United States policies toward the region have oscillated between activism and aloofness. In both cases, the perception of U.S. attitudes has given rise to criticism in Latin America and the Caribbean.
If the U.S. seems too involved, chances are that many observers will accuse Washington of unduly interfering in the domestic affairs of other countries. If the U.S.—consciously or not—turns its back on the region, there will be people complaining that the U.S. government is indifferent to the fate of its neighbors. “They don’t care” is the predictable expression of disappointment that will be heard in some quarters…
, Celso Amorim
, Latin America and the Caribbean
, U.S. President-elect
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