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What Trump’s “America First” Means for Latin America

October 12, 2017

Smart great powers ensure their safety by befriending smaller neighboring countries. China is engaged in a high-profile charm offensive to overcome long-standing animosities and draw its Southeast Asian neighbors into its orbit, through trade agreements and massive infrastructure projects. The Russia of Vladimir Putin is working hard to regain influence in territories of the former Soviet Union, throughout Europe and Central Asia.

But U.S. President Donald Trump’s vision of a resurgent America apparently excludes some of our closest neighbors. Instead of erecting bridges, he seems...

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