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Time to Listen

Title: Time to Listen

The United States’ diplomatic influence is ebbing in Latin America and the Caribbean. U.S. military influence, though, remains strong. The result is inertia, a policy on autopilot, focused on security threats and capabilities at a time when creativity is badly needed. Moving in a more constructive direction would not be difficult. It could start with simply listening to what Latin American government and civil society leaders are saying. The clamor for a new relationship is loud, but still falling on deaf ears. Time to Listen is the latest in our series of reports about trends in U.S. security relations with Latin America and the Caribbean.

Year: 2013

Author: Latin America Working Group Education Fund, Center for International Policy, and Washington Office on Latin America