Open the letters about who will be contested on November 3 the U.S. presidency, with President Trump as a GOP candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden for the Democratic Party, Latin America remains in the eye for elections that could change some policies in the region.
Here are six keys to this particular relationship:
Although the economic blockade of Cuba is an old Cold War story and not an invention of Donald Trump, Barack Obama’s administration achieved a thaw never before imagined with the reopening of embassies and various relaxation measures. democracy in the region.»
2.VENEZUELA, A GROWING TENSION
The Issue of Venezuela has always been one of the most important on Trump’s election agenda and in his campaign for re-election he has again turned to the «ghost of socialism» and accused Democrats of supporting that stance.
The Trump administration was the first to recognize Venezuelan Parliament President Juan Guaidó as interim president of the South American country and has supported him with the imposition of several sanctions against Nicolás Maduro, his relatives and his closest political collaborators.
Venezuela has denounced to the international community «the obsessive persecution of the ruling American elite (…) built on false premises and accusations.»
The tension also has as a Cape Verde scenario where Colombian businessman Alex Saab, accused of being a testaferro of President Maduro, was arrested and has demanded that the Cape Verdean government release him so as not to be turned over to the U.S., who claims him for alleged money laundering offences.
Venezuela, meanwhile, sentenced two former Americans who participated in a failed invasion attempt along with half a hundred Venezuelan citizens on August 7 to 20 years in prison.
3.MEXICO AND THE WALL, TRUMP’S RABID FIGHT AGAINST MIGRATION
Before being elected president of Mexico, Andrés Manuel López Obrador wrote a very critical court book «Listen Trump», all that changed by winning the election, because his idea has been to focus on domestic politics and attack poverty and inequality and encourage development in his country and prefers not to have problems with the United States.
However, Donald Trump has not lost his style and on August 18 assured that Mexico will pay for the wall through a «toll» to vehicles crossing the common border or a «tax» on remittances that Mexicans send to their relatives from the United States.
From the border town of Yuma, Arizona, where he came to hold a rally on immigration, Trump insisted that he will deliver on his campaign promise that Mexico would pay for the barrier he wants to erect on the common border.
«Yes, they’ll pay for it. They’re going to pay for it at the border, with the vehicles coming in, we’re going to impose a toll.»
4. AMERICA’S INITIATIVE GROWS
The Trump Administration recently announced the strategic framework for a new US policy toward Latin America, which is based on five axes: securing the homeland, promoting economic growth, promoting democracy and the rule of law, countering foreign influence, and strengthening partnerships with like-minded partners.
«America Grows» is America’s first initiative to the U.S. Since 1991 to the region, several Governments of Central and South America have already joined.
5.COLOMBIA AND BRAZIL, FAITHFUL FRIENDS
Colombia has an old supportive relationship with the U.S., that relationship has secured the foundation of that aid, and Trump has stressed that the region faces threats from transnational organized crime organizations and criminal networks that have effect, not only on U.S. national security, but in the face of regional security.
In this sense, the U.S. government has continued cooperation with Colombia, which shows that it is support for the fight against drugs and the arrival in the country of the Security Force Assistance Brigade (SFAB).
In addition, this same year Trump encouraged Colombia’s President Ivan Duque to resume aerial spraying of illicit crops, which were suspended in 2015 in the face of concerns about the effects of herbicide glyphosate on human health.
In the case of Brazil, the relationship of mutuHe has served much to President Jair Bolsonaro, who agrees on several issues with Trump as his opposition to the closure of the economy despite the advance of the coronavirus pandemic, which has the main pockets of contagion and deaths in the world in Brazil and the US, and his controversial position in the face of environmental issues such as the Amazon.
6.BRAKE TO CHINA’S ADVANCE
The recent China-U.S. trade war has somehow hit the region, which in recent years has strengthened its relationship with the Asian giant by becoming one of its main trading partners. Sanctions imposed on China by the Trump administration have affected several transactions between China and Latin America.
China mainly exports electrical and mechanical products to Latin America and the Caribbean, and its presence in infrastructure projects is growing stronger, while the region sells raw materials and agricultural products such as soybeans.