Biden in Latin America: A Modest Start
Richard E. Feinberg considers for Global Americans how the initiatives spearheaded by the Summit may impact governance and democracy in Latin America in view of the Biden administration's wider foreign policy approach to the region. He notes that a main challenge to development and assistance is the fragmented state of politics both domestically in the US and across Latin America, suggesting issue-specific coalitions to make progress on matters of mutual interest. Feinberg highlights some positive signs from the Biden administration and Latin America, as well as certain aspects that will create future complications. These aspects are also considered in terms of infrastructural needs across Latin America and the increasing willingness shown from China for infrastructural investment in the region.