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La_Serpiente Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-09-04 05:06 AM
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NY Times: Latin American Allies of U.S.: Docile and Reliable No Longer
Latin American Allies of U.S.: Docile and Reliable No Longer

WASHINGTON, Jan. 8 The United States, which has often viewed most nations of Latin America as reliable and docile allies, is increasingly facing resentment over security and trade policies that some of them view as inimical to their interests.

When President Bush travels to Mexico next week to confer with leaders from throughout the hemisphere, he will meet a more assertive Latin America. It is a region that spurned Washington on the war in Iraq, is demanding better treatment for immigrant workers and continues to block a hemispheric trade agreement that some nations, led by Brazil, view as unfair.

Mr. Bush will try to patch up relations with his Mexican counterpart, Vicente Fox, by presenting his new proposals to normalize immigration between the two countries and ease the plight of millions of illegal workers in this country. Mr. Fox's political standing at home has been undercut by his failure to win action from Mr. Bush on immigration.

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Another reason why to get the Bushistas out before they wreak havoc on Latin America. The foreign policy team in the state and defense depts. are the same officials that were a part of the Reagan administration.
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el_gato Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-09-04 10:09 AM
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1. but they (the bushistas) have their hands full right now with eurasia
so I think latin america stands a good chance at this point in history
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