The Heat: US-Latin America relations

The Heat

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson disembarks from the plane upon his arrival in Mexico City on February 1, 2018. US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is on an official two-day visit to Mexico as part of a tour of Latin America countries. (AFP PHOTO / PEDRO PARDO)

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is on his first tour of Latin America and taking the opportunity to put pressure on Venezuela.

Tillerson’s tour of Latin America has focused on the political situation in Venezuela, as well as addressing issues such as drug trafficking and trade. The U.S. Secretary of State’s trip is also being viewed as the United States looking to regain influence in a region it has historically considered its backyard.

CGTN’s Joel Richards has this report from Buenos Aires.
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To discuss the role of the United State in Latin America:

  • Cecilia Nahon is Argentina’s former Ambassador to the United States.
  • Benjamin Gedan is a former South America director on President Barack Obama’s National Security Council.
  • Temir Porras is a visiting professor at Sciences Po University and a former Venezuelan career diplomat.
  • Kevin Casas is former second vice president in Costa Rica.


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