of damage to this country that will take decades to fix.
Still no word on Richard Phillips being held at gun point in the Indian ocean?
Is there any royalty in latin America that Obowma can bow to?
he will find it i’m sure.
Wait ‘til Chavez pirates one of our ships. That’ll be like a barrel full of monkeys.
Any bets on a visit to the Antarctic to see the polar bears and prove AGW?....:^)
No doubt representatives of the Shining Path will have a seat at the table.
When all you see about you are pagans, heathens, thieves, immoral broodmares living on the dole, Black Racists, Communists, Marxists and Black Liberation Theology hacks — it's easy to doubt the existence of Christ.
It's also easy to see why they abhor the dreaded “N” word..
It's so perfectly descriptive of so many of them.
I am sure he will find someone to apologise to and something to blame the US for.
He sure doesnt stay home much, The engines of air force one havent cooled down since jan. 20th.
The more communist the better, he is a worthless POS.
He’ll no doubt invite more “Latin Americans” to come up and take our jobs that Americans don’t want to take. Heck he’ll even promise instant citizenship. He’s sure a nice guy (to our enemies).