This February, France’s President Emmanuel Macron hosted Ukraine’s Volodymyr Zelenskyy as well as Germany’s Olaf Scholz. Italy’s Giorgina Meloni was not invited to the dinner and this has caused some tensions between European leaders. While a dinner may seem small, the challenges that the European Union faces are not.
The Unites States has long had relations within Latin America from its time as a early republic, defining itself and its place among other nations. In more contemporary times, engagement with the region has been met with indifference. However, it is important for policy practitioners to have a comprehension of past relations between the U.S. and the rest of the hemisphere.
Latin American-US relations are in a rocky place. The Biden administration started with great words but little results against the advances of China in the region. Meanwhile, the Republicans tend to show little interest for the region.