The Biden administration has promised to repair frayed US–Latin American relations and restore the United States’ traditional role in the Southern Hemisphere. Political observers expect Biden will pursue these goals through cooperation, diplomacy and multilateralism. But how much he can accomplish, considering the region’s dire economic situation, growing political instability and polarization, is debatable. International relations expert Oliver Stuenkel argues that US attempts at reengagement are critical to Latin America’s prospects.
About the Author
Oliver Stuenkel is an associate professor of international relations at the Getulio Vargas Foundation in São Paulo, Brazil.
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