President Bush's Fence-Mending Trip to Latin America

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President Bush is visiting Brazil, Uruguay, Colombia, Guatemala and Mexico this week, carrying with him a complicated economic and trade agenda. But after keeping Latin American issues on the back burner for six years can he effectively compete with rising radical leaders like Hugo Chávez?  September 11 and then the war in Iraq got in the way of Bush’s promise to focus US foreign policy on Latin America. Now, he faces a series of what promises to be some massive and noisy protests in a part of the globe where he’s deeply unpopular. Guest host Marc Cooper speaks with journalists and experts in energy, foreign policy and national security.  (This program was originally broadcast earlier today on To the Point.)

Credits

Guests:
Patrick McDonnell - Los Angeles Times - @mcdneville, Michael Shifter - Inter-American Dialogue, Adam Isacson - Washington Office on Latin America - @adam_wola

Host:
Marc Cooper

Producer:
Karen Radziner