Renew the U.S.-Latin America Partnership at the 2021 Summit of the Americas
December 28, 2020This article was originally published in the National Interest on December 23, 2020.
For several years, U.S. policy toward Latin America has been unmoored from clearly defined goals and a broader strategy. However, President-elect Joe Biden has an opportunity early in his term to correct this wayward drift.
The United States will host the next Summit of the Americas in April 2021, providing an excellent platform to advance policy priorities in Latin America and the Caribbean. The Summit should spur serious thinking about a renewed vision for U.S. policy in the region. To fully capture the potential of this triennial meeting, the Biden administration must prepare a significant plan of action.