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The Obama administration and the Americas : agenda for change / Abraham F. Lowenthal, Theodore J. Piccone, and Laurence Whitehead, editors.

Publication:
Washington, D.C. : Brookings Institution Press, c2009.
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Book
xiv, 235 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
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Subjects:
United States -- Foreign relations -- Latin America.
Latin America -- Foreign relations -- United States.
United States -- Foreign relations -- 2009-.
Obama, Barack.
Summary:
"Argues that the Obama administration should focus early and strategically on Latin America because of its impact on issues from energy, narcotics, and immigration to trade and jobs. Contributors emphasize case-by-case, sophisticated, and multilateral approaches to dealing with such hard cases as Bolivia, Colombia, Cuba, Haiti, Mexico, and Venezuela"--Provided by publisher.
Contents:
Foreword / Strobe Talbott
Part I. Overview
Renewing cooperation in the Americas / Abraham F. Lowenthal
Building a constructive inter-American partnership / Daniel Zovatto
Supporting democracy in the Americas: the case for multilateral action / Theodore J. Piccone

Part II. Getting down to hard cases
Seven steps to improve U.S.-Colombia relations / Michael Shifter
Human rights and free trade in Colombia / Rodrigo Pardo
Haiti's political outlook: what the United States should do / Daniel P. Erikson
Responding to the challenge in Haiti / Juan Gabriel Valdés - Cuba in transition: the role of external actors / Marifeli Pérez-Stable
Turning the symbol around: returning Guantánamo Bay to Cuba / Bert Hoffman
Engaging Venezuela: 2009 and beyond / Jennifer McCoy
The United States and Bolivia: test case for change / George Gray Molina
The rule of law in Mexico: challenges for the Obama administration / Carlos Elizondo and Ana Laura Magaloni
Part III. Looking ahead
A project for the Americas / Laurence Whitehead.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contributor:
Lowenthal, Abraham F.
Piccone, Theodore J.
Whitehead, Laurence.
ISBN:
9780815703099 (pbk. : alk. paper)
0815703090 (pbk. : alk. paper)
OCLC:
294886473