Latin America Rises to International Influence and Redefines Alliances
Brazil is the leading country that is talking about the political agenda of the expansion of which Latin America's political influence.
According to the IISS, influence made by Latin America is gaining a powerful position and in some cases causing the U.S. some concern. Just a few years ago Latin America was a hegemonic potency and had lost influence in the region.
The IISS annual strategic balance established that in the future Latin American countries will sense themselves as a potency and will expect to be threaded that way.
The London study center exposes the influence that Brazil, Mexico and Bolivia have supporting the struggle against climate change, through the influence of the regions political parties; Union de Naciones Suramericanas (UNASUR) and Alianza Bolivariana para las Americas (ALBA).
Brazil under the Luis Ignacio Da Silva administration has received different international appreciations in his last year as president, the most important being his participation in the Middle East conflict, showing the influence that this nation has.
The IISS also points to the fact that most Latin Americans have a concept that references the influence of U.S. as being based on fear and intimidation. And that the U.S. is a decadent potency, with time will face more opposition than ever, at least in their region.
The crisis in Honduras and the agreement that will allow the U.S. to operate seven military bases in Colombia only complicate the relation with the Obama administration and the regional expectations.
U.S. distance with the region showed by the failure to be part of a new regional organization that the Latin American and Caribbean countries had made in the beginning of the year.
In actual context the IISS considers it a major challenge for Washington to establish better diplomatic relationships with the ally governments in Latin America and their investment partners so a common agenda can be developed.